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University of Puget Sound
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Psychologist & Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

Job ID

Counseling Health Wellnss Svcs

Full/Part Time


Staff Posting Details

Appointment: regular, full-time, (1.0) FTE.

Position Summary:

Provide counseling service to college students: counseling (individual and group), intake assessments, crisis intervention, referrals, treatment planning, and documentation. Present educational programs and trainings that contribute to the student learning objectives of the division of student affairs; provide consultation to campus community; advise student groups. Work collaboratively with medical providers in multi-disciplinary setting. Participate as a member of an APA doctoral internship training team by supervising trainees and participating in the selection process. Provide leadership, oversight and training for our Master's and Doctoral level Practicum counselor-training program.

Provide leadership for university's prevention efforts. Coordinate a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program, informed by professionally accepted and empirically supported best practices. Present and evaluate prevention and wellness programs related to mental health and well-being. Conduct and train counseling team to provide substance abuse assessments. Provide prevention workshops and therapy groups for students. Collaborate with student conduct and other student affairs departments. Conduct campus climate research to support ongoing prevention and education efforts specific to the institution.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

• Clinical and Other Services Responsibilities (45%)
- Individual and group therapy, workshops
- Assessment: intake, mandated suicide and self-harm risk assessment, walk-in triage
- Crisis intervention: during and after hours as needed
- Consultation with university staff, faculty, students, parents, etc.
- Maintain up-to-date documentation of treatment via department EHR

• Prevention (30%)
- Provide leadership for University prevention efforts
- Assess campus needs and current practices
- Develop and implement educational programs that contribute to student learning objectives, including AOD abuse prevention and student wellness
- Supervise one or more student employees
- Coordinate, delegate and provide educational and wellness workshops for students
- Coordinate, delegate and provide substance use assessments , including those mandated through student conduct and collaborate with student conduct staff on program administration
- Manage Substance Abuse Prevention program budget
- Engage in continuing professional education, including representing the University in regional or national substance abuse prevention and other prevention related organizations

• Training Responsibilities (20%)
- Lead our Master's or Doctoral level Practicum counselor training program.
- Participate in all aspects of our APA accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship, including intern selection, training, supervision, and oversee the prevention rotation
- Provide and elicit regular evaluative feedback about intern performance and progress

• Other duties as assigned include, but are not limited to (5%)
- Serve on division and college committees
- Remain professionally active and current with knowledge and practice

Supervisory Responsibilities

Clinical supervision of trainees, supervision of student employee(s).

Budget Responsibilities

Prevention budget.


• Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
• WA Psychology license eligible
• Two or more years post-license (psychology) experience
• Experience teaching, training and/or supervising psychology graduate students
• Well-developed clinical and diagnostic skills
• Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills
• Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
• Willingness to function as an integral team member within the department (Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services) and the division (Student Affairs)
• Competency with and commitment to multicultural counseling and professional ethics
• Commitment to equal opportunity/affirmative action and to creating and sustaining an environment supporting full inclusion for a diverse student population
• Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community


• University counseling center experience as a trainee and/or psychologist
• Completion of APA or CPA accredited doctoral internship
• Completion of APA or CPA accredited doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
• Demonstrated commitment to liberal arts education
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Skills in utilizing social media to promote wellness

Compensation and Benefits: The anticipated pay for this position is $75,000 - $80,000 annually. Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Application Deadline: Review of application materials will be immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:

• Resume
• Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the university.

Diversity Statement:

• We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
• We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
• We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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