The University of Connecticut, currently has an opening for a Psychologist (UCP 10) for Student Health and Wellness, in our Mental Health area. This is a 10-month position on the Storrs campus. Under the general direction of a responsible health professional, provides direct clinical services, including assessment and psychotherapy, emergency care and consultation services to the University community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Diagnoses, assesses and treats emotional and functional disorders through psychotherapy, treatment is usually short-term and may be delivered to individuals, groups or couples.
Provides emergency on-call service and crisis intervention for students who have psychiatric emergencies, and participates on the rapid access team as assigned.
Meets regularly with professional colleagues in the department to assess, diagnose and plan treatment and disposition of cases.
Will participate in supervision and training of clinical trainees from graduate programs in counseling and clinical psychology in the area.
May seek funding for and conduct studies and research on mental health issues; may publish or present findings in appropriate professional journals or forums.
Makes referrals to and consults with other mental health agencies offering specialized care beyond the scope of Mental Health Services when necessary and appropriate.
Participates in and/or conducts professional development presentations.
Prepares appropriate clinical records, case reports and necessary correspondence.
May design, implement and evaluate new treatment programs to meet student demand for services.
Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students.
Serves as a resource and consultant in applied psychology to the University community on matters relating to the well-being of students including testing and evaluating students referred for specific learning disabilities, and other psychological disabilities.
Participates in various departmental and University committees and advisory groups.
Performs related duties as required.
Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Experience providing psychological counseling to adolescents and young adults.
Licensed in the State of Connecticut as a Psychologist or immediately eligible for licensure with license obtained within one year.
Ability, skills and experience to supervise doctoral level graduate student in clinical training.
Must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in the delivery and management of counseling center services.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Previous university or college counseling center experience.
Experience providing mental health outreach education.
Experience and skills providing treatment to culturally diverse populations.
Current license preferred.
This is a full-time permanent 10-month position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/.
Interested candidates must apply online via UConn Jobs (https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/), Staff Positions, Search #2020001. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and a list of contact information for three professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020001)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 18, 2019.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.