Student Health and Wellness Mental Health Clinician - Psychologist

Job Details

Search #: 496043
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Mental Health at the University of Connecticut (Storrs Campus) is searching for a Psychologist to provide direct clinical services, including assessment and brief psychotherapy, emergency care, psycho-educational services, and consulting services to the University community. This is a full-time (35 hours weekly), 12-month position based at the Storrs Campus and reporting to the Director of Clinical Services.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides psychotherapeutic counseling to individuals and groups, consulting with other professionals as necessary; diagnoses, assesses, and treats emotional and functional disorders through brief model psychotherapy.
  • Provides emergency on-call service and crisis intervention for students who have psychiatric emergencies.
  • Prepares required clinical records and case reports in a timely manner in accordance with SHaW and MH practice standards and and carries on necessary correspondence.
  • Performs clinical assessment, brief intervention, referral and follow-up to students presenting with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • Train and supervise other heath professionals, field placements students/trainees, and volunteers. Through the provision of clinical supervision, supports the maintenance of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology.
  • Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents which may be scheduled beyond regular working hours with advanced notice.
  • May prepare narrative and statistical reports of activities for use in the evaluation of the mental health services. May compile data to analyze and identify risks, trends, and gaps in the program.
  • Communicates and consults with appropriate university administrators and various mental health and academic faculty. May makes referrals to and consult with other mental health agencies offering specialized care beyond the scope of Student Health and Wellness Mental Health Services.
  • May seek funding for and conduct studies on mental health issues; may publish or present findings in appropriate professional journals or forums/conferences.
  • Serves as a resource and consultant to the University community on matters relating to the well-being of students within the limits of confidentiality.
  • Assists with developing and maintaining policies and procedures to govern counseling center. Ensures adherence to best practices.
  • Serves on departmental and/or university committees representing Student Health and Wellness and applicable policies and procedures to stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Licensed in the State of Connecticut as a Psychologist or immediately eligible for licensure within one year of hire.
  • One year of related experience, which may include hours for obtaining the license.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Previous experience working effectively and collegially as part of an interdisciplinary behavioral health care team.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • State of CT Licensed Psychologist.
  • More than two years of post-graduate work experience providing psychotherapeutic counseling to adolescents and young adults.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to doctoral interns.
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally responsive mental health services to college students.
  • Demonstrated training in brief treatment models.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a minimum of one specific treatment relevant to collegiate mental health (for example eating disorders, attention deficit disorder).
  • Demonstrated experience working with a minimum of one specific population in college settings (for example LGBTQ, non-traditional students, students of color, etc.).
APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, permanent (35 hour weekly) 12-month position with an anticipated start date of March 2022 or sooner. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496043 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is expanding services and is currently hiring for a variety of positions related to students’ mental health and wellness. SHaW encourages qualified applicants to apply for multiple positions of interest.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Oct 07 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

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Working at UCONN

The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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