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Position Title
Lead Psychologist

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey/New Brunswick Campus

Rutgers Health Services - CAPS

Salary Range

Position Description
Reports to the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Director. Serves as an administrative/clinical supervisor for multiple mental health professionals, many with doctoral degrees in clinical and/or counseling psychology in addition to clinicians licensed to practice social work and trainees from a variety of disciplines. Provides leadership, professional role modeling and oversight for CAPS clinical service functional teams including daytime and evening emergency/on call services, multidisciplinary clinical teams, group programs, clinical social work functions, and/or prevention/mental health awareness and community based service initiatives. Assists and supports the CAPS Director to establish and maintain organizational protocols, to manage personnel and to guide office support personnel. Provides a full range of clinical services to a caseload of students and offers consultation to faculty and staff. Serves as Acting Director in the Director’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements: Requires a doctoral degree in mental health services field; eligible for licensure in the State of New Jersey within 2 years of hire; and one year of experience with evidence based mental healthcare
Requires demonstrated evidence of commitment to multicultural competence in the practice of psychology including a track record of past and recent evidence of involvement in graduate work, substantive professional development, and/or research efforts in culture centered mental healthcare. Must have clear evidence of an educational and/or clinical history of specialized training and skill development in the study and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy such as graduate work and internship training with a self-selected, primary emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy; formal supervision in the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy; experience in clinical team building where the emphasis is on use of cognitive therapy/evidence based practice; documented, consistent post graduate history of involvement in professional organizations and professional development activities where the primary emphasis is on CBT. Additional required skills include knowledge and understanding of collaborative and hierarchical elements of communication in a healthcare environment; a commitment to and understanding of the mission of the CAPS service in relation to the broader University community; the ability to initiate positive change. Must plan effectively, manage ambiguity and assist with handling problem areas pro-actively. Must demonstrate a strong work ethic, and assume accountability. Must understand and manage confidential communication and information appropriately. Must be committed to continuous improvement of processes, programs and services and have a demonstrated commitment to understanding diversity and multicultural issues in a clinical setting.

Desired Qualifications
Extensive experience with university students with severe and complex mental health concerns; extensive experience with data driven decision making.

University Description
The New Brunswick campus is a semi-urban, vibrant location with ease of access to NYC and Philadelphia. Richly diverse university population, dedicated and passionate staff group in a newly evolving and vibrant center.

Region Description
See above

Required Application Materials
Cover Letter CV 3 references

Application Deadline
Rolling deadline until the position is filled

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