Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Psychologist I

University of Houston

Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience plus excellent fringe benefits

Position Description
Three, new, full-time, benefits-eligible positions commencing August 12, 2013 are available within Counseling and Psychological Services. Responsibilities include: providing multiculturally competent individual, couples and group counseling; crisis intervention; LD/ADHD assessment; consultation and outreach; training and supervision and additional duties as assigned by the Director. We are looking for generalists, although demonstrated interest and experience with racial/ethnic diversity, sexual diversity, ability differences, men’s issues, and LD/ADHD assessment are a plus.

CAPS is charged with serving the mental health needs of the campus community. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and also offers an APA accredited internship in professional psychology. The staff consists of licensed psychologists and advanced graduate trainees in counseling and clinical psychology. Detailed information about CAPS can be found at our web site: www.caps.uh.edu

Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications include a doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.

Desired Qualifications
Licensure as a psychologist is preferred. If not yet licensed, one year postdoctoral experience and EPPP completed prior to start date are encouraged.

University Description
University of Houston consists of 13 colleges and professional schools. Located near downtown Houston, the attractive campus has 40,747 students and 3,624 faculty. The University is second most ethnically diverse campus in the nation, with roughly 24.9% Hispanics, 32.2% Caucasians, 19% Asian Americans, 11.3% African-Americans, 8.9% International, 2.7% Multiracial, 0.2% Native Americans, and 0.7% unknown. The majority of UH’s international students come from India, China, Vietnam, Korea, and Nigeria. The mean age of students is 25.9 years, and many are married or in committed relationships. The average student lives in the city of Houston, within 25 miles of the campus. Currently, 84% of UH students commute*; commuters are often characterized by attending school part-time, being older in age, and having additional work and family responsibilities. They are also more likely to be first-generation university students and students of color. UH is also one of the most accessible campuses in the country for students with disabilities. The diversity of the clientele seen at CAPS parallels the unique diversity of the UH student population. The University of Houston is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is a security sensitive position. A criminal history record investigation will be conducted.

*Note: The commuter to residential student ratio at UH is expected to change over the next ten to fifteen years. The university population is expected to increase by 10,000 students during this period, with an increasing percentage of students expected to reside on campus.

Region Description
UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and an international destination. Known as the energy capital of the world, the city is home to 19 Fortune 500 companies and the world’s largest medical center. It is multiculturally diverse, with over 90 languages spoken. Houston’s quality of life, relatively low cost of living for a major city, and proximity to research partners in business and government also make the city attractive to UH students, employees, and their families.

Houston boasts more than 500 cultural, visual and performing arts organizations, the fourth largest shopping center in the country, the oldest African-American theater in the Southwest, and the home of the nation’s human space flight programs. Houston has professional teams representing every major sport. Biking and jogging trails weave through central Houston, and golf courses, parks, nature centers, and arboreta are scattered throughout the city. "A mouth-watering destination for foodies," according to USA Today, Houston offers dining options from barbecue to seafood, and from Tex-Mex to Vietnamese. As the New York Times stated in a recent feature, "Maybe that’s what makes Houston such an unusual and wonderful place--there are so many different Houstons to see."

Gulf Coast beaches are just an hour’s drive away, and Houston’s warm climate allows residents to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year. It is three hours to the Texas hill country, and there are regularly scheduled shuttle flights between all Texas cities. It is also a reasonable drive to both New Orleans and the Mexican border.

Required Application Materials
Application instructions: Access the UH Human Resources website by going to www.uh.edu/hr . Click on “employment home”, “job website”, “search postings”, and enter the posting number 001000 to complete the HR application. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and vita (which should include a list of three professional references). The cover letter should be addressed to: Norma Ngo, Psy.D. Director Counseling and Psychological Services University of Houston Houston, Texas 77204-3026.

Application Deadline
The positions are open until filled but review of applications will occur as applications are received.

Starting Date
August 12, 2013

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