Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title

Western Washington University

Counseling Center

Salary Range
commensurate with experience and qualifications

Position Description
About the Position: The WWU Counseling Center is seeking to fill a permanent, full-time, 10 or 11-month Psychologist position. Employment is projected to begin September, 2013.

Position Responsibilities:
• Provide clinical assessments with triage-based disposition and referral
• Provide individual counseling for students within a brief and focused counseling model (Average of 3-4 sessions)
• Assist students in finding off-campus professionals for referral when that referral best meets the students’ needs
• Provide clinical supervision for master’s and doctoral trainees in an APPIC affiliated training program as allowed by Washington standards
• Provide coordinated services for clients between the Counseling Center, Alcohol and Drug Consultation and Assessment Services (ADCAS), Consultation and Sexual Assault Support Services (CASAS), the Student Health Center medical staff, Disability Resources, Residence Life, and various off-campus services
• Facilitate (and co-facilitate with trainees) counseling groups, workshops, and psycho-educational outreach
• Provide at least 3 hours per week of scheduled urgent appointments for students in crisis
• Serve in the regular after-hours on-call counselor rotation
o The counselor will be expected to serve during times the university is in session and take a portion of on-call during breaks. The on-call counselor must be available and able to respond immediately to phone calls and to be on-site within 45 minutes. If a large-scale crisis occurs, the counselor will be expected to be part of a team of responders which could be after-hours, on weekends, or at other times outside the work day.
• Participate in the weekly staff meeting, medical consultation meeting, peer consultation group, and other departmental and division meetings and events
• Other duties may include one or more of the following: work with Counseling, Health, and Wellness’s program on resiliency and emotional well-being, coordination of the Center’s groups program or outreach services or involvement in the Counseling Center’s participation in the national Center for Collegiate Mental Health consortium and outcome research within the Counseling Center

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology
• Licensed as a psychologist at the time of application. (Please specify state and date psychologist license was granted)
• Eligible for licensure as a psychologist in the State of Washington and gain licensure within 6 months of beginning position. (see Washington Administrative Code 246-924-043)
• One year’s experience working in a college or university counseling center (pre-doctoral internship may be included)
• Ability to provide brief and focused counseling
• Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response
• Experience facilitating counseling groups
• Experience working as a part of a collaborative team-based approach to clinical services in a fast-paced work setting
• Demonstrated competency working with multicultural, LGBT, and other diverse populations

Desired Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
• Licensed 2 or more years as a psychologist
• Experience supervising masters or pre-doctoral trainees in a college counseling center
• Experience providing outreach and consultation
• Clinical and outreach expertise in working with students having a diverse range of cultural identities

University Description
Western Washington University is a state university of nearly 15,000 students, 95% of whom are undergraduates. WWU offers over 160 academic programs. In addition to numerous "best colleges" rankings, WWU ranks first in the among medium-sized universities sending its graduates to the Peace Corps. Website: www.wwu.edu/

Region Description
Bellingham, a city of 80,000, is located 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. The North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker lie to the east. Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands are to the west.

Required Application Materials
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below to submit your application via WWU’s online application system, EASE. https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4280 A letter of application (which must specifically address the listed qualifications), a current resume and three letters of references (references must be able to speak in some detail about the applicant’s clinical skills and expertise) are required. You may attach these documents as noted in the EASE application. https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4280

Application Deadline
Application review begins July 29, 2013; position is open until filled

Starting Date
September 16, 2013 (can be negotiable)

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516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

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