Staff Psychologist

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 25, 2023

Position Summary

The Counseling and Psychiatric Department at the University Health Center is pleased to offer three full-time positions for Staff Psychologist. CAPS Psychologists are an integral member of the CAPS Professional Staff. 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 interventions, outreach, training and consultation. Clinicians can also provide 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 actively involved in team activities, i.e. required meetings, committees. As a thriving and growing training site, all CAPS staff contribute to the growth and development of CAPS trainees.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The application deadline is open until filled. To ensure full consideration, submit application by October 26, 2023. The projected start date is December 1, 2023 and is negotiable. This position includes a full suite of great benefits and the salary is $65,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. Links to information about Counseling and Psychiatric Services ( CAPS ) can be found at

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Staff Psychologist


UHC-Counseling & Psych Srvcs

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

$65,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


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

Position Information

Classification Title

Counseling Professional AD


Faculty Rank

Administrative Faculty

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Psy.D. or Ph.D. from an APA accredited institution

Additional Requirements

• Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology or a closely related field from an APA -approved (or equivalent) Psychology program and an APA approved (or equivalent) internship.
• Must initiate the licensure process before the date of hire.
• Must successfully complete the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology ( EPPP ) within six months of hire.
• Licensure eligibility in the State of Georgia (with GA license acquired within 2 years of start date)
• 2 or more years experience and training in the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose age and psychological development is similar to traditional and non-traditional college students.
• Skill and/or interest in preventative psychological education and outreach programs.
• AHA Heartsaver CPR / AED certification required. Can obtain after start date.

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

• CPR / AED certification required within the first year of employment.
• 1 year or more of experience working in a college counseling center.
• 2 or more years working in a multidisciplinary setting.
• Training and 2 years or more of experience working with individuals from traditionally underserved populations – first generation, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, rural, veterans
• Training and 2 years or more of experience working in a setting involved in the training and supervision of counseling and psychotherapy to students in training or post-graduate professionals.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.
• Advanced skill with presenting concerns typically seen at a university counseling service.
• Training and skills in providing telehealth services.
• Ability to demonstrate familiarity with accreditation (JC, APA, IACS ) requirements and standards.
• Excellent knowledge of and competence working with Point and Click Solutions OpenSuite or another electronic health record.
• Ability to multi-task and work on other duties as assigned.
• Skill and/or interest in preventive psychological education and outreach programs.
• Ability to communicate and provide services in more than one language.
• Passion and commitment to working with and contributing to a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-theoretical team providing culturally attuned services and training.

Physical Demands

Hearing corrected to normal, corrected visual acuity adequate to utilize the electronic health record.

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Does this position require a P-Card?


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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


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.



Client/Patient Direct and Support Services:
• Clinical evaluation and counseling/psychotherapy to groups, couples, and individuals, provide crisis counseling, consultation and limited student outreach.
• Provide clinical supervision of new staff, as well as treatment planning, coordinating, referral, and documentation.

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• Active involvement in all training programs including supervision of trainees, and educational activities

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Outreach and Community Engagement:
• Provide clinical workshops and liaison services to students, students groups, and member of the UGA community.

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Administrative Tasks and Meetings:
• 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.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

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Professional Development & Peer Consultation:
• Attend staff and other assigned clinical meetings/committees.

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