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Position Title
Psychology Postdoctoral Residency

Northern Arizona University

Counseling Services

Salary Range
The stipend available for this postdoctoral residency position is $30,000 for 12 months. Funds for professional development opportunities are also available. Benefits include those associated with all full-time, benefit-eligible employees at NAU. These benefits include health/dental/vision insurance (after 90 days of employment), vacation/sick leave, university holidays, and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.

Position Description
This is a benefits-eligible 12-month, non-recurring position. Dates of the position are 8/12/13 – 8/8/14.

Postdoctoral residents offer direct counseling services to NAU undergraduate and graduate students via brief individual, couples, and group counseling. They also will provide daytime crisis services, and participate in evening/weekend emergency on-call rotation.

Direct services include initial assessment, crisis and on-call emergency coverage, mandated behavioral assessments, ongoing individual and couples counseling, group screenings/therapy, clinical consultation and outreach presentations. Evening/weekend emergency on-call duty is assigned 2-3 times/semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) for one week at a time. One week of duty earns 8 hours of compensatory time, which the resident will use in lieu of working one 8 hour workday in the same week as the on-call duty (to assure the resident is not working more than 40 hours total in that week).

Support Activities include clinical planning and documentation, outreach and organizational consultation, and professional development activities.

Training Activities include receiving individual supervision, attending Case and Psychiatric consultation meetings, and professional development opportunities (e.g., online continuing education, attending local and state conferences and workshops).

The position description may be found on the NAU Jobs page at: https://www.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ps90prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

Minimum Qualifications
Satisfaction of all academic requirements for the doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
Ability to actively engage in clinical practice with university students in ongoing counseling, crisis intervention and outreach programming

Desired Qualifications
Experience in a college or university counseling center
Experience documenting clinical work in an electronic health record
Demonstrated competency with multicultural and other diverse populations.
Knowledge of college student development theories and practice
Ability to manage a very full caseload within a time-limited clinical setting
Ability to work with people from a variety of cultural and other diverse backgrounds.

University Description
NAU is a state university with a student population of 17,500 on campus and 5,000 students through distance learning programs.

Region Description
The NAU campus is located at 7000 feet elevation at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks, 140 miles north of Phoenix, and 74 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit all of the following application materials: 1) an NAU application (a link is located within the position description on the NAU Jobs page) , 2) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the training site, 3) a curriculum vita, 4) official doctoral program transcripts, and 5) three letters of recommendation. Please submit items 2-5 directly to Laura Lyn, Ph.D., Counseling Services, P.O. Box 6045, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6045. Candidates whose applications are reviewed positively by the Selection Committee will be offered a telephone interview. Final selection of candidates will be made subsequent to the completion of all interviews. Additional information about application procedures should be discussed with the Coordinator of Training, Dr. Laura Lyn. Dr. Lyn can be reached at 928-523-2261 or by email at laura.lyn@nau.edu. This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Application Deadline
The deadline for applications is Friday, May 31, 2013 at midnight.

Starting Date
8/12/13 – 8/8/14

Send Applications To:
Laura Lyn, Ph.D.

Mailing Address
Counseling Services, P.O. Box 6045, Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6045

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