Psychologist and Multicultural Support Specialist

Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Puget Sound

Psychologist and Multicultural Support Specialist

Job ID: 3367

Location: Counseling Hlth & Wellness Svc

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Position Description:

Full-time, regular appointment. Provide counseling services to college students: Counseling (individual, group and couples), intake assessments, crisis intervention, referrals, treatment planning, and documentation. Provide consultation with campus community. Work collaboratively with medical providers in multi-disciplinary setting. Provide outreach, consultation and support to marginalized populations with emphasis on serving students of color.


  • Generalist psychologist (50%)
  • Individual, couples and group therapy
  • Assessment: intake, mandated suicide and self-harm risk assessment, walk-in triage
  • Consultation with university staff, faculty, students, parents, etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of treatment via department EHR
  • Crisis response and management, including some after-hours and weekend duties
  • Multicultural student support (30%)
  • Coordinates multicultural outreach programs, services, training and professional development for CHWS.
  • Advises student groups
  • Training responsibilities (15%)
  • Participate in intern didactic training, including weekly seminar
  • Provide clinical supervision of and mentoring to interns and practicum students
  • Participate as senior staff in training team
  • Other duties as assigned include, but are not limited to (5%)
  • Serve on division and college committees
  • Remain professionally active and current with knowledge and practice

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Clinical supervision of doctoral psychology interns and/or practicum students


    • Terminal degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or closely related field; eligible for psychology licensure and attainment of license within 12 months of employment
    • Competency and commitment to multicultural counseling with strong foundation in multicultural counseling theory and practice; demonstrated preparation for serving students of color
    • Commitment to professional ethics
    • Well-developed clinical and diagnostic skills
    • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
    • Willingness and ability to function as an integral team member within the department (Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services) and the division (Student Affairs)
    • Commitment to equal opportunity/affirmative action and to creating and sustaining an environment supporting full inclusion for a diverse student population
    • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community


    • Experience counseling students from underrepresented groups
    • University counseling center experience as a trainee and/or mental health provider
    • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved preparation program
    • Completion of APA-approved doctoral internship
    • WA Psychology license
    • Experience teaching, training and/or supervising psychology graduate students
    • Two or more years post-license (psychology) experience
    • Commitment to liberal arts education

    Diversity Statement:

    • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
    • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
    • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

    Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

    Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

    This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

    Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than April 20, 2017 to ensure consideration.

    Required Documents:

    When prompted to upload required documents, please upload resume. All additional documents can be uploaded within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

    • Resume
    • Letter of Interest
    • Diversity Statement (see details below)
    • List of three (3) professional references

    Candidate's Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

    • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
    • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
    • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
    • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
    • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
    • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
    • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

    All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

    The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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    How to Apply
    For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

    About Puget Sound
    Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

    As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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