The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Western Carolina University (WCU) is a regional comprehensive university targeted for enrollment growth as part of the University of North Carolina System and currently serves approximately 11,500+ students. The University seeks to hire an outstanding professional to provide mental health services to WCU students. Western Carolina University, located in Cullowhee, NC, is in a scenic valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, providing convenient access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the urban centers of Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville/Spartanburg, and Knoxville.
DESCRIPTION: Full time 12-month position. The Psychologist works within Counseling & Psychological Services as a generalist to provide mental health services to students. The department is interdisciplinary and comprised of licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors. The department also offers practicum training for WCU students who are enrolled in one of the mental health master's program and the doctoral psychology program and hosts an APA Accredited Psychology Internship.
CAPS is a department within the Health & Wellness Unit of the Student Affairs Division, which includes Campus Recreation & Wellness, Health Services and Health & Wellness Education. Our departments work collaboratively to provide for the health needs of the campus and to encourage students to be involved, healthy and well.
The responsibilities of the Psychologist involve providing direct clinical services to students within our highly-utilized center. These services include individual and group counseling, crisis intervention (daytime and evening/weekends on rotating basis), psychological assessment, and outreach programming. Additionally, the psychologist will provide supervision of doctoral interns and of master's and doctoral practicum students. The CAPS staff collaborate with various student affairs departments and other campus partners, as appropriate, to focus on the mental health needs of students.
Successful candidates must have experience working in a university counseling center or with the college-aged population in an outpatient setting. They must have a completed doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology by August 1st, 2022 and be eligible for licensure as a Health Service Provider-Psychologist in North Carolina by September 1, 2023. This will require successfully passing the EPPP exam within the first two attempts.
Eligibility for full licensure as a Health Service Provider-Psychologist in North Carolina by September 1, 2023. At least two years of experience providing clinical services in a counseling center. Additional expertise in at least one area including but not limited to multicultural counseling, athletes, mindfulness, mood management, trauma services or crisis management highly desired.
We seek candidates that can demonstrate their experiences in providing culturally responsive services for students and in providing culturally responsive training to master's and doctoral level trainees.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Attach a cover letter, current vita, and a list of professional references (include complete contact information).
Should you have any questions, please contact the Search Chair, Calista Colbert, at [email protected] or 828-227-7469.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.