Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident

Pacific University

Student Counseling Center

Salary Range
$34,000, plus university benefits

Position Description
The Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident at the Student Counseling Center is a full-time 12-month position (1.0 FTE). It is our intent to provide an entry-level professional with the post-degree supervision and experience necessary for licensure as a psychologist. The Resident will provide (1) brief and long-term individual, couples, and possibly group counseling, (2) crisis/urgent counseling, (3) consultation services and outreach programming, and (4) supervision and training for graduate students. The Resident will also participate in organizational and clinical staff meetings and other university-wide meetings as appropriate. Further, the Resident may gain additional experience in areas such as administrative leadership, clinical services development, psycho-educational outreach, sexual assault advocacy and response, and substance abuse interventions and harm reduction.

• Offer direct psychotherapy services to undergraduate and graduate/professional student clients including intake, urgent walk-in, individual, group and couples counseling
• Routine evening and occasional weekend hours required
• Secondary and possible primary clinical supervision of advanced doctoral level practicum trainees (PsyD)
• Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and schedule within Titanium Schedule EHR
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and clinical consultation meetings
• Develop collaborative relationships with various campus organizations (e.g. Student Health, Intercollegiate Athletics, Residence Life, Graduate Student Services, Learning Support Services, International Programs)
• Offer consultation to faculty, staff, and family members regarding students in emotional distress
• Develop and implement outreach programs and workshops designed to foster students’ academic and life success
• Participate in collection of accurate client data and provide assistance to Director in the preparation of statistical reports
• Participate in university-wide or division-wide meetings as appropriate.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

This is advanced professional work which may require the development of new or improved techniques and procedures with some latitude for independent action and decisions. The Resident will report to the Director of Student Counseling, and will receive post-degree clinical supervision from the Director or her licensed designee.

May provide individual clinical supervision for a graduate student in professional psychology. Will provide mentorship and participate in agency practicum and clinical fieldwork training program. No university employee supervision associated with this position.

Minimum Qualifications
• Completed Doctoral Degree in Counseling/Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program prior to the start of residency. Due to state licensure requirements, DEGREE CONFERRAL DATE MUST PRECEDE START OF RESIDENCY (week of August 11, 2014: up to 5 day delay will be considered). Please verify not only with your academic program, but also with your Registrar to be assured of actual date of transcript release.
• Completed accredited pre-doctoral internship, ideally in a university counseling center;
• No post-doctoral or post degree experience required

Desired Qualifications
a) Experience in a university/college counseling center
b) Expertise in one or more of the following treatment areas: anxiety management, substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, provision of services to population with diverse needs, experience working with clients exhibiting persistent mental illness.
c) Evidence of skill in addressing psychiatric emergencies
d) Evidence of interest or experience in offering consultation to faculty, staff and students
e) Excellent oral and written communication skills
f) Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills
g) Demonstrable experience in and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, and commitment to ongoing development of multicultural competence
h) A self-motivated and self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, and knowledge of/adherence to legal guidelines and APA Ethical standards.
i) Demonstrated professional commitment and interest in university counseling center work and college student development
j) Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.
k) Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.
l) Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.
m) Asks questions and seeks assistance.
n) Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.
o) Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.
p) Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.
q) Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
r) Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

University Description
Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, is one of the West’s first chartered higher education institutions. From its founding in 1849 as a pioneer-era school for orphans, Pacific University has always been about making a difference in people’s lives. Today as one of the finest liberal arts, education and health professions universities in the country, that spirit of caring and service still pervades every aspect of campus life. Engaging classes, professors who love to teach and a personal, welcoming atmosphere combine to create a place where exceptional students become outstanding citizens of the world. Pacific is proud of its 3,400 students and over 18,000 alumni.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY | It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, 503-352-2215.

Region Description
Forest Grove, OR, and Hillsboro, OR

Required Application Materials
Direct questions regarding the Post-Doctoral Psychology Residency to Susie Musch, Search Committee Chair, at counselingcenter@pacificu.edu or 503-352-2191. A completed application will include 1) a detailed cover letter stating your interest, goals, and experience specifically relevant to the Post-Doctoral Psychology Residency, 2) current CV, 3) letter of readiness from your academic program, including statement of likelihood that degree will be conferred by registrar PRIOR TO August 20, 4) names and contact information for three professional references. Send application materials to BOTH: humanres@pacificu.edu (Human Resources/Pacific University) and counselingcenter@pacificu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by email or telephone. All applicants will be notified once the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States, successful completion of a background check, and Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiner approval of residency contract.

Application Deadline
Priority will be given to applications received by January 31, 2014.

Starting Date
August 11, 2014

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