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10-month, Full-time Staff Psychologist
California Lutheran University
Student Counseling Services
$52,000/year + generous benefits package
Full-time, ten(10)-month Staff Psychologist position at Student Counseling Services (SCS) at California Lutheran University. A highly desirable applicant will be a collaborative self-starter who possesses both excellent clinical and organizational abilities. Training, experience and interest in providing clinical supervision and in assessing for ADHD are particular areas of expertise that are sought in applicants for this position. Duties of the position include short-term individual, group and couples therapy, psychological assessments, consultation, outreach, psycho-educational workshops (sometimes after hours), clinical supervision and training, case management with clients with psychiatric illnesses, liaison/consultant relationships, and rotating after hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities. The position reports to the Director of SCS, within the Division of Student Affairs.
The position of Staff Psychologist requires engagement in the following specific duties and responsibilities:
Provides individual and couples counseling/psychotherapy guided by the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association and the legal standards articulated in the laws of the state of California
Conducts intake and assessment services
Manages a large clinical caseload within an environment of high activity and multiple role demands
Facilitates interpersonal process, support and/or psycho-educational groups
Provides on-call and/or in-person urgent care screening/triage services
Provides behavioral health consultations with medical professionals
Responds to campus crises
Shares after-hours emergency services coverage with other members of the staff
Maintains accurate and timely documentation of services provided
Provides outreach, liaison, and consultation services
Provides supervision of trainees in accordance with policies and procedures
Attends staff meetings
Serves on internal and external committees
May develop formal teaching relationships with academic departments
Demonstrates a commitment to campus and community diversity in the broadest sense and to providing counseling services consistent with that value
Follows agency policies and procedures consistent with state and federal mental health statutes, ethical guidelines and best practices
Knowledge and ability to use computer applications, including on-line information technology and electronic recordkeeping
Represents SCS/CLU at regional and national conferences, as funding permits
Other responsibilities, as assigned
The successful candidate for the Staff Psychologist position will possess the following qualities:
a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate
a commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community
the ability to respond effectively to spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning
multicultural competence in the broadest sense
proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions and trainings
broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment, utilizing a time- limited model of care
a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees
availability and willingness to attend occasional evening or weekend activities
Completed doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology.
Completion of a Pre-doctoral Internship
Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in California (license required within 1 year of hire date)
Two (2) years or more of demonstrated skillful provision of clinical services to a college student population
Demonstrated skills and experience in providing psycho-educational outreach to, and effectively working with, diverse people, cultures, and communities
Completion of a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program
Completion of a Pre-doctoral Internship at an APA-accredited training program
Demonstrated interest in and experience providing clinical supervision
Training and experience providing interpersonal process group psychotherapy
Experience assessing for ADHD
The Student Counseling Services center at CLU resides in a converted, wheelchair accessible home situated on the CLU campus, which itself is situated within a residential community. There are individual/couples therapy rooms permanently equipped with both video and audio recording capability. In addition, there is a group room, similarly equipped.
CLU is located in a serene suburban setting where a friendly, welcoming campus environment prevails. Originating from around the world (40 nations, this year), CLU’s student body represents a diversity of faiths and cultures. CLU prides itself on an inclusive, collaborative approach to education. To that end, the administration openly embraces the value of a culturally diverse campus community. A Safe Zone program thrives at CLU, providing visible support to LGBT students and all other students who identify as members of an under-represented group.
Approximately 4000 students are enrolled this year. CLU awards both Masters and Doctorate degrees in addition to Bachelors degrees. The University maintains its residential emphasis, with over two-thirds of traditional undergraduate students living on campus. The average class size at CLU is fewer than 20 students.
CLU’s 225-acre campus is located midway between the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, nestled against the hills in Thousand Oaks, just 14 miles inland from Malibu and easily accessible from Los Angeles, via the 101 freeway. Thousand Oaks, home to 127,000 people, is consistently rated one of the safest cities of its size in America, according to FBI statistics. Thousand Oaks also offers an excellent public school system. Gorgeous hiking trails of many varieties and climbing opportunities abound in virtually all directions from campus. The county of Los Angeles is approximately 10 miles away and offers an exceptionally diverse array of cultural, architectural, sports and culinary experiences.
Required Application Materials
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by June 11, 2012. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Complete applications must include: a one page letter of interest in the position which describes the experiences & skills that meet the specific qualifications listed for this position; a curriculum vitae the names, titles, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references (may be contained in CV; references will not be contacted without prior notification to applicants). Electronic submission of all application materials is preferred. Please all application materials in one Word document attached to an email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject box, please indicate PSYCHOLOGIST VACANCY Email confirmation is sent when application materials are received. If email confirmation is not received within two working days please email to confirm receipt of application.
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by June 11, 2012. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
On or around August 15, 2012.
Send Applications To:
Alan Goodwin, Director
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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