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University of Miami
Under the general direction of the Counseling Center Director, this position carries a full clinical case load, provides direct clinical services to individuals and groups, including assessment and psychotherapy, emergency care and consulting services. This position meets regularly with professional colleagues to assess, diagnose, and plan treatment and disposition of cases. The person holding this position is a full-time employee of the Division of Student Affairs and is subject to the conditions of employment common to all staff members of the Division. All offices of the various divisional departments are regularly open for University related business weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exception of those national holidays or special occasions specified by the Universitys Board of Trustees. The psychologist is expected to perform his/her duties conscientiously and responsibly; to adhere to high personal standards of behavior with students, colleagues, members of the University community and clients of the University; and in a manner consistent with the ethics of his/her own profession. This person is expected to keep himself/herself informed of current research and professional developments in his/her professional field of Psychology.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The person employed in this position reports to the Director of the Counseling Center in matters relating to his/her clinical work as a psychologist and as a practicum and intern supervisor of graduate students at the Counseling Center.
Conducts short-term individual and group psychotherapy.
Must be available for crisis intervention and emergency situations that may arise during regular working hours and carry a cell phone on a rotational basis to promptly respond to requests by University staff members for assistance when the Counseling Center is not regularly open.
Complete records punctually according to record keeping/report writing procedures that are currently operative at the Counseling Center and required by legal and ethical regulations.
Review on a regular basis the nature and state of individual caseloads with the Associate Director for Clinical Services or Director.
Consult with the Associate Director for Clinical Services or Director about his/her clients who are suicidal, homicidal, severely depressed, anxious, acting out or showing a high probability for acting out, psychotic or borderline psychotic, manifesting a high degree of psychopathology or expressing such extreme problems in living, whereby good clinical judgment would dictate initiating the supervisory process.
Preserve the confidentiality and trust of clients while at the same time promote the best interest of the University and adhere to its recognized rules of procedure. Whenever it is ethically and legally permissible and in the best interests of the client or the University; cooperates with other appropriate staff of the University in cases or issues of mutual concern.
Submit all service reports, or other communications involving the clinical operations of the Counseling Center which are intended for persons, departments, or agencies outside of the Counseling Center for review and approval of the Director or Associate Director of the Counseling Center before transmitting them.
All Counseling Center Staff Psychologists are required to participate in educational, outreach and prevention programs originating from the Center. This may take the form of developing such programs oneself or accepting assignments to supervise or participate in such programs. Staff Psychologists are required to regularly consult with and keep the Outreach Coordinator, Director, or Associate Director informed about his/her participation in such activities. The person holding this position is expected to lead a minimum of two such programs each semester. These programs include activities originating from and under the supervision of the Counseling Centers Outreach Coordinator or staff who intend to bring the Centers services and the skills of the professional staff to members of the student body and the University community.
Supervise interns in APA-accredited Pre-doctoral Internship Program in Professional Psychology and graduate students assigned to the Counseling Center for training in the fields of Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
Participate annually in at least one Student Affairs social activity such as volunteering for participating in graduation ceremonies as a monitor.
Performs other related duties.
Demonstrated ability to provide psychological services (clinical assessment, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and short-term individual and group psychotherapy/counseling);
Demonstrated ability to provide outreach and consultation to a multiculturally diverse university community;
Demonstrated commitment and/or expertise in working with a diverse student body, cultural competence, and attunement to the influence of cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and other differences on mental health attitudes, stigma, and help-seeking behaviors;
Knowledge of current and emerging college-age mental health issues, and experience in working in a college or university mental health setting. Ability to interact with college-age populations, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators;
Demonstrated talent for collaboration; able to establish and maintain trusting, working relationships that reflect kindness, mutual respect, and honesty, with a highly diverse population of student, staff, and internal and external partners;
Ability to foster a culture of collaboration and trust while ensuring that confidentiality and other legal and ethical mandates are maintained to the highest standards;
Excellent written, verbal, and computer skills.
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program; completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship.
Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of Florida. Florida licensure within one year of start date.
The successful candidate will be a generalist with a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population. Applicants with demonstrated commitment to working with particular student groups or presenting problems (e.g., disordered eating, veterans, international students, LGBT) would have opportunities for development.
Required Application Materials
To apply, please complete the online application process available at www.miami.edu/hr A letter of application highlighting relevant experiences and fit with the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three professional references should be attached to the online application. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Inquiries can be directed to: Ernesto R. Escoto, PhD, UMCC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 15, 2013; however, applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.
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