Colgate University — Staff Psychologist

Colgate’s Counseling Center is committed to providing high-quality, confidential, ethical, and culturally affirming mental health services to Colgate University students. Staff members work as a team to offer services from an integrated clinical/developmental model to assist students as they pursue their education.

As Staff Psychologist, this critical student services position is primarily responsible for providing confidential counseling/psychological services to students. A strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest in and experience with multicultural counseling, and with a specific interest and passion in working with students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

This generalist position includes areas of focus and responsibility for:

  • high quality of treatment, measured by overall improvement in symptoms and client self-report;
  • client satisfaction with treatment and a timely response and provision of services;
  • assessment of student mental health needs through clinical interview and symptom inventories, as needed;
  • effective provision of services via individual and group therapy;
  • appropriate and effective crisis response;
  • timely and effective on-call support of after-hours mental health needs (approximately one night/week);
  • providing expert consultation and information to campus partners and department members ;
  • building relationships and creating opportunities for collaboration with campus partners who support underrepresented students on campus, including ALANA, LGBTQ+ Initiatives, and the Office of International Student Services;
  • ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;
  • assessing efforts to ensure congruence with stated objectives and counseling outcomes;
  • providing all services remaining steadfast to professional and ethical standards and compliance with state law;
  • ensuring continuity of care between on- and off-campus resources with regards to individual student mental health care, including case management;
  • ensuring effective outreach to historically marginalized communities and related student organizations;
  • providing professional development in-service opportunities related to cultural competency with Counseling Center staff and other dean of the college partner colleagues; and
  • possessing respect, understanding, sensitivity and competency with cultural, religious, racial, and socioeconomic diversity and backgrounds.

As part of this role, the incumbent is responsible for the following:

  • as required, developing and administering specific counseling programs (e.g. group therapy, outreach); and
  • as required, collaborating with campus partners to extend and promote campus mental health and overall wellness needs;
  • as required, may be responsible for providing effective advice, counsel, and leadership on University committees.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

A master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related mental health field is required, with the necessary degree fulfillment for the doctoral degree in psychology or related field (e.g. Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.).

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • Must have completed all requirements (eg- coursework, dissertation and defense, internship) toward completing doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely-related field, by start date
  • Licensed as a psychologist in NY or expected to attain license within one year of hire
  • Multicultural competence and skill in working with students from a diversity of backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in working at a college/university counseling center, and/or with college-aged populations
  • A collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
  • Well-developed counseling and crisis intervention skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, able to work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with short-term models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Experience in providing outreach and consultation services to students from underrepresented groups and identities highly desired.

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APPLY NOW: https://careers.colgate.edu/postings/1967

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