Psychologist IV

Tucson, AZ
Nov 13, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Vet Med Administration

Department Website Link:


Outside of Tucson


1508 E. Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737-9525 USA

Position Highlights:

The UA-CVM is in its inaugural year, and as a new college, provides individuals the rare opportunity to be a member of the founding team and to help establish the culture and processes of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The mission of the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine is to lead the profession as a student-centered program focused on developing career-ready veterinarians who will live healthy meaningful lives and serve their communities. We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. We believe in emphasizing critical thinking and evidence-based teaching to help students become skilled problem-solvers and lifelong learners. We are committed to extending The University of Arizona’s rich history of outstanding education to provide our students with the resources and knowledge that will help them succeed in all areas of life.
A successful psychologist will deliver quality culturally responsive healthcare services and support the well-being of a diverse group of CVM students. They will provide healthcare, mental healthcare, health education, wellness programs, and health promotion to CVM students, faculty, and staff. They may also address life skills, the treatment of mental illnesses, and substance abuse. A successful psychologist will design and implement interventions for a diverse group of CVM students and the broad range of barriers they may face, including but not limited to stress, performance anxiety, life/academic balance, and learning difficulties in consultation with the learning specialists. Emphasizing the students’ personal, cultural, and social strengths, they will encourage wellbeing and a healthier mindset, integrating mind, body, and spirit. In collaboration with educational staff, they will create and implement responsive and inclusive wellness and prevention programs.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Position Duties:

  • Assess and diagnose students utilizing specialized knowledge and skills.
  • Develop and implement student care plans based on area of defined clinical expertise, risk and overall patient care complexity and identifies desired patient outcomes.
  • Provide clinical leadership in treatment planning, general healthcare, medical and psychosocial approaches.
  • Coordinate with relevant physicians in treatment planning, general healthcare and a review of the student progress.
  • Design mental-health intervention and prevention programs that are inclusive.
  • Implement inclusive and holistic counseling and educational methods.
  • Collaborate with educational staff to create coordinated plans.
  • Evaluate and reporton student progress (e.g. using psychometric tests).
  • Set educational goals based on each student’s emotional, cognitive, cultural, and social strengths.
  • Refer students to community services, if needed.
  • Research innovative methods to improve adult learner’s wellbeing (e.g. MBSR, trauma-informed practice, impact of social identity, and local, regional, and national events on well-being of students from marginalized groups).
  • Support the management of conflict and crisis.
  • Mentor and support faculty and staff working with students.
  • Conduct trainings to students and staff on relevant areas of expertise.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written Communication skills, and Active and Reflective Listening Skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills to determine an accurate diagnosis and develop a proper treatment plan.
  • Able to use various modalities, including individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. Knowledge of various methods to prevent or treat mental health issues or other difficulties.
  • Demonstrated ability working with a diverse population of students to provide culturally responsive services and programs.
  • Strong understanding of state education policies and regulations.
  • Integrity and professionalism.
  • A positive, patient, and resilient personality.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology required.
  • State license to work as a school psychologist.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven experience as a school psychologist in a diverse educational setting with demonstrated success working to provide culturally relevant and inclusive mental health services.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Health Care and Wellness

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Behavioral Health

Job Function:

Health Care & Wellness

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Tanya Gonzales
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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