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Position Title
Staff Psychologist

Suffolk University

Counseling Center

Salary Range
Part-Time $35000 plus benefits,

Position Description
This is a part time - 24 hours a week with full benefits position.

The staff member will join a diverse team of 5 full time and 1 half time Psychologists who provide training to 3 doctoral interns in an APA accredited training program in addition to direct service to the university community.

This position is responsible for providing direct clinical/psychological services to undergraduate and graduate students. The Staff Psychologist will provide high-quality, time-effective, evidence-based, culturally-competent clinical services including:
• Clinical intake assessments
• Short-term individual, couple and group psychotherapy
• Urgent care/Walk-in services
• Crisis interventions
• Behavioral risk assessments
• Consultation and outreach to the Suffolk University Community
• Supervision and training within an APA-accredited pre- doctoral internship.
• Rotating every six weeks on evening and weekend on call service or on call support service once a vendor contract has been completed.

• 60% Provide direct services to students. Conduct short-term psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. Perform initial assessments and evaluation, urgent care, behavioral risk assessment, crisis intervention and consultation to campus community. Deliver workshops and may teach courses. Case management of clients and referrals to additional resources as necessary.
• 15% Outreach and consultation including workshop design and implementation and prevention programs.
• 15% Supervise and train pre- doctoral trainees
• 10% Administration, including client documentation compliant with Counseling Center Policies and Procedures, HIPPA, and MA reporting laws. Attend Counseling Center staff meetings and other campus meetings as needed. Other duties as assigned.

This is a 12 month, salaried position with benefits. The Counseling Center’s hours of operation are considered to be 9am- 5pm plus occasional evening hours. The nature of the work requires clinicians to be flexible therefore greater emphasis is placed on meeting the responsibilities of the position than on working a specified number of hours. Staff Psychologist employees do not receive overtime compensation or compensatory time off, or additional compensation beyond the established salary for the position except as provided in the Administrative Staff Handbook.

This position requires working the last two weeks in August plus several weeks during June and/or July. Summer coverage will be assigned by the Center Director after consultation with the employee.

Paid holidays falling within the 12 month period will be observed. Staff Psychologists will also be granted 4 weeks of vacation time which shall be accrued on a monthly basis.

Minimum Qualifications
• Must be licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts (or licensed in another state and license-eligible in MA within 6 months)
• Ph.D., Ed.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
• Experience and interest in working with university students from multicultural backgrounds
• Completion of an APA-accredited internship
• Training and experience in short-term psychotherapy, group therapy and crisis response
with diverse clients.
• Demonstrated ability to assess and treat clients with a broad range of disorders and degrees
of pathology.
• Consultation and outreach experience.
• General knowledge of psychological assessment.
• Strong student service orientation.
• Ability to collaborate with the Campus Community consisting of Faculty, Staff, and Students.
• Demonstrate a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees.
• Be available and willing to attend occasional evening or weekend activities
• Be sensitive in my dealing with all personnel, including colleagues, students, faculty, staff,
and visitors, so that all are treated in a friendly, respectful, professional, and courteous manner.
• Be respectful of and sensitive to the rights, responsibilities and duties of others, and respectful
of the human rights of all racial, ethnic, and religious groups, including but not limited to protected
groups as defined by state statute.
• Maintain ethical/professional level of conduct and interaction with other staff so that staff cohesion
and teamwork is maximized.
• Maintain control and composure during difficult and stressful situations and work to instill
a calming effect on others.
• Maintain professional boundaries in all work- related relationships.

Desired Qualifications
• Interest in the integration of research and technology in psychological practice
• Interest in the application and integration of social justice in counseling center work

University Description
The University today

The College of Arts and Sciences now offers programs at the baccalaureate, master, and doctoral levels. The New England School of Art & Design, founded in 1923, became a department within the College in 1996.

The Sawyer Business School emphasizes global business practice in undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration, public administration, and health administration. The Business School also offers continuing education certification programs and an online MBA.

The Law School offers Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees. Its expansive curriculum combines a strong academic foundation with expertise in an array of specialty areas. Nationally known faculty and a range of practical experiences provide superior preparation for law practice in the 21st century.

The University also offers more than a dozen joint degree programs.

Students today hail from across the nation and around the world. They come from a variety of economic and cultural backgrounds. Students may register at the University’s Madrid campus, and partnerships with institutions throughout the world allow for many additional international study and internship opportunities.

The onetime commuter school now has four residence halls, allowing students living on campus to fully realize the academic and cultural promise of the urban environment. Classrooms, libraries, theaters, galleries, and offices are housed in buildings clustered in down town Boston.

Region Description
The university is located in down town Boston, MA

Required Application Materials
Cover letter and Vita

Application Deadline
Until the position is filled

Starting Date
As soon as possible

Send Applications To:
Lynda D. Field, Ph.D., Training Director

Mailing Address
Suffolk U. Counseling Center 73 Tremont St. 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02176

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