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Psychologist🔍Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States📁Health Care Services📅Feb 10, 2021 Post Date📅88439 Requisition #Job Title: Psychologist
Unit: Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Schedule: Full-Time / 100% FTE
Job Code: 4601
Grade: J

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), part of Vaden Health Center at Stanford University, invites applicants for the position of Staff Psychologist. CAPS is a college mental health clinic with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence, organizational diversity, and social justice. Vaden Health Center is within the Division of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning, fosters community engagement, and empowers students and staff to thrive.

Qualified applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses their contributions to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as their commitment to cultural humility, life-long learning, and excellence in clinical care.


To provide clinical consultation, crisis intervention and on-call services, individual counseling, group therapy, and outreach programming for Stanford’s diverse student community; and to provide supervision and training for psychology pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows.


  • Providing a wide range of direct clinical services to Stanford students, including:
    • Initial clinical assessments and individual brief therapy
    • Therapy groups and clinical workshops
    • Crisis response, evaluations, and interventions for students with urgent needs
    • Care management consultations, including assessment of need for higher levels of care and management of referrals to community providers when indicated
  • Working with campus staff, administrators, and faculty for consultation and outreach needs including:
    • Consultation and direct support for urgent campus mental health needs or crises
    • Clinical outreach services through participation in community programming
    • Liaison relationships with community centers and other campus entities
  • Providing primary clinical supervision of psychology pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows, and supporting training needs for psychiatry residents.
  • Conducting seminars and clinical rotations for trainees and staff
  • Participating in CAPS and Vaden Health Center meetings and development activities
  • Completing special projects as assigned.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

  • PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited training program
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship
  • Minimum of one year of postdoctoral training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Clinical expertise in evaluation, crisis intervention, therapy, and care management
  • Proven ability to support diverse constituencies.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

Certifications and Licenses: Licensed Psychologist in the state of California


Strong preference will be given to candidates with 3 or more years of post-licensure work history and previous experience working in college counseling centers, and one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Expertise in the treatment of Eating Disorders, and/or
  • Work or lived experience relevant to serving one or more of the following student communities:
    • Black/African-American
    • Indigenous/Native American
    • Muslim
    • First-generation/low-income
    • Students with disabilities


  • Frequently sit and perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, and write by hand.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues, clients, and external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Working Conditions: Able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4601
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 88439




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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time