Clinical Psychologist

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0748P Working Title Clinical Psychologist Department UHC Counseling & Psychiatric Svcs About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 04/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 11/06/2020 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

The application deadline is open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 18, 2020. The projected start date is April 1, 2021 and is negotiable. Candidates should provide email addresses as well as address and telephone numbers for three references that may be contacted by the committee. The prospective hire for this position will be subject to a background investigation per University System of Georgia policies.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Classification Title Counseling Professional AD FLSA Faculty Rank Administrative Faculty Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree as defined by the posting request

Position Summary

CAPS is offering a full-time faculty position for a Clinical/Counseling Staff Psychologist. Clinicians will provide primary, secondary, and tertiary services to eligible members of the UGA community, within the CAPS scope of service. These services include group, individual, crisis intervention, outreach, and consultation. Clinicians provide mental health evaluations, formulation of conceptualization, diagnoses, treatment plans, crisis intervention, and internal/external referrals as needed for best care. Services are delivered in accordance with UHC / CAPS policies and procedures. Clinicians follow professional and organizational standards for care and documentation. All are valued team members who participate in performance improvement initiatives and are actively involved in team activities, i.e. required meetings, committees. Team members demonstrate respect for all while maintaining inclusive attitudes and appreciation of individual aspects of diversity.

The University Health Center is Joint Commission accredited and the University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

CAPS strives to be a diverse and inclusive center that supports our whole student body. We encourage applications from those with diverse backgrounds and interests in promoting inclusivity in service delivery.

Additional Requirements

Ph.D., Psy.D., or EdD. from an APA -approved (or equivalent) Psychology program and an APA Approved (or equivalent) internship.

Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Georgia. A temporary or permanent license from the State of Georgia must be obtained by the date of first employment.

At least two years’ experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose age and psychological development are similar to traditional and non-traditional college students [i.e., late adolescence (17 years of age) through middle age (50 years of age)]

AHA Heartsaver CPR / AED certification required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

At least 3 years of experience as a licensed psychologist with strong generalist experience.

One year of clinical experience in an integrated medical / behavioral health setting.

Two years of experience in a college or university setting providing multiculturally-informed brief individual counseling and psychotherapy, group counseling, clinical assessment, and crisis intervention services to a diverse university student population.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preference will be given to strong Generalists who have the ability to manage an active caseload, provide supervision to trainees, are committed to working with diverse populations and to multicultural competence, hold an interest in collaborating within the Health Center and larger campus community, and have the ability to ability to provide clinical services in a language other than English (Standard Chinese (Mandarin) or Spanish preferred).

Other preferred qualifications:
-Skill and/or interest in preventive psychological education and outreach programs.
-Background working with students from diverse, traditionally under served, and/or marginalized backgrounds (e.g., students of color, LGBTQIA+, international students, first generation students, low SES, rural).
-Background and familiarity with accreditation (JC, APA, IACS ) requirements and standards.
-Knowledge or interest in mental health outreach programming.
-Ability and interest in working in a setting involved in the training and supervision of counseling and psychotherapy to students in training or postgraduate professionals.
-Background in providing supervision of counseling and psychotherapy.
-Competence and background in using an electronic health record.
-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
-Two years of clinical background in a college or university counseling or mental health setting.
-Advanced skill with disorders typically seen at a university counselling service.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Provision of primary (mental health outreach), secondary,and tertiary counseling services to eligible members of the UGA community within the CAPS scope of service. Performs initial consultation evaluations (routine, urgent, and crisis) based on the referring problem. Evaluations focus on arriving at a preliminary diagnosis, an integrated treatment plan, or appropriate referral. Provide consultation within the legal boundaries of release-of-information. Consistent with UHC & CAPS Policy & Procedure manuals, develop idiosyncratic treatment plan based on an investigation of empirically supported treatment options, make appropriate referrals, and accurately document treatment provided. Provide clinical supervision for professional students in training.

Percentage Of Time 90 Duties/Responsibilities

Be an active, respectful, and engaged member of CAPS & UHC teams and work groups. Actively seek to improve services to eligible members of the UGA community. Participate in PI projects. Attend staff and other assigned meetings/committees.

Percentage Of Time 5 Duties/Responsibilities

Attend staff and other assigned clinical meetings/committees. Perform other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5 Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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