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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Counseling and Psychological Services

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Position Description
•Assessing the needs of eligible clients as they present and determining the best course of care for that individual.
•Performing academic interventions for students needing academic assistance due to psychological reasons.
•Referral of clients who exceed the scope of service of Counseling and Wellness Services to appropriate disposition in the community.
•Brief counseling of eligible clients, in either group, couples, or individual treatment, to facilitate in understanding personal or interactive issues, defining goals and developing realistic action plans.
•Analyzing data such as interview notes, test results to identify symptoms and diagnose the nature of the client’s issues.
•Educating the client on the potential benefits of group, couples, or individual therapy and making referrals to other institutions for non counseling issues.
•Consulting with other professionals to discuss therapy or other resources.
•Provision of supervision and training for psychology practicum students and interns and less experienced psychology staff.
•Provision of crisis intervention to the UNC community including daytime and evening/weekend on call services.
•Participation in professional societies and programs at the regional and national levels. In recognition that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a major research university with a high national visibility, participation in professional affairs at levels beyond the immediate campus is highly desirable.

Risk and threat assessment
•Provide individual risk and threat assessment for students who are identified as individuals of concern by the University. Assessment includes formal interview, use and interpretation of assessment tools, gathering collateral information and generation of formal reports for review by the University.

Outreach and special interest
•Each psychologist is encouraged to engage in some community outreach to both assist in the delivery of health care information to the community as well as increase the visibility of CWS across campus.
•Each psychologist is encouraged to develop an area/areas of specific interest in topics related to the wellbeing of University students and the University environment.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an approved Doctoral program in psychology, including completion of internship.

Desired Qualifications
•Board eligibility for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Psychology
•Board certification is expected. Psychologists who have just completed their internship will be given adequate time to convert from board eligible to board certified.
•Current knowledge in depth of his/her field and its standards of practice.
•Commitment to the practice of quality mental health services including a commitment to human value in that practice.
•Special interest in the university setting and the processes of maturation which occur during college years, undergraduate and graduate.
•Ability to work with other professional staff and support staff to produce integrated professional services.
•Prefer individual who has experience with risk/threat assessment and experience providing mental health care in a college or university setting.

University Description
Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

Region Description
Chapel Hill is a multicultural university town that is home to UNC-Chapel Hill and a resident population of 59,000. Hailed as “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit Magazine, Chapel Hill is rapidly becoming a hot spot for pop American cuisine. It’s a trend-setting playground full of sights, sounds and tastes that make it the kind of place that authors, musicians, and artists call home.

Required Application Materials
Applications will only be accepted online. To apply, visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/23285 Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three current references. Only Microsoft Word documents and PDF file attachments will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline
Until filled

Starting Date
August 1, 2013

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