Staff Psychologist

Philadelphia, USA, Pennsylvania
Apr 11, 2017
Temple University
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Tuttleman Counseling Center Staff Psychologist/Resource Center Counselor, also referred to as "Counselor" assists the coordinator of the Resiliency Resource Center (RRC) in providing and adding mental health resources for Temple students, and training and supervising undergraduate interns who staff the RRC. This staff member also provides individual and group counseling and family consultation and conducts triage and intake evaluations. As a member of one of the daily walk-in-clinic teams, the Counselor assesses the level of urgency present with students who register for services at the Counseling Center, makes referrals for psychiatric evaluation, refers to other resources on and off campus, provides supervision to trainees, provides didactic seminars as part of the counseling center's training program and provides crisis intervention services including participation in an urgent care rotation with other clinicians and critical incident stress management interventions. In addition, the Counselor provides psycho-education to students who are referred for judicial infractions, provides orientation to the counseling center for incoming students, and consultation for students, parents, and various offices throughout the university. The Counselor works one evening per week (Tuesday or Wednesday) and occasional Saturday morning hours in fall and spring semester. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology and licensure as a psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Unlicensed candidates will be considered but attaining licensure within one year of the date of hire is expected for continued employment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to cross cultural issues.
*Ability to provide individual, group, and couples counseling, and family consultation.
*Ability to provide rapid assessment of student needs at triage.
*Ability to provide consultation to WIC team members, TCS staff, TCS trainees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and families regarding mental health issues.
*Ability to participate as a member of one of the department's two Critical Incident Stress management teams to provide debriefing and other interventions for traumatized community members.
*Ability to provide supervision to trainees as assigned.
*Ability to provide education in areas of expertise for the department's didactic seminar for pre-doctoral interns, and other forums.
*Ability to assist in the hiring of new staff and also the selection of trainees.
*Ability to assist in the orientation of large groups of new and transfer students and their parents to Temple University and to counseling center services.

Previous experience working in a college counseling center setting.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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