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Position Title
Staff Psychologist / Counselor

Appalachian State University

Counseling and Psychological Services Center

Salary Range
Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. State of North Carolina benefits apply.

Position Description
Full-time, twelve-month Staff Psychologist / Counselor position in the Appalachian State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center with career, testing, and training components. The Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and has an internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Duties of the position include short-term individual, group, couples and family therapy, psychological assessment, consultation, outreach, psychoeducational 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. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles. The position reports to the Director of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center, which is part of the Division of Student Development.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within one year of start date and maintain licensure for the continuation of the appointment. The successful candidate should (1) be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community, (2) be team-oriented, “user-friendly” to students and university staff, (3) be prepared to handle a busy caseload, (4) have the ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning, (5) have the ability to work at a fast pace, (6) possess a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate, (7) be multiculturally competent, possessing the ability and skills to work with diverse populations (ethnic, LGBTQ, gender, etc.), (8) have proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions, (9) have 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, (10) demonstrate a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees, and (11) be available and willing to attend occasional evening or weekend activities.

Desired Qualifications
1. APA approved training for both academic and internship preparation
2. Experience in a university counseling center with a student development perspective
3. Active participation in relevant professional organizations
4. Demonstrated interest, skill, and experience in one of the following areas:
• Multicultural programming for traditionally underserved students
• Treatment and programming for men
• Psychological testing and assessment

University Description
Appalachian State University is a member of the University of North Carolina System with an enrollment of approximately 17,000 students. Appalachian State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Region Description
Appalachian is located in Boone and part of the “High Country” including Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, near the Virginia and Tennessee borders in northwestern North Carolina. The area is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near federal parks, forests, and wilderness areas. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, several ski resorts, and local rivers and lakes draw tourists and provide abundant outdoor recreational activities for all seasons including canoeing, white water rafting, rock climbing, skiing, trout fishing, etc. Boone, North Carolina boasts good schools, a low crime rate and is listed in the book The 100 Best Small Towns in America: A Nationwide Guide to the Best in Small-Town Living.

Required Application Materials
Applications should be submitted electronically, as MSWord or PDF attachments, and sent to hogancj@appstate.edu. Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to: Chris Hogan, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair Appalachian State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center Box 32044 Boone, NC 28608 Phone: 828-262-3180 e-mail: hogancj@appstate.edu www.counseling.appstate.edu Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Chris Hogan, Search Committee Chair, at hogancj@appstate.edu or (828)-262-3180. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Application Deadline
Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013 but is negotiable.

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