Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Psychologist, Psychology Resident, Counselor, or Social Worker and Touchstone Coordinator

University
The University of Maine

Department
Counseling Center

Salary Range
36,000 - 44,000

Position Description
Reports To:
Douglas P. Johnson, Ph.D., Director of the Counseling Center

Purpose:
To promote the academic success, personal well-being, and health of students and the campus community by providing direct psychological services to the students, and by coordinating campus wide prevention and public health initiatives, and education and consultation to faculty, staff, students and parents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide direct counseling and psychological services to students.
• Conduct assessment and treatment of students through intake, walk-in assessment/triage, crisis intervention, time-limited case consultation, ongoing counseling, and case management.
• Share in the rotation of evening and weekend “on call” services. Provide urgent care, emergency, and crisis intervention services including coordinating care with community agencies, psychiatric providers, and psychiatric hospitals.
• Coordinate Touchstone Resources including the Touchstone Web, the Touchstone Social Network and Touchstone Gatekeeper training, and providing supervision for the Touchstone Graduate Assistant.
• Coordinate public health initiatives and collaborate with other departments to develop and deliver campus wide public health initiatives including training, outreach, and educational programs.
• Provide supervision to Masters and/or Doctoral level trainees.
• Provide consultation to colleagues, students, faculty, staff and parents.
• Attend and participate in Departmental/ Division Staff Meetings, University Committees, and other administrative tasks as assigned by the Director.
• Participate in Professional Development activities as needed to keep skills abreast of current trends and to maintain licensure.
• Create and maintain clinical records in accordance with Maine State Law, Federal Law and professional ethical guidelines.
• Abide by applicable State and Federal Laws, Licensing Board rules, professional Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice, and University policies and procedures.
• Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Director.



Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:
Applicants must be licensed or eligible to pursue license in the State of Maine as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In the case of Psychologist or Psychology Resident, applicants must hold a doctoral degree from an APA approved program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology before the start date. Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Maine will be expected within 24 months of hire. In the case of Counselors or Social Workers who are not licensed, LCPC conditional or LMSW conditional must be obtained prior to start date, and full licensure will be expected within 24 months of hire. Successful candidates must have experience delivering psychological or counseling services in a college counseling center or similar setting and have demonstrated skill and ability in the delivery of effective suicide prevention programs and/or other outreach and educational programs. Applicants should also have demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and social justice with experience working with a diverse student population.

Candidates must have demonstrated a history of effective collaboration as a member of a team of professionals and must show interest and the ability to be cooperative in working with other Counseling Center staff to provide a balance of skills as needed by the Center at any particular time. S/he should possess excellent clinical and interpersonal skills and highly ethical professional functioning.


Supervisory Responsibilities:
The incumbent will supervise the Touchstone Graduate Assistant and may be able to participate in training and supervision of Master’s and/or Doctoral level interns.

Work Schedule:
University of Maine business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work outside of normal business hours will be necessary in order to complete the requirements of the position. This will include sharing on call crisis consultation and participation in evening and weekend programs and initiatives.

Work Environment:
This work involves the stress typical of a person providing mental health services in an out-patient mental health setting on a college campus. This includes the emotional stress contingent with providing direct services and case management to a population experiencing a wide range of psychological disturbance including; depression, anxiety, suicidal risk, and at times, major mental illness. This setting includes working with a supportive team of colleagues who consult regularly with one another for professional development and to manage the personal stress of the work. Work may be performed in an office, meeting rooms, classrooms, residence halls, or on the campus grounds. Workload priorities may need to be shifted and schedules changed in order to meet deadlines or collaborate in Division wide programming initiatives or needs of the community.

Position Type:
11-month ongoing base budgeted appointment.

Schedule for Evaluation:
According to UMPSA agreement.

Proposed Salary:
Salary range for Master’s level is $36,000 to $42,000.
Salary range for Psychologists is $39,000 to 44,000.

Appropriate background checks will be required.

The University of Maine is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to the development of an inclusive, multicultural community.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:
Applicants must be licensed or eligible to pursue license in the State of Maine as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In the case of Psychologist or Psychology Resident, applicants must hold a doctoral degree from an APA approved program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology before the start date. Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Maine will be expected within 24 months of hire. In the case of Counselors or Social Workers who are not licensed, LCPC conditional or LMSW conditional must be obtained prior to start date, and full licensure will be expected within 24 months of hire. Successful candidates must have experience delivering psychological or counseling services in a college counseling center or similar setting and have demonstrated skill and ability in the delivery of effective suicide prevention programs and/or other outreach and educational programs. Applicants should also have demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and social justice with experience working with a diverse student population.

Candidates must have demonstrated a history of effective collaboration as a member of a team of professionals and must show interest and the ability to be cooperative in working with other Counseling Center staff to provide a balance of skills as needed by the Center at any particular time. S/he should possess excellent clinical and interpersonal skills and highly ethical professional functioning.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
The University of Maine is the flagship institution in the University of Maine System and is the Land Grant University and Sea Grant University of the State of Maine. The enrollment is approximately 12,000 students and offers programs through the doctorate level. The 1,100-acre campus is on an island formed by the Penobscot and Stillwater Rivers and is a lovely combination of old and new, with modern buildings and facilities interspersed with several buildings included in the National Register of Historic Places. The University of Maine is located in Orono, an attractive town with a population of 10,000, and is about eight miles from Bangor, Maine’s third largest city. Located in the center of Maine’s recreational areas, Orono is an hour’s drive from Acadia National Park and the Maine coast, and two hours from several major ski areas, the wilderness area of Baxter State Park, and Mt. Katahdin. The cities of Boston, Montreal, and Quebec are within an easy drive.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
Please send letter of application indicating the position to which you are applying, current vita and three letters of reference to Pam Guerrette, Chair of Search Committee, Counseling Center, 5721 Cutler Health Building, Orono, Maine 04469, or electronically to Pamela.Guerrette@umit.maine.edu. Appropriate background checks will be required. The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline
Until position is filled.

Starting Date
8/1/2013

Send Applications To:
Pamela Guerrette

Mailing Address
The University of Maine Counseling Center, 5721 Cutler Health Building
Orono, ME 04469-5721

Phone Number
207-581-1392

Email Address
pamela.guerrette@umit.maine.edu

Web Address
http://www.umaine.edu/counseling

This listing expires on:
5/21/2013


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