Psychologist I

La Salle University

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Psychologist I
294100 – Student Counseling Center
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Full-Time, 80.0% Work Schedule
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Position Summary

The Psychologist I is a full-time, 80% (10 months) staff member who provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach to students, faculty, and staff. The Psychologist I serves as a mental health resource to individual students as a counselor, to faculty and staff as a consultant, and to the La Salle population at large as an integrated member of the community.

Essential Duties
  • Provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to La Salle students
  • Provide crisis intervention and risk/safety assessment services in instances where students may require hospitalization or a higher level of care.
  • Provide case management for own caseload and consultation with Director, Assistant Direction, part-time staff and trainees.
  • Maintains a list of preferred outside providers and provides consultation with students and/or their family on access outside resources when needs are beyond the Student Counseling Center Scope of practice.
  • Provides follow-up intervention and/or response to students seeking counseling through after-hours telephonic counseling service.
  • Provide individual supervision to Doctoral interns and/or Masters Practicum students.
  • Provide consultation and outreach services to faculty and professional staff.
  • Develop and conduct workshops, group programs, educational activities, and outreach programs related to relevant mental health issues
  • Maintain ethical and comprehensive clinical records.
  • Participate actively in University governance through committee assignments.
  • Participate in division and University programs, activities, ceremonies, and celebrations
  • Foster a work environment that encourages knowledge, respect and development of skills to engage with diverse members of the La Salle community.
  • Remain competent and current through understanding national trends in student mental health issues by developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development experiences, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of the Student Counseling Center, Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness Services and/or the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Secondary Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Division of Student Affairs by performing all other duties assigned by the Director of the Student Counseling Center and/or Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness Services
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Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, including a supervised internship
  • Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Two years of counseling, consultation, outreach, case management, and clinical supervision experience in a University Counseling Center.
  • Two years of experience in management and staff supervision.
  • Experience with crisis intervention and risk/safety management required.
  • Ability to handle a large caseload effectively (30+ clients/wk).
  • Ability to function effectively and collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience serving as a mental health consultant preferred.
  • An understanding of the mental health needs of college students and campus best practices.
  • Specialty in an area or areas that are pertinent to the population (e.g. experience with trauma, eating disorders, etc).
  • Demonstrated skills in providing compassionate, ethical, professional, optimistic, culturally sensitive and nonjudgmental care.
  • Excellent administrative, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in an urban setting.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
  • No specific physical requirements.
  • Some evening and weekend work required at department and university events.
  • After-hours consultation required as needed for crisis case management.
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