Post Doctoral Resident

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Logo Posting Number STA00343PO18 Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow Internal Title Post Doctoral Resident Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Health Services Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range $32,000 (plus housing) Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

The post-doc starts August 1, 2018 and concludes July 31, 2019. General operating hours of the counseling center are Monday –Thursday 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Due to the nature of the position flexible hours and work schedules including evenings and weekends are required.

Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Health and Human Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Post-doctoral resident will function as a trainee-member and is responsible for providing counseling and outreach services to the University of South Carolina students under the supervision of Licensed Psychologists. Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to: counseling and psychological services: intake evaluation and assessment, treatment goals and planning, individual and couples counseling, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and management, consultation, outreach and other programs to enhance the mental well-being of students. Individual will provide training and clinical supervision to trainees as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

A completed Ph.D. or Psy.D. in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA accredited program, which included a completed Doctoral internship. The incumbent must reside in the University housing (two bedroom, one bathroom duplex). Post-Doctoral resident must be able to start August 1st.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in a university counseling service with strong student service orientation. Skills to assess pathology of more severe emotional problems, make prognostic indications for short-term therapeutic work with students.


Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment of mental disorders or disease. Knowledge to identify and articulate a treatment plan that will lead to problem resolution, stress reduction or alleviation of the diagnosed disorder. Knowledge of group counseling theory and ability to teach and consult about group process. Knowledge of the evidenced based practice of psychology.
Demonstrated abilities to consult with various campus and community partners and respond effectively to crisis events on campus. Ability to be aware of, and sensitive to, cultural, ethnic and economic diversity. Skilled at handling clients who are dealing with difficult problems and life situations. Ability to work in interdisciplinary care teams that may consist of social workers, professional counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists, nurses, dietitians, physicians, health educators etc.
Demonstrated abilities to engage in critical thinking, to maintain confidentiality, to function as a self-starter, to communicate effectively in written and oral form and to be highly organized. Knowledge of developmental tasks and problems typically encountered by college students.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/01/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 07/31/2019 Job Open Date 03/20/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA accredited program, which includes a completed Doctoral internship?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to start August 1, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents
  1. Resume





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Posted: 3/21/2018
Application Due: 5/20/2018
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