Staff Psychologist

Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Rhode Island School of Design is seeking a Staff Psychologist to join its Office of Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS). Emotional well-being is essential to personal development and integral to the creative process. CAPS offers objective and non-judgmental individual counseling and resources to support the students’ educational journey at RISD. In this office, there is a range of mental health services to help students improve emotional, interpersonal, and academic functioning.

Under the Director of CAPS, the Staff Psychologist serves as a clinical staff member and provides psychological and counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature to a diverse population of students in individual and group formats. This position is responsible for crisis intervention; serving in an on-call rotation, and assessing suicidal and homicidal risk and it may supervise and instruct all levels of clinical trainees. The Staff Psychologist provides consultation to parents, administrators, faculty, and staff and helps create and deliver outreach programming to students, student groups, administrators, faculty, and staff. This position collaborates on college initiatives and participates in college committees. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to foster principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational environment.

Essential Functions

  • Provides counseling services in the form of initial assessments; crisis appointments; and individual, group, and couples psychotherapy to students.
  • Using RISD’s EMR system, prepares documentation of services provided.
  • Ensures record-keeping and clinical services are in regulatory and ethical compliance and meet accreditation standards.
  • Provides training and clinical supervision to Counseling Services’ trainees as assigned.
  • Participates in case conferences, psychiatric case conferences, and staff meetings in Counseling Services.
  • Serves as part of the daytime and after-hours/weekend on-call rotation for crisis intervention.
  • Provides consultation and outreach services to the RISD community.


  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling, psychology, or a related field. Licensed or license eligible in the State of Rhode Island as a Psychologist (must be able to file for license within 3 months of hire)
  • Three plus years post-graduate experience required.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds and a commitment to social justice.
  • Demonstrated competency providing clinical services for diverse clients, including international populations and clients along the gender and sexual orientation spectra.
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage in clinical practice with students in ongoing counseling (with individuals and groups), in crisis intervention, and in outreach programs.
  • Ability to manage a full caseload within a time-limited clinical setting.
  • Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate.
  • In-depth knowledge of college student development theories and practice.
  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and college counseling experience with a diverse student population.
  • Strong outreach and consultation skills.


  • Experience in a college or university counseling center working with international students.
  • Training or experience with issues impacting international students.
  • Prior experience working with developing artists and designers in an artistic environment is a plus.
  • Strong outreach and consultation skills.



Work Schedule

35 hours/week; 12 months/year

Employment Status

Full-Time, Regular; Exempt



Documents Needed to Apply

Resume (required)

Cover Letter (required)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person, employees are expected to perform work on campus.

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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