Staff Psychologist

Job description

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
Staff Psychologist

Job Category:

Health & Wellness - 9013101

Student Affairs

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume

Provides psychological and counseling services of a remedial, preventive, and developmental nature through
assessment and consultation contacts with students - individually and in groups with special emphasis in suicide


Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the primary responsibilities include, but are
not limited to, the following:

  • Provide initial assessments, as well as individual, group, and couples counseling
  • Provide crisis intervention and on-call coverage
  • Focus on suicide prevention initiatives on campus in collaboration with other departments
  • Develop and implement a systemic approach to suicide prevention through instruction, education, programming, and implementation of well research strategies to address the problem of suicide in a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse population of college students
  • Train faculty, staff, and students in suicide prevention and intervention strategies
  • Serve as a liaison with campus stakeholders in the coordination of suicide prevention strategies
  • Engage in continuous professional development related to implementation and support of the program
  • Supervise practicum students and provide seminars/didactic trainings
  • Case management of high acuity clients
  • Performs other duties, as assigned


Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:



  • A doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology
  • Licensed as a psychologist in the state of Georgia by the date of employment
  • Clinical experience in providing short term individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and crisis counseling
  • Strong administrative, interpersonal, oral and written skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups
  • Experience and skill in consulting with professional colleagues and staff


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing as a licensed psychologist
  • Previous experience in a college counseling center
  • Previous work experience regarding suicide awareness, prevention, and/or assessment
  • Experience with diverse populations on a university campus
  • Experience using Titanium or an electronic health record

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:






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Job No:
Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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