Psychologist-Multicultural Specialist

Location
Wyoming, United States
Salary
$59,532.00 - $64,886.00
Posted
May 28, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Wyoming Counseling Center is a dynamic, supportive team of mental health professionals dedicated to social justice and fostering a diverse and inclusive University community. In support of the University’s inclusivity pillar, the University Counseling Center is seeking to add a Multicultural Specialist-Psychologist to our team. If you are interested in joining our vision of increasing access to behavioral health services among historically marginalized students, please apply.

JOB PURPOSE:

The University of Wyoming’s Counseling Center (UCC) is hiring a psychologist with expertise providing culturally informed clinical services to diverse and historically marginalized university students.  This is a 12-month position.

Provide professional psychological services to University students (such intervention and assessment includes interpretation and integration of psychological testing and diagnoses); assist in professional training of selected graduate students at the University Counseling Center (in particular, availability to provide supervision to trainees who will use hours toward future licensing as a Psychologist); provide outreach programming to the University campus community and consultations with University staff, faculty, students, and families; examine and oversee assessment and research activities at the University Counseling Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide culturally informed, time effective counseling services to diverse and historically marginalized student populations, including, but not limited to Black/African-American, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). 

Develop and provide group-counseling specific to the mental health needs of diverse and historically marginalized student populations.

Supervise PhD and masters’ level UCC clinicians working towards licensure as psychologists and mental health counselors in addition to supervising graduate student trainees.  Train UCC clinicians and trainees in culturally informed methods and procedures of counseling and assessment.

As needed, develop and provide consultation, outreach, and psychoeducational programming specific to the mental health needs of diverse and historically marginalized student populations by acting as a liaison between the University Counseling Center and Multicultural Affairs Resource Centers.

As needed, provide professional, time effective, mental health services for UW students including:  group counseling, workshops, individual brief therapy, assessment (drop-in and intake sessions), referrals as needed, and crisis services during office hours and after-hours.  Flexibility and readiness to provide outreach activities during non-office hours. 

As needed, provide consultation to parents, faculty, and staff about mental health topics; provide presentations to various groups on campus on various mental health topics. 

Contribute to collaborations with relevant campus and community partners (e.g., participate in coalition meetings).

Oversee assessment and research activities.

Prepare reports as assigned.

Assess, evaluate and provide treatment recommendations for students presenting with complex needs to the Dean of Students Office.

Complete necessary and required clinical and administrative paperwork promptly and consistent with professional standards and office expectations.

Attend administrative, training, and clinical meetings.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Conduct evaluations of counseling and testing services; assist in research; prepare documents for the institution and professional journals.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities and in-service training.
  COMPETENCIES:
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Attention to Detail
  • Sensitivity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Developing Organizational Talent
  • Quality Orientation
  • Ability to Learn

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D).
  • License eligible as a Psychologist in the State of Wyoming.
  • Two years’ experience working in the mental health field (may include internships and practicums prior to graduating).
  • Proven training and expertise providing culturally informed, time effective, counseling services to diverse and marginalized student populations with a focus on personal development, wellbeing, and academic success. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy at individual, group, and/or community levels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical work, outreach, training, and wellness, and integration of developmental perspective in all of these endeavors. Advocacy for multiculturalism and diversity in counseling.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Assessment and report writing skills.
  • Dedication to working as a team. Ability to manage conflict and to communicate effectively during problem-solving.  Knowledge of and interest in providing supervision to trainees.    
  • This position requires knowledge and skills in the following specific areas: professional, ethical guidelines, including the maintenance of confidentiality; effective mental health assessment, intervention (including group counseling and workshops), and referral; effective rapport-building and interpersonal work with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds; personal stress awareness and management; and, clinical supervision.

      

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Licensed Psychologist strongly preferred, but license eligible candidates will be considered depending on qualifications and time it will take to become licensed.
  • Clinical expertise with Black or Native American young adults.  
  • College counseling experience. 
  • Familiarity with evidence-based trauma treatments.
  REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.

ABOUT LARAMIE:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/.