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Assistant Director for Counseling/Training Psychologist for College Health Center

University of Portland

Health Center

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Position Description

The University of Portland, Oregon’s Catholic University, is seeking an experienced psychologist to join its University Health Center staff in the position of Assistant Director for Counseling/Training.

The University Health Center is a holistic center serving the needs of mind, body and spirit, for the students of our community. The Center provides advanced practice nursing for primary care, mental health and academic counseling, health education programming, and disability services in one system of care. We strive to make our practicum-training program for advanced doctoral students the best in the region.


• Integrate the Catholic identity, institutional mission and clinical best practices into the services provided. Attend to the whole person, considering mind, body, and spirit in a social context.
• Facilitate the development and effectiveness of the counseling staff and the training program.
• Demonstrate exemplary collaboration with professionals within, and outside of the University Health Center. A philosophy of servant-leadership is essential.
• Must manage complete and timely documentation.
• Punctuality, professionalism, initiative, and creativity are essential.
• Examples of specific duties include: leading individual and group supervision, staff evaluation, interdepartmental collaboration, providing diagnosis, treatment and referral, triaging services, outreach education, consultation, crisis intervention, and after-hours on-call coverage.
• Must be an excellent communicator and be proactive in identifying and addressing students’ mental and behavioral health needs and continual advancement in the quality of services provided.

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years post-licensure experience, and at least 2 years of experience in supervising counselors or psychologists. The candidate must be licensed or license eligible and have demonstrated mission and team fit, possess strong leadership, supervisory, clinical, organizational, written, and public speaking skills. She or he must possess excellent therapeutic and consultation skills. Must have experience in addressing the health and mental health concerns of a college-aged population. Seeking candidates with expertise in training, supervision, and treatment of ADD, eating disorders, substance abuse, disability issues, diversity issues, mood disorders, identity development, and other diagnoses found in the college student population.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
The University of Portland is guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic religious community. The institution’s mission is anchored in the pillars of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
The position will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, current vita, and contact information for three work/professional references to: Kacy Keippela, Human Resources, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798. This position is full-time, 12 months with outstanding fringe benefits. Competitive salary – DOE. A background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed. Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 3880 students with a mission of Teaching, Faith, and Service. We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER striving to employ personnel at all levels who will support and enhance our educational mission and purpose.

Application Deadline

Starting Date
When filled

Send Applications To:
Kacy Keippela, HR

Mailing Address
5000 N. Willamette BLVD
Portland, OR 97203-5798

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