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Position Title
Staff Psychologist

Reed College

Health and Counseling Center

Salary Range
$40,783.50 (24 hours/week, 10 month contract)

Position Description
Founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the country’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate experience. Reed College is devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and is governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity. The goal of the Reed education is that students learn and demonstrate rigor and independence in their habits of thought, inquiry and expression. Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We seek a dynamic and enthusiastic Staff Psychologist to join our institution.

Position Summary
The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) offers a broad array of services to a diverse student body, including individual psychotherapy, urgent care, psychopharmacological consultations and maintenance, campus liaison, outreach and mental health education, wellness programming; as well as community referral services. We are seeking a clinician with specialist focus in one or more of the following areas:
● substance abuse and motivational interviewing,
● group programming,
● cognitive behavioral and/or mindfulness approaches to treating anxiety and/or difficulties with attention and focus.

The staff psychologist will provide direct clinical service such as assessment, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and case management, group work and after hours on call responsibilities. Evening hours, outreach programming and supervision of trainees will also be required.

This is a part time .5fte, exempt position, working 24 hours per week over 10 months, August through May. This position involves after hours and weekend work, as well as being on-call 2-3 weeks a semester. Starting pay is $40,783.50 per year. Reed College offers a benefits package that is unparalleled. Benefits include comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted TriMet bus passes.

Essential Functions
● Provide direct clinical services such as intake/assessments, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention and case management
● Supervision of psychology trainees, including pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level trainees
● Development and implementation of education and prevention programming and intervention initiatives based on a specific area of clinical focus
● Collaboration with the multidisciplinary team regarding clinic coordination, policies and procedures and long term strategic planning

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience Required
● Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program
● A license (or license eligible) as a Psychologist in Oregon
● Minimum of three years clinical experience in a university counseling center
● Previous supervisory experience of psychology trainees
● Experience working with a range of diagnoses and mental health needs, particularly with individuals with complex clinical issues
● Two years of licensure with eligibility to supervise post-doctoral residents in psychology is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
● Strong core skills in individual psychotherapy, brief therapy, risk assessment and crisis intervention
● Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to multicultural organizational development and training
● Possess a significant and sophisticated understanding of current and emerging college-age mental health issues with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with college-age populations, international students, parents and college administrators
● Strong administrative, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
● The capacity to function in a busy clinic with multiple competing needs, where priorities may change at short notice

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Required Application Materials
To Apply Email a Letter of Introduction discussing your qualifications and interests, a Reed Application for Employment, your resume and answers to the supplemental questions to employment@reed.edu. In your letter, answer the question “How would this position at Reed College fit with your long-term professional goals?” Applications will be considered as they are submitted, however priority will be given to those who apply before January 31, 2014. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2014. Supplemental Questions 1. What are some of the challenges faced by college counseling centers today? How do you imagine these challenges might be addressed in a small, liberal arts college counseling center, such as the Reed HCC? 2. Describe some initiatives that you have been involved with in a college counseling setting that you believe have been successful and/or innovative. 3. What is your theoretical orientation and how does this impact your work with clients and with supervisees? Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.

Application Deadline
Applications will be considered as they are submitted, however priority will be given to those who apply before January 31, 2014.

Starting Date
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2014.

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