PT Psychology Counselor/Asst. Coord. EBIC - TCC

Job description

The part-time Psychology Counselor/Assistant Coordinator of Eating and Body Image Concerns reports to the Coordinator of Eating and Body Image Concerns and is responsible for providing individual, group, and couples counseling and family consultation as needed to Temple students with a concentration in Eating Disorders treatment and referral, as well as supervision to staff and trainees This role contributes to a positive university experience for every student and is accountable to all Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) Values. The DoSA values are Excellence, Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity, and Respect.

As part of the initial assessment process, this position assesses the level of urgency present with students who register for services at the Counseling Center, makes referrals for psychiatric evaluation, and refers to other resources on and off campus.  The part-time Psychology Counselor/ Assistant Coordinator of Eating and Body Image Concerns provides supervision to trainees and didactic seminars as part of the counseling center's training program, and crisis intervention services; including providing education to Temple Counseling Services staff as well as to trainees in areas of expertise and serves as a resource to the division of student affairs and the university. The counselor assists with crisis management and assesses clients on an urgent basis. This position accompanies and provides support for clients who are taken to the hospital for emergency evaluation as needed. The counselor assists in the recruitment, selection, and training of clinical practicum students, interns, and fellows as well as permanent staff when vacancies occur. Performs other duties as assigned. 

This is a part-time, 9-month Position, beginning September 1st – May 30th.

Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work, licensure in the state of Pennsylvania and at least two years of counseling experience, which may have been completed as part of a training experience, preferably in a college counseling center. Strong clinical skills, and experience in handling crisis situations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated competence in the treatment of eating disorders, preferably in a college counseling center setting.
*Demonstrated ability to provide group, individual, couples, and family counseling.
*Ability to provide consultation to TCS staff, TCS trainees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and families regarding mental health issues.
*Ability to provide education in areas of expertise for the department’s didactic seminar for doctoral interns, and other forums.
*Ability to assist in the hiring of new staff and also the selection of trainees.
*Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to cross cultural issues.
 *Ability to provide rapid assessment of student needs at initial assessment, and consultation to TCS staff, trainees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and families regarding mental health issues.
*Ability to participate as a member of one of the department’s two critical incident stress management teams to provide debriefing and other interventions for traumatized community members (It is not a requirement to already have training in this method). 
Ability to participate as part of a counselor-on-duty rotation one day per week providing assessments and consultation to students, staff, and trainees.
*Ability to assist in the orientation of new and transfer students and their parents to Temple University and to counseling center services.
*Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment.
*Established commitment to multicultural competencies.
*Ability to facilitate training on eating concerns and body image for staff and trainees.
*Ability to assist with orientation of new and transfer students and their parents as needed.
*Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and licensure in the state of Pennsylvania, or master’s in social work and licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania.
*Previous experience working in a college counseling center setting.
*Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and sensitivity to cross cultural issues, with a supportive approach to colleagues.
*Experience providing counseling and supervision post licensure.
*Experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and group counseling.
*Understanding of the objectives of higher education. 
*Experience utilizing a time-limited model of care. 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.


Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-1700 N Broad Street
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 7/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time