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Counseling & Psychological Services
Competitive and commensurate with experience
The Counseling & Psychological Services Department at Colgate University seeks a full-time, 12 month Staff Psychologist. As the department employs a clinical/developmental approach to working with Colgate students, the position encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. Clinical responsibilities include individual and group counseling/psychotherapy using a short-term therapy approach, consultation, crisis response, and assessment/evaluation. As off-campus referral options are limited, this position places emphasis on candidates with generalist skills capable of responding to a wide range of presenting concerns and diverse students. After hours on-call coverage for one weekday/week and weekends on a rotating basis.
The department provides significant outreach and training to a wide range of student groups on various mental health and developmental issues, including diversity programming, leadership training, and suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Staff members participate and represent the counseling center on campus-wide and student affairs committees.
Counseling & Psychological Services is a department within the Dean of the College (Student Affairs) Division and reports to the Vice-President/Dean of the College. Collegial and collaborative relationships with other departments in and beyond the division are important in our campus culture.
Must have completed all requirements (eg- coursework, dissertation and defense, internship) toward doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely-related field, by August 31, 2013. Will attain NYS license within two years of starting the position.
Prior experience in working at a college/university counseling center, and/or with college-aged populations. Must possess a positive attitude and a collegial working style. We seek individuals who are self-motivated and self-directed, able to work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment. Experience and expertise in an area of mental health pertinent to college students (eg—eating disorders/body-image issues, stress/anxiety/performance-related issues, diversity, mood disorders, etc.). Familiarity with short-term models of counseling and psychotherapy. Experience in responding to crisis situations. Experience in working with students from underrepresented groups and identities highly desired.
Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university with an enrollment of approximately 2,900 students, primarily undergraduates. Colgate’s mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students capable of challenging themselves, their peers, faculty, and staff. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Colgate is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university’s academic mission. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Colgate is located in a beautifully pastoral and rural setting in central New York, approximately 45 minutes SE of Syracuse
Required Application Materials
Applications should include letter of interest, vita, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the opening is filled. Apply on-line at the following link: careers.colgate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51947
Applications will be reviewed beginning Feb. 25 and remain open until filled.
Send Applications To:
Human Resources Department, Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
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