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Position Title
SEARCH EXTENDED Psychologist 2, permanent, full-time, 10-11 months

Western Washington University

Counseling Center

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Position Description
Position Responsibilities:
-Provide clinical assessments with triage-based disposition and referral.
-Provide individual counseling for students within a brief and focused counseling model. (Average of 3-4 sessions)
-Assist students in finding off-campus professionals for referral when it best meets the studentsí needs.
-Provide clinical supervision for masters and doctoral trainees in an APPIC affiliated training program.
-Provide coordinated services for clients between the Counseling Center, Alcohol and Drug Consultation and Assessment Services (ADCAS), Crime and Sexual Assault Support Services (CASAS), the Student Health Center medical staff, Disability Resources, Residence Life, and various off-campus services.
-Facilitate and co-facilitate with trainees counseling groups, workshops, and psycho-educational outreach.
Provide at least 3 hours per week of scheduled urgent appointments for students in crisis.
-Serve in the regular after-hours on-call counselor rotation. The counselor will be expected to serve during times the university is in session and take a portion of on-call during breaks. The on-call counselor must be available and able to respond immediately to phone calls and to be on-site within 45 minutes. If a large-scale crisis occurs, the counselor will be expected to be part of a team of responders which could be after-hours, on weekends, or at other times outside the work day.
-Participate in the weekly staff meeting, medical consultation meeting, peer consultation group, and other departmental and division meetings and events.
-Other duties may include involvement in the Counseling Centerís participation in the national College Student Mental Health consortium and outcome research within the Center and/or work with CHWRís program on resiliency and emotional well-being.

Minimum Qualifications
-Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology.
-Eligible to supervise pre-doctoral interns (held a valid license as a psychologist for at least the past 2 years). Eligible for licensure as a psychologist in the State of Washington and become licensed in Washington within 6 months of start date.
-Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response.
Experience facilitating counseling groups.
-Experience working as a part of a collaborative team-based approach to clinical services in a fast-paced work setting.
-Demonstrated competency working with multicultural, LGBT, and other diverse populations.

Desired Qualifications
-Experience supervising masters or doctoral trainees.
-Two academic yearsí experience working in a college or university Counseling Center (pre-doctoral internship and practicum can be included).
-Experience providing outreach and consultation.
-Clinical and outreach experience that includes working with one or more of the numerous populations on our diverse campus, including (but not exclusively): military veterans, students having ADHD and/or an autism spectrum diagnosis, trauma survivors, and students with a diverse range of cultural identities.

University Description
University website: www.wwu.edu/

Counseling Centerís website: www.wwu.edu/counseling/

Region Description
We are located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at the northern end of Puget Sound. Seattle is 75 miles to the south and Vancouver, BC, is 55 miles to the north. The San Juan Islands are nearby is Mt. Baker and the Northern Cascade National Park. Bellingham, a community of 80,000, is frequently listed on best places... lists.

Required Application Materials
Apply online at https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4090 (1) a letter of application specifically addressing the listed job qualifications, (2) a current resume, and (3) three letters of reference (2 references must speak in some detail about the applicantís clinical skills and expertise).

Application Deadline
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED, Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2013.

Starting Date
September 3, 2013

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Bellingham, WA 98225

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