Staff Psychologist (Coordinator of LGBTQIA Counseling Services & Programming)

Apr 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Staff Psychologist (Coordinator of LGBTQIA + Counseling Services & Programming)

Category: Other
Department: Counseling Center
Locations: Worcester, MA
Posted: Apr 09, '18
Type: Exempt
Ref.No.: 3058

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) invites applications for a newly funded 12-month full-time Staff Psychologist to join our team. The Counseling Center team currently includes four licensed psychologists, a consulting psychiatrist, two doctoral level practicum trainees, and an administrative assistant. The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS).
The Staff Psychologist provides a broad range of direct psychological services to Holy Cross students including the following: diagnostic assessment and evaluation; individual psychotherapy; group therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; and outreach programming and training. The Staff Psychologist provides consultative psychological services to members of the Holy Cross community including faculty members, staff members, deans, administrators, and parents. The Staff Psychologist provides clinical supervision of doctoral level practicum students. The Staff Psychologist coordinates programs for the Counseling Center as assigned by the Director. The Staff Psychologist participates in the Counseling Center's evening and weekend on-call duties, and emergency and crisis response procedures.

The Staff Psychologist will be expected to provide evidence-based, culturally responsive individual and group psychotherapy. In addition to having a general expert knowledge of mental health and psychological functioning, the ideal candidate for the Staff Psychologist position will have specialized training in working with LGBTQIA+ students and experience with and proficiency in addressing issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, and other aspects of identity within the context of psychotherapy with emerging adults. A successful candidate will have an appreciation for and an ability to engage positively with our Catholic and Jesuit heritage, a heritage rooted in a deep respect for human dignity and an understanding that all humans are created in God's image. The Staff Psychologist will collaborate with the Office of the College Chaplains, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Multicultural Education, Outfront (LGBTQ faculty and staff alliance), PRIDE (LGBTQ student organization), and others as warranted to provide outreach and psychoeducational programming to underrepresented populations at the College.

Minimum Qualification
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship.
  • Experience in a college counseling center setting.
  • Strong clinical psychotherapeutic skills.
  • Licensed as a Psychologist/Health Service Provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts within one year of hire.

    Desired Qualifications

  • Licensed as a Psychologist/Health Service Provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity and inclusion.
  • Commitment, experience and familiarity with programming and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) students.
  • Appreciation for and an ability to engage positively with our Jesuit and Catholic heritage.
  • Experience providing crisis assessment and interventions with a wide range of clinical populations.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to practicum students/interns.
  • Experience in the development and provision of mental health educational initiatives specific to the needs of a diverse university student population.

    University Description

    The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

    Region Description
    Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

    The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

    A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

    To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

    Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references.

    In your cover letter, in addition to describing your clinical interests, please address how your clinical work, outreach programming, and/or service would support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

    Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled. Questions about this search may be directed to Paul Galvinhill, Director of the Counseling Center, at [email protected].

    To learn more about the Counseling Center, candidates are encouraged to visit the Counseling Center's home page (see before submitting their application materials.

    To apply, visit:

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