Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Staff Psychologist w/Sports Psychology Emphasis

The University of Georgia

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

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Position Description
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University of Georgia’s University Health Center seeks three full-time, culturally competent psychologists to provide comprehensive psychological services for the university community. Each position will be asked to help fulfill the CAPS’ mission through clinical service with an emphasis in an area of specialty.

For this position, approximately fifty percent of the work and responsibilities are focused on working with student athletes as a sports psychologist through the innovative Graduate and Professional Students program (GPS). In addition to the responsibilities below, the candidate will provide direct clinical services to student athletes, aid in sport performance enhancement, and provide consultation specific to the UGA athletic department. This is a full-time 12 month, benefited position.

Other duties for all positions include but are not limited to: Providing diagnostic assessment and triage, individual (short-term) and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, psychotherapy supervision, and limited after-hours on-call services.

The new hire will offer psychological services to adults of all ages, presenting a broad spectrum of psychological problems and developmental concerns; conduct psycho-educational outreach programs and workshops; and provide consultation on psychological issues and concerns to members of the university community.

The prospective hires for these positions will be subject to a background investigation per University System of Georgia policies. For more information, call (706) 542-2273 or email Dr. Austin Shedden (ashedden@uhs.uga.edu). Links to information about CAPS can be found at www.uhs.uga.edu/CAPS/index.htlm.

The University of Georgia is an EO/AA Employer.

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CIP Discipline Code: Counseling PsychologyDegree Levels: DoctoratePosition Type: Faculty

Minimum Qualifications
**Early and mid career candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicant who completed all postdoctoral hours may apply as an Advanced Clinical Resident and will be expected to become fully licensed as a Psychologist in Georgia within the first year of employment.**
Individuals must be licensed as a psychologist in the state of Georgia by the date of employment
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program
Completion of an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship

Desired Qualifications
Experience with the following: phone screening/triage, treatment of disorders typically seen in the college population, management and treatment of eating disorders or substance abuse disorders, formalized psychological assessment (ie. ADD/ADHD, personality assessments etc.);
experience working in multidisciplinary settings;and
experience with an electronic health record.

Knowledge, special interest and preferably a minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience working with individuals psychologically similar to the college population, experience or interest in preventative mental health outreach programming, and experience working with student athletes/consulting with Athletic Departments
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong capacity for teamwork and flexibility
Commitment to working with a culturally diverse population

University Description
The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, "to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things," reflects the University’s integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state’s and nation’s intellectual, cultural, and environmental heritage.

Enrollment – Fall Semester 2012
Undergraduate: 26,215
Graduate/Professional: 8,260
Total: 34,475

Main campus: 389 buildings on 759 acres.
Total acreage in 30 Georgia counties: 39,950 acres
Work Force
(As of September 2012)
Faculty (instr./rsrch/pub. svc): 2,862
Admin./other professional: 4,053
Tech./clerical/crafts/maint.: 2,842
Total: 9,757

Schools and Colleges
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forest Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership, and Engineering.

For more information, please visit www.uga.edu

Region Description
Athens, Georgia (Clarke County), about 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, Athens is a vibrant college town of more than 110,000 residents. Incorporated in 1806, the city is actually younger than the University of Georgia, which was chartered in 1785. Over the years, Athens has become a cultural hotspot, a mecca for music and the arts. It has become commonplace to see Athens ranked in any variety of polls, ranging from Best College Towns and Arts Destinations to Cheap Summer Trips and Best Places for Retirement.

The centerpiece of Athens is its downtown area. Downtown is full of life from morning to night. More than 65 specialty shops, 55 restaurants and cafes, and 40 taverns and nightspots fill downtown and maintain a constant buzz of action. Downtown is a must-see for any visitor.

For more information about Athens and the Athens Area, please visit http://visit.uga.edu

Required Application Materials
Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to Rebecca Jeffers, CAPS, University Health Center, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1755. Applications are due by July 17, 2013. Start date to be determined. Please visit the Applicant Clearinghouse at https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ach/

Application Deadline
July 17, 2013

Starting Date
To Be Determined

Send Applications To:
Rebecca Jeffers - CAPS

Mailing Address
UGA/University Health Center - 55 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602

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