Positions in Counseling Centers

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Staff Psychologist

University of Massachusetts Boston


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Position Description
Staff Psychologist
University of Massachusetts Boston

The Staff Psychologists within University Health Services will provide high-quality, time-effective, evidence-based and culturally responsive clinical services, including: triage; emergency and crisis intervention services; referrals and evaluations; as well as individual, couples and group counseling and psychotherapy. The Staff Psychologists will also: provide consultation with faculty and staff and provide outreach to the community; produce and maintain excellent and timely clinical records and participate in quality management activities, in accordance with University Health Services policy; manage caseload so as to serve the maximum number of students who are appropriate for services at the UHS Counseling Center; consult with and/or make timely and appropriate referrals to other professional staff of the University Health Services, as well as to other departments on- or off-campus, as appropriate; serve as consultant and resource person for faculty and other University staff about counseling services available to UMass Boston students and related topics; conduct culturally-competent outreach efforts for students and evaluate their effectiveness; participate in the development of programming to meet changing student needs and requests; participate in the development and maintenance of accurate and comprehensive referral files; serve as liaison with faculty and other University personnel in order to be informed of and participate in campus activities which might be supportive of studentsí needs; maintain statistical records and submits as required, reports on activities; serve as back-up for other staff members, as necessary, such as by authorizing involuntary commitment for an evaluation for hospitalization or providing coverage; keep current on clinical practice and supervision practices relevant to this setting, including risk management; provide high-quality and culturally-competent supervision of trainees; author and/or participate in the submission, implementation and evaluation of grant proposals and carrying out research projects and in-service training; present at professional conferences and/or publish in peer reviewed journals on topics related to Counseling Center population and trends; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate from an APA accredited program in counseling or clinical psychology and an APA accredited internship or doctorate in similar field; licensure as a psychologist and certification as a health service provider in the state of Massachusetts; three-five years of experience in delivering evidence-based and culturally-competent evaluation and treatment (triage, crisis and emergency intervention, assessment, referral, and consultation), as well as focused individual, couples, and group counseling and therapy; three-five years of experience in a university counseling center/service and/or experience providing services through the continuum of care (i.e., inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient); one-two years of experience in teaching and training clinicians; demonstrated effectiveness in outreach to traditionally underserved populations; demonstrated commitment to best practices within the profession and within the college aged population; membership and participation/involvement in relevant professional organizations; excellent verbal and written communication skills; timely and high-quality clinical documentation; demonstrated ability to functionally use standard office productivity software such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and demonstrated ability to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging caseload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships; and capacity to relate effectively and harmoniously with students, faculty, staff and administrators, within the organizational and administrative structure of a university counseling center, University Health Services and academic departments.

Desired Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications: Specialty training and experience in areas relevant to the UMass Boston student population; experience with issues of commuter students and/or residential life; involvement in efforts to increase student retention, persistence and graduation; training in disaster mental health; familiarity with an electronic medical record; and experience in accreditation process and maintenance, such as APA, AAAHC, JCAHO, or IACS.

Normal Hiring Range: $60,530-$82,500

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=40634. Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of July 16, 2013.

University Description
The University of Massachusetts Boston (www.umb.edu) is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

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