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Training Coordinator & Staff Psychologist (Full-time, 11-months)

Grinnell College

Student Health & Counseling Services

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Position Description
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs at Grinnell College, invites applications for the position of Training Coordinator/Staff Psychologist. SHACS psychologists and nurses provide integrated health and counseling services to a highly diverse undergraduate population.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of SHACS/Lead Psychologist, the Training Coordinator/Staff Psychologistís responsibilities include: Clinical assessment; Individual, couples, and group therapy; Crisis intervention; Referrals; Outreach; Consultation with faculty, staff, students, family members, and other health and mental health care providers on and off campus; Development and management of all aspects of a new doctoral psychology internship program; Collaboration with colleagues within SHACS, within the Division of Student Affairs, and across campus; and Advising and collaboration with student groups.

An exciting aspect of this position will be the opportunity to plan, develop, launch, and administer the doctoral internship program. Another is the opportunity to work with our very diverse student body. Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a rigorous, highly selective, residential, liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1600+ students. Students attending Grinnell come from all 50 states and 52 countries. Eighty-seven percent receive financial aid, of which the preponderance is need-based. Twenty-two percent of Grinnell students are domestic students of color and 13 percent are international students.

Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications: Doctorate (PhD, EdD, PsyD) in counseling or clinical psychology or closely related field; Well-developed diagnostic and clinical skills; Minimum of three years of full-time post-doctoral clinical experience, including substantial experience in a college or university counseling center; Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a psychologist in Iowa; Skilled in providing clinical supervision; Well-informed regarding APPIC and APA resources and criteria related to doctoral internships; Experienced at effective outreach programming development and outcomes assessment; Proven ability to provide the highest level of ethical and multiculturally-competent psychological treatment to a diverse clientele; Knowledge of college student development and the student affairs field; Experience in written and electronic forms of data collection and management; Well-developed written and oral communication skills; Commitment to liberal arts education; Commitment to an environment of inclusion and diversity.

Desired Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications: Successful completion of APA-accredited doctoral training program and internship. Specific training and experience working with college students and with eating disorders and/or substance abuse prevention and treatment with a college-student population. Training or experience in doctoral internship program development and administration.

University Description
About Grinnell College: Grinnell College is consistently evaluated as among the finest residential liberal arts colleges in the nation. Its curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. Capitalizing on a student/faculty ratio of 9:1, the College’s curricular and research programs incorporate active learning and collaborative work between students and faculty, a strong, growing commitment to undergraduate research, and an increasing focus on interdisciplinary study. Grinnell College has an attractive campus of 108 acres, with spectacular, well-maintained facilities. For further information about Grinnell College, see our Web site at www.grinnell.edu.

Region Description
About Grinnell: The town of Grinnell provides an appealing setting for living and learning. Grinnell has been named "One of the Best College Towns in North America" (MSN, 2012), "One of the Hundred Best Small Towns in America" (Norm Cramptonís Nationwide Guide to the Best in Small Town Living), "3rd Coolest Small Town in America" (Budget Travel Magazine, 2009) and "#1 Small Town in America" (RelocateAmerica, 2010). An active local foods movement, well-preserved architectural gems, an excellent regional medical center, well-supported day-care and pre-school programs, the Galaxy teen center, good schools, vibrant community arts organizations, downtown coffee shops and cinema, and distinctive shops and restaurants reflect a strong local commitment to a high quality of life. Abundant local parks, nearby prairie preserves and woodlands, idyllic country roads, and a six-mile bicycle path from town to the lake and trail system of Rock Creek State Park provide opportunities for enjoyable outdoor recreation. Grinnell sits "in the middle of everywhere," conveniently situated within an hour’s drive of Des Moines and Iowa City, a vibrant community with a renowned state university, well-developed arts scene, and outstanding teaching hospital. The urban amenities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago are all accessible within a four- to five-hour drive.

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Application Process: Please submit applications online by visiting our employment website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu/. Applicants must complete the online application form and attach a cover letter, resume, and three employment-related references. Review of applications will begin December 17, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Human Resources at [jobs@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4818.

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