Job No: 496867 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Student Affairs
Bucknell University's Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) is seeking two highly motivated and energetic new staff members who possesses strong generalist skills to join the team. As the campus' primary mental health and psychological wellness service for students, the CSDC is uniquely positioned to make meaningful contributions to Bucknell's initiatives related to diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion on campus. Additionally, we are committed to professional development and are proudly able to offer annual funding for opportunities to foster professional growth. (For more information about the University's CSDC, please click here.)
For these two positions, the Staff Psychologists/Counselors will provide brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns. These positions report to the Director of the CSDC. They are full-time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible positions.
Job Duties: 1. Provide multi-culturally and trauma-informed psychological services, individual psychotherapy and group counseling to students, and crisis management. 2. Assess the need for psychiatric evaluation/medication management and assist with referral. 3. Provide emergency and crisis intervention services (e.g., participate in the center's on-call rotation including evenings and weekends). 4. Consult with university staff, faculty, students, family members and other professionals regarding the mental health needs of students and the Bucknell community; with particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Initiate and respond to requests to provide psycho-educational programming to various groups within the Bucknell community. 5. Assist with referrals of students to resources on campus (e.g., career services, student health, etc.) and off campus (e.g., community mental health programs, community clinicians). 6. Develop, implement and evaluate community intervention programs/outreach services that: a) help prevent problems, b) educate students, staff and faculty about mental health/psychological issues and wellness, and c) teach skills for self-care and community health and safety.
Administrative Responsibilities: 1. Maintain electronic clinical records and provide clinical documentation and communications with external practitioners as necessary for comprehensive ethical clinical treatment. 2. Attend and actively participate in clinical staff meetings, clinical case conference meetings, consultations, and assume responsibility for other assignments including serving on divisional and college committees. 3. Provide clinical supervision and training to staff and trainees when needed. 4. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice. 5. Contribute to the office's operational responsibilities, e.g., exercise appropriate stewardship of center budget and resources, contribute to center-wide goals and projects, contribute to office planning, assist with divisional and university responsibilities, etc. 6. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. COUNSELOR LEVEL: Master's degree (MA) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired; PSYCHOLOGIST LEVEL: Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired 2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania 3. Experience working with college-aged young adults 4. Demonstrated multicultural counseling competency 5. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in advancing diversity topics and supporting multicultural identity development, as well as proven ability to work with diverse individuals and groups 6. Experience with group services (i.e., therapy and support groups)
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired 2. Experience working in a college/university counseling center setting 3. Specialized experience and demonstrated competence in providing clinical services related to one or more of the following: a. Trauma and grief counseling b. Men's issues and masculinity c. Diverse populations including but not limited to those who have historically experienced barriers to mental health access (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ community, linguistically diverse backgrounds) d. Anxiety and DBT skill-building (e.g. distress tolerance, emotional regulation) e. Disordered eating and body image concerns
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.