Staff Psychologist/Counselor

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Staff Psychologist/Counselor

Job no: 496602
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Student Affairs

Bucknell University's Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) is seeking a highly motivated and energetic new staff member who possesses strong generalist skills. We are a well-resourced center that includes a consulting psychiatric provider. We pride ourselves on maintaining strong collaborative relationships with the campus community and are often contributing members to campus-wide initiatives.

For this position, we are specifically seeking candidates who have specialized clinical knowledge and experience working with Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The ideal candidate will focus on working with BIPOC students, providing brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns.

We seek candidates who understand the impact that experiences of marginalization, inequality, and prejudice can have on students, and are experienced in therapy, consultation, and outreach to address, and/or diminish this impact. The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist psychologist, counselor or social worker with demonstrated multicultural competence and established clinical, outreach and training experience serving BIPOC populations.

Job Duties:
Primary Responsibilities:
1. Provide clinical assessment for students experiencing personal, developmental and/or psychological problems and those seeking personal growth and development.
2. Engage students in individual and group counseling to address personal, developmental and/or psychological problems as well as to enhance personal growth, health and academic success.
3. Develop, implement and evaluate community intervention programs/outreach services that: a) help prevent problems, b) educate students, staff and faculty about mental health/psychological issues and wellness unique to marginalized populations, and c) teach skills for self-care and community health and safety.
4. Provide emergency and crisis intervention services (e.g., participate in the center's on-call rotation including evenings and weekends).
5. Consult with university staff, faculty, students, family members and other professionals to assist students.
6. Assess need for psychiatric evaluation/medication management and assist with referral.
7. Assist with referrals of students to resources on campus (e.g., career services, student health, etc.) and off campus (e.g., community mental health programs, community clinicians).
8. Provide services consistent with professional ethical standards and generally accepted standards of practice.

Administrative Responsibilities:
1. Maintain appropriate documentation of services and client records.
2. Contribute to the office's operational responsibilities, e.g., exercise appropriate stewardship of center budget and resources, contribute to center-wide goals and projects, contribute to office planning, assist with divisional and university responsibilities, etc.
3. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice.
4. Engage in both need assessments and service outcome assessments/evaluations to support the effectiveness and efficiency of services. Make appropriate changes in services based on assessment findings.
5. Contribute to, provide direction for, and/or manage and administer projects assigned as part of the center's annual goals or other center or divisional projects.
6. Serve on Divisional and University committees as appropriate.
7. Other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Hold a completed master’s level degree (MA) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania
3. Experience working with college-aged young adults
4. Demonstrated multicultural counseling competency
5. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in advancing diversity topics and supporting multicultural identity development, as well as proven ability to work with diverse individuals and groups
6. Experience with group services (i.e., therapy and support groups)

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Completed doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
2. Experience working in a college/university counseling center setting

For more information about the Counseling & Student Development Center at Bucknell University, please visit:

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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Posted: 9/8/2020
Application Due: 12/7/2020
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