Training Director/Staff Psychologist

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lewis & Clark College is recruiting for a Training Director/Staff Psychologist to serve in its Counseling Service.

Job Summary

The Training Director/Staff Psychologist is responsible for coordinating and supervising the Counseling Service training program for graduate students in training to be mental health professionals. This includes providing strategic leadership, planning and evaluation of the training program; coordination of the agency's training team; as well as the annual recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of student trainees. As staff psychologist, this position provides personal, academic, and crisis counseling to students. The psychologist provides consultation to students, parents/guardians, faculty/staff, as well as to other clinical staff within the Counseling Service. All job duties are executed in a way that promote the department's and college's goals of social and racial justice, equity, and inclusion. This position is part of the Counseling leadership team, and may represent the department on campus committees.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education and the workplace. This will be combined with a comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ and/or racially and ethnically diverse students, particularly in predominantly white institutions. They will have the skills and experience to provide culturally responsive care and will collaborate with campus and community partners to engage in meaningful advocacy, psycho-educational outreach, and clinical intervention designed to promote student success and well-being. Additionally, this position requires strong generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model.

This position is full-time (37.5 hours/week), 10 months/year (August-May)

Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Preferred Start/Hire Date: August 2, 2021

Application Requirements for Consideration:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement (additional information in the application)

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Program Management (15% )

  • Provide strategic leadership, planning, oversight and evaluation of the training program for graduate students in training to be mental health professionals.

  • Coordinate the agency's training team to achieve program objectives.

  • Responsible for the overall quality of the training program.

  • Ensure the training program advances the agency's objectives for diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Serve with the Clinical Director and the Chief Psychologist on the Counseling Leadership team.

Trainer (25%)
  • Maintain relationships with training coordinators affiliated with graduate training programs from which we might recruit.

  • Coordinate the annual recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of graduate trainees.

  • Supervise one or more trainees directly.

  • Responsible for authoring and revising training materials to support trainees and the training program.

  • Monitor the progress of all trainees, and determines whether their progress is satisfactory.

  • Responsible for interventions with any trainees whose performance does not meet professional standards for a trainee.

Consultation and Treatment (50%)

  • Provide culturally sensitive and informed mental health assessment and diagnostic services related to developing effective treatment plans and making appropriate referrals of student clients.

  • Serves as an advocate and as a liaison in referring students to on- and off-campus resources.

  • Provide culturally sensitive personal counseling services via individual, group, and couples formats.

  • Personal counseling services include crisis intervention, psycho-therapeutic, situational, relational and developmental counseling.

  • Provide academic counseling focusing primarily on the psychological issues involved in academic success (e.g., assertiveness, time management, study skills, communication skills, etc.).

  • Provide psychological consultation services for students, faculty, parents/guardians, and staff related to psychological issues.

Outreach and Engagement (5%)

  • Engage in outreach and student engagement initiatives outside the Counseling Service, including those programs focused on supporting students from marginalized identities in accessing services.

  • Serve as the Counseling Service liaison with one or more designated student affinity groups (e.g., Black Student Union, Queer Student Union, Gente Latina Unida).

  • Participate actively in divisional and College activities.

  • Provide leadership and service on college committees.

  • Represent department through attendance at campus events.

  • Provides support to Student Life and College initiatives.

Compliance (5%)
  • Maintain appropriate documentation (e.g., clinical notes) for all services.

  • Participate in regular consultation regarding cases.

  • Maintain knowledge of ethical and legal standards of care.

  • Provide all services in alignment with ethical and legal standards.

  • Obtain appropriate continuing education to maintain license and develop professional skills.

  • Maintain awareness of professional trends and practices.

  • Maintain contact with appropriate professional associations and networks.

Non-Essential Duties

  • At times when the Chief Psychologist and the Clinical Director are unavailable, may be called upon to be to provide leadership to the institution and psychological consultation to the campus community for after-hours crises.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in psychology or closely related discipline.

  • Licensed as a psychologist in the state of Oregon by the start of employment.

  • Four years post-doctoral clinical experience in mental health setting required.

  • Three years experience providing clinical supervision or training.

  • Experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.

  • Ability to work effectively with and support the full range of diverse students (e.g., of varying ethnicities, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, national origin, socio-economic status, etc.)

  • Ability to provide mentoring and clinical supervision to graduate students in training.

  • Ability to educate and mentor trainees to advance their awareness and understanding of 1) their own identities; 2) how those identities impact client care; 3) racial, cultural, and other identities of students; 4) how to best support historically marginalized students.

  • Knowledge of issues related to clinical training programs.

  • Ability to develop, organize and supervise a training program.

  • Knowledge of mental health issues affecting college students.

  • Knowledge of counseling theories and techniques and DSM-V.

  • Ability to assess counseling client needs and assign DSM-V diagnoses.

  • Ability to establish effective treatment plans.

  • Ability to seek out consultation when needed to improve clinical services, and integrate feedback from consultation into services.

  • Ability to provide effective personal, academic, career and crisis counseling.

  • Ability to provide effective general consultation to faculty and staff; ability to provide clinical consultation to counseling staff.

  • Self-awareness of how one’s own identities and life experiences impact their counseling strategies and interactions with students.

  • Ability to provide effective outreach programs to students, faculty and staff.

  • Knowledge of ethical codes and legal statutes related to the practice of college mental health.

  • Ability to collaborate closely with a range of staff.

  • Knowledge of limits of competence—as it relates to ability to providing counseling services.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise and experience serving BIPOC students, and/or expertise and experience serving LGBTQIA+ students

  • Three years experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.

  • Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule
  • Full-time (37.5 hours/week) for 10 months

  • No travel required

  • Benefits Eligible: YES

Physical Requirements
  • Requires sitting with occasional walking, standing, bending, or carrying of small items.

  • Repetitive movements (80%)

  • Sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time (50%)

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

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