Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician
Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician June 1st 2021
Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center. The Office of Counseling and Personal Development Center (CPDC) administers mental health services for students of Allegheny College.
The Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician will be responsible for providing short term, culturally-sensitive therapeutic services for the students of Allegheny College. As a member of the CPDC professional team, the Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician will provide, among other things, individual counseling, group therapy, risk assessment, crisis intervention, AOD (alcohol and other drug) interventions, consultation, and outreach. This position will also participate in an on-call rotation, which, at times, may not include clinical responses. The Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician will demonstrate an understanding of clinical theories and applications of clinical skills. It is the expectation of CPDC that the Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician will demonstrate a nuanced understanding and awareness of cultural differences and will be affirming of others across a broad spectrum of identities including racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, immigration status, and ability.
This is a live on campus position. It is expected that the Postdoctoral Mental Health Clinician lives in the assigned apartment and responds to student needs that arise while on-call.
This is a 10 month position, contracted for 1 year.
Satisfactory completion of all necessary coursework in an accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work (or other relevant field) including completion of doctoral preliminary exams (or program equivalent).
Approval of doctoral dissertation proposal by academic department.
Experience working with “high risk” difficulties (e.g., suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, PTSD)
Earned Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical psychology, Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work (or other relevant field).
Completion of doctoral psychology internship at a university counseling center.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.