Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a Staff Psychologist to serve as a clinical staff member within Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). This role provides psychological and counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature to a diverse population of students in individual and group formats. The position is responsible for crisis intervention; serving in an on-call rotation; and assessing suicidal and homicidal risk. Qualified candidates may supervise and instruct all levels of clinical trainees and provide consultation to parents, administrators, faculty, and staff. The Staff Psychologist is a trusted community member who helps to create and deliver outreach programming to students, student groups, administrators, faculty, and staff, and collaborates on college initiatives and participates on college committees.
The successful candidate will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities. CAPS provides a range of mental health services to support the unique needs of art and design students, which include objective and non-judgmental counseling, individual and group therapy, 24/7 crisis referral services, as well as tools and resources to build campus-wide awareness/understanding of mental health issues. Learn more about RISD Health and Wellness.
Provides counseling services in the form of initial assessments; crisis appointments; and individual, group, and couples psychotherapy to students.
Using RISD's EMR system, prepares documentation of services provided. Ensures record-keeping and clinical services are in regulatory and ethical compliance and meet accreditation standards.
Participates in case conferences, psychiatric case conferences, and staff meetings in Counseling Services.
Serves as part of the daytime and after-hours/weekend on-call rotation for crisis intervention.
Provides consultation and outreach services to the RISD community.
Depending on Staff Psychologist level, the successful candidate may also:
Provides training and clinical supervision to Counseling Services' trainees, as assigned.
Design and deliver a wide variety of training and share best practices.
Lead and complete special CAPS projects as assigned.
Ability to manage a full caseload within a time-limited clinical setting. Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns. Demonstrated ability to actively engage in clinical practice with students in ongoing counseling (with individuals and groups), in crisis intervention, and in outreach programs.
Demonstrated competency providing clinical services for diverse clients, including international populations and clients along the gender and sexual orientation spectra.
Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds and a commitment to social justice. Ability and commitment to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. Knowledge of college student development theories and practice.
Strong outreach and consultation skills. The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and college counseling experience with a diverse student population. Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate.
Requires minimum of 1 to 8 years of relevant counseling experience and/or experience in a complex or crisis environment. RISD has three levels of Staff Psychologist and level placement will be determined by years of relevant counseling and complexity of experience, in accordance with job description(s).
Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling, psychology, or a related field. Licensed or license eligible in the State of Rhode Island as a Psychologist (must be able to file for license within 3 months of hire)
Experience in a college or university counseling center working with international students.
Training or experience with issues impacting international students.
Prior experience working with developing artists and designers in an artistic environment is a plus.
35 hours per week; 12 months per year
Full-Time, Regular, Exempt
Documents Needed to Apply:
Cover Letter (required)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.