Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Staff Psychologist

Claremont University Consortium

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience; Benefits eligible

Position Description
Position type/Compensation:
Regular, Full-Time, Academic Year (10-month), Exempt, Benefits Eligible

The Staff Psychologist provides mental health care in the form of psychotherapy (assessment, diagnosis and treatment through individual, couples and group therapy), crisis intervention, training/outreach, and consultation to the students of the Claremont Colleges. These duties are performed within the framework of authorized policies and protocols providing mental health care to students at the Claremont University Consortium / Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services.
This position reports to the Director of MCAPS.
Staff in this position are scheduled to work during the academic year and will have time off during the Spring, Summer and Winter breaks.

Essential functions:
Perform psychological assessment intakes for a student population
Provide individual and couples short term psychotherapy treatment to this college population
Provide Group therapy/modules/workshops in different topics of interest to the Claremont College student population
Provide On-Call crisis duties including being part of the MCAPS on call rotation (weekly and weekends), conducting crisis assessments, providing crisis appointments for the students at the Claremont Colleges.
Participate and perform trainings to student leaders, staff, and administrative officials of the Claremont Colleges in issues regarding psychological/emotional issues
Participate in and perform outreach to the students/student groups of the Claremont Colleges
Provide clinical supervision to the psychology interns and/or post-doctoral fellows of MCAPS
Act as a Liaison between MCAPS and one or more of the Claremont Colleges or student centers
Consult with other MCAPS staff, professionals, students, administrators, parents, college officials (with proper releases) regarding clinical issues/situations
Attend staff meetings and participate in weekly case review team meetings.
Maintain client caseload paperwork
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
EDUCATION: A minimum of Doctoral level training as a counseling or clinical psychologist, or the equivalent.
EXPERIENCE: Two-three years of clinical experience in a college/university counseling center preferred. Clinical experience with college-aged students (18-25) required.
LICENSURE: An active California License to practice therapy or license-eligibility (ability to receive license within 6 months of employment) is required.

Desired Qualifications
Experience in assessment, diagnosis and implementation of interventions for depression, anxiety, alcohol/drug abuse and developmental concerns frequently faced by college-aged students.
Strong interest, knowledge and experience in Asian/Asian American Psychology and working specifically with Asian American, Pacific Islander, International Student issues or strong interest, knowledge and experience in African American Psychology and working specifically with African American/International Student issues strongly preferred.
Strong interest in Eating Disorders and experience working with an eating disorder population preferred.
Demonstrated ability to manage the fluctuation of clinical caseload and maintain appropriate records in a timely manner.
Sensitivity to and embracement of individuals that represent cultural, religious, ethnic and lifestyle diversity.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to work as a team member within Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) and throughout campus.
Understanding of and/or experiences in residential, liberal arts college environment.

University Description
The Claremont University Consortium serves the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven private independent colleges and universities serving a highly selective student body (Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College).

Region Description
The Claremont Colleges are located in the charming town of Claremont, which is 40 miles east of Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, less than an hour from several local beaches.

Required Application Materials
Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates must also complete a Claremont University Consortium application, available at http://blogs.cuc.claremont.edu/jobs/application-instructions.html All application materials should be sent by fax or by e-mail: Email: employment@cuc.claremont.edu Fax: (909) 607-8085 For expedited review of applications, please also forward an additional copy of your resume and cover letter to Fiona Vajk, Ph.D., Assistant Director/Training Director, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS), 757 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711; or to fionav@cuc.claremont.edu

Application Deadline
Open until filled.

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Fiona Vajk, Ph.D.

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