Rider University’s Counseling Services seeks a Psychologist for a 10-month, full-time position. This position will provide direct psychological services to graduate and undergraduate students on the Lawrenceville campus including: individual/group/couples counseling; crisis assessment and intervention; and rotating on-call coverage after hours. Additional activities will include professional consultation and training to faculty, staff and students. Psychoeducation to the campus community is a priority, duties will include developing and conducting outreach programs for the students, and providing supervision to counseling trainees.
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2019and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.
Candidates should include in their application a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names of three references.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or an allied field.
Completion of at least one year of full-time clinical experience.
Experience with a variety of mental health issues, psychiatric disorders, and adjustment disorders.
Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the State of New Jersey.
Demonstrated competence in group counseling as well as time-limited individual psychotherapy with diverse populations.
Demonstrated competence in psycho-educational program planning and implementation.
Demonstrated competence in crisis assessment, triage and management.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, administrative and organizational skills.
3-5 years’ experience providing clinical mental health counseling, preferably in a college or agency setting.
Specific areas of expertise and experience relevant to a diverse college student population (e.g., multicultural issues, first generation college students, LGBTQ+ communities, substance abuse, trauma and domestic violence, eating disorders, identity issues, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders).
Ability to develop and implement outreach and community programming.
Knowledge of student development and sensitivity to student diversity.
Experience as a clinical supervisor.
Skill in assessment, case conceptualization and treatment planning.
Familiarity with electronic health records.
About Rider University
From its beginnings as a private business college nearly a century and a half ago, Rider University has consistently thrived as a home for students seeking a timely, relevant and thorough curriculum and an environment to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
Founded in 1865 as Trenton Business College, the institution was established to train leaders in the booming, industrialized post-Civil War economy. While Rider still produces some of today’s leading business executives, it has evolved into a mid-size, highly residential comprehensive university with a diverse campus community and vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, education, counseling and leadership. In summer 2017, the University offered its first doctoral program, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Gradually growing in size and scope through the first half of the 20th century, Rider began its move to a more spacious, suburban campus in 1959, when the first offices and classes moved to a 280-acre tract of land on Route 206 in Lawrence Township, N.J. Rider merged with Westminster Choir College in 1992, establishing a campus in Princeton, N.J., and achi...eved university status in 1994. The University is home to five academic units that include the College of Business Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Services, Westminster College of the Arts, and the College of Continuing Studies.