Voyage: 2015 Spring
General Responsibilities: The Psychologists are responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating mental health care for voyage participants.
Specifically, the position:
-Provides high quality individual and group counseling services to participants who may be experiencing psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties
-Provides programs focused on the developmental needs of college students to maximize the potential of students to benefit from the academic environment and experience
-Provides consultative services to the faculty and staff to help foster an environment supportive of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of students
-Provides assessment services to identify student needs and appropriate services and referrals
-Serves on-call for consultation in port (rotated among both psychologists) for situations that need attention and crisis management
-Reports to the Physician and is a member of the Medical Team (with secondary membership in the Student Life team).
-Prior to voyage departure, participates in a training session via conference call
Minimum Qualifications: 5+ years of experience as a staff member or administrator in counseling services in higher education
An appropriate combination of graduate course work, formal training, and supervised experience, to include:
-A doctoral degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education, or other related discipline from an accredited institution
-Hold state or provincial licensure or certification
-Carry professional practice liability insurance
Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex and dynamic environment
Flexibility and a mindset of getting things done essential
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the capacity to relate effectively with Program constituents
Ability to exercise good judgment on a range of issues
Ability to handle emergencies
Position Type: Staff Position
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