Staff Psychologist / Counselor, Multicultural Emphasis

Boone, North Carolina, United States
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Position Number: 092071

Department: Counseling Center & Psychological Services – 315100

Minimum QualificationsDoctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within one year of start date and maintain licensure for the continuation of the appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated competency providing clinical services, outreach, and training for diverse populations and intersecting identities.

A successful candidate should be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community; be team-oriented and collaborative with students, colleagues, and university staff; be prepared to handle a busy caseload and work at a fast pace; have skills for advanced planning; have thorough knowledge and adherence to mental health ethics and law; have proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions; have broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment utilizing a time limited model of care; demonstrate a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees; and be available and willing to attend occasional evening or weekend activities.

Candidates should also have:

1. Experience in a university counseling center with a student development perspective.

2. Demonstrated interest and experience providing outreach programming to students representing a range of racial and ethnic identities.

3. Demonstrated experience building successful relationships with student groups representing a variety of racial and ethnic identities.

4. Active participation in relevant professional organizations.

License/Certification RequiredDoctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina.

Preferred QualificationsMinimum qualifications include Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within one year of start date and maintain licensure for the continuation of the appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated competency providing clinical services, outreach, and training for diverse populations and intersecting identities.

Preferred Qualifications:

A successful candidate should be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community; be team-oriented and collaborative with students, colleagues, and university staff; be prepared to handle a busy caseload and work at a fast pace; have skills for advanced planning; have thorough knowledge and adherence to mental health ethics and law; have proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions; have broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment utilizing a time limited model of care; demonstrate a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees; and be available and willing to attend occasional evening or weekend activities.

Candidates should also have:

1. Experience in a university counseling center with a student development perspective.

2. Demonstrated interest and experience providing outreach programming to students representing a range of racial and ethnic identities.

3. Demonstrated experience building successful relationships with student groups representing a variety of racial and ethnic identities.

4. Active participation in relevant professional organizations.

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuties of the position include short-term individual, group, couples, and family therapy; psychological assessment; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psychoeducational workshops (sometimes after hours); clinical supervision and training; case management as needed; liaison/consultant relationships with university partners; and rotating after hours emergency/crisis on call responsibilities. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles.

Specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • Participate on the Counseling Center’s Diversity Outreach team to guide consultation and outreach efforts that reduce barriers and improve access for students with underrepresented racial and ethnic identities.
  • Provide psychoeducational workshops and outreach programs that target the needs of traditionally underrepresented students.
  • Provide consultation, increase Counseling Center visibility, and expand relationships with student groups representing broad racial and ethnic identities.
  • Collaborate with other departments within the Division of Student Development (e.g. Multicultural Student Development, University Housing) and across the campus (e.g. Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Disability Services) to further develop an inclusive, healthy, and just campus environment for all students.
  • Engage in ongoing assessment of the needs of traditionally underrepresented students, and develop and evaluate Counseling Center clinical services, outreach, and training to meet those needs.
  • Promote visibility and de-stigmatization of mental health services to underserved students in a way that is sensitive to and informed by social justice principles.
  • Provide training to all levels of trainees within the Counseling Center, and professional development to staff, that enhances the Counseling Center’s emphasis on providing culturally competent clinical services.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Mon-Fri, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., with one evening per week until 7:00 P.M.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Proposed Date of Hire: 01/08/2018

Suggested Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Leslie Martin, Search Committee Chair, at martinle1@appstate.edu or 828-262-3180.

How to apply

Please submit a letter of application, vita, and the names/contact information of three professional references.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls about 17,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.