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Staff Psychologist II

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

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Staff Psychologist II

Primary Purpose:
The Staff Psychologist II is a licensed professional with a doctorate in a psychology-related field responsible for providing mental health services that reduce barriers and create opportunities for greater academic achievement and student success. The Staff Psychologist II works collaboratively with other departments in the Division of Student Life as well as academic affairs and other campus units.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides group, individual, and couples therapy, and psychoeducational workshops to a culturally diverse college student body in accordance with the university statement on diversity and inclusion.
  • Provides preventative outreach/programming/trainings and represents CAPS at campus events such as orientation, critical incident debriefing, workshops, and other situations on an as needed basis.
  • Provides primary or delegated clinical supervision for unlicensed trainees and participates on the training team for our APA accredited internship program.
  • Consults with faculty, staff, and students regarding student concerns and participates in university-wide committees.
  • Participates in staff, multidisciplinary team, and Student Life Divisional meetings.
  • Keeps accurate and timely electronic records on all contacts with clients.
  • Maintains compliance with ethical standards in the execution of services in accordance with the American Psychological Association, university policies, local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Attends professional development opportunities and maintains licensure status with the appropriate California board.
  • Provides Substance Abuse Assessments in coordination with Student Conduct and Community Standards on an as needed basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree from an APA accredited program.
  • Current valid license to practice psychology as an independent practitioner in the State of California or valid license to practice in a state in the United States and able to practice under Business and Professional Code Section 2946 (maximum of 180 days subject to the specifics of the regulation) or licensed within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with adolescents or adults.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Commitment to trauma-informed care, DEI, and experience in working with diverse clients.
  • Demonstrated skills in culturally competent approaches to multiple modalities of therapy (e.g., group, individual, couples, crisis interventions, consultation, and workshops)
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision.
  • Ability to teach in an informal workshop setting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated through the ability to establish and maintain effective working with other departments within the university.
  • Bilingual/Multilingual.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent sitting and verbal communication with occasional walking and standing. Infrequent bending, stooping, kneeling, or reaching above shoulders. May be expected to lift up to 25 lbs. Use of computers, phones, and other technology.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in clinical or office environment, with some outreach performed outdoors or on other campuses. Work is generally performed during standard business hours. May be required to work non-business hours. Moderate travel.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $95,508 - $97,000 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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