Psychologist & Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator University of Puget Sound
Position Description: Provide counseling service to college students: counseling (individual, group and couples), intake assessments, crisis intervention, referrals, treatment planning, and documentation. Present educational programs and trainings that contribute to student learning objectives of division of student affairs; provide consultation with 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 for university's substance abuse prevention efforts: coordinate a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program, informed by professionally-accepted and empirically-supported best practices; present and evaluate prevention programs; conduct substance abuse assessments; provide workshops for at-risk students; collaborate with student conduct and other student affairs departments; and conduct campus climate research to support ongoing prevention and education efforts specific to the institution.
Responsibilities: Clinical and Other Services Responsibilities (55%)
Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program
Licensed to practice psychology in WA within one year of start date
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
Two or more years post-license (psychology) experience
Demonstrated commitment to liberal arts education
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
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.
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than July 16, 2018 to ensure consideration.
Required Documents: Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
Letter of Interest
Diversity Statement (see details below)
Candidate's Diversity Statement As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:
Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of 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. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.
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