Staff Psychologist and LGBTQ Specialist, Division of Student Affairs

Washington D.C.
Aug 29, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Staff Psychologist and LGBTQ Specialist, Division of Student Affairs

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Staff Psychologist and LGBTQ Specialist, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University Main Campus

The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community.

Georgetown's Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) serves as the university's primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals. Accordingly, CAPS strives to provide students with opportunities to develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive impediments.

The Staff Psychologist and LGBTQ Specialist position entails the delivery of psychotherapy, counseling, outreach, and consultation services to Georgetown students, and consultations to deans, faculty, staff, and parents. The successful candidate will spend 20% time weekly working with students and staff at Georgetown University's Center for Social Justice, the University's hub for community engagement, outreach, and social justice programming on the Main Campus. Students, parents, faculty, and staff can be both positively or negatively affected by this position depending on the medical and diplomatic skills of the practitioner in the position. Errors can cause exacerbation of mental health conditions, and in some cases we are looking at life and death situations; errors can also cause public relations problems and affect the trust of client with regard to CAPS services.

Duties of the Staff Psychologist and LGBTQ Specialist include but are not limited to:

Direct Clinical Service
  • Conduct mental health/psychological evaluations and assessments.
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy.
  • Provide crisis intervention services.
  • Share on call, intake and emergency responsibilities with other staff members.
  • Provide back up coverage for the Intake Coordinator.
  • Maintain case management to ensure that patient dispositions are successfully completed.
  • Document and maintain timely and accurate client records.
  • Provide campus based clinical services
  • Maintain current knowledge regarding professional practices, ethics, and laws.

Community Consultation/Outreach
  • Provide consultation to students, faculty and staff regarding mental health and behavioral and student life issues.
  • Communicate with university personnel and other concerned individuals, such as family members and concerned students.
  • Provide outreach activities to the University community, (trainings, presentations, crisis response).

Supervision and Other Duties
  • Receive and/or provide clinical supervision as assigned.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings.
  • Participate on CAPS and University Committees as assigned.

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a related field, or an MSW
  • Licensure in the District of Columbia as a social worker or psychologist (If not yet licensed, then licensure must be achieved within 2 years of the start date)
  • Preference for previous college mental health experience, as well as demonstrated experience working with the issues noted in the position description

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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