Title: Psychologist 1
Department: University Health and Counseling
Management Center: University General
Location: 220 Sears Building
Supervisor Name and Title: Hillary Jones, LPCC-S, Associate Director of Counseling
The Psychologist 1 will be responsible for providing age specific, developmentally appropriate clinical counseling and mental health services to students and other members of the university community within an integrated healthcare and wellness model. The Psychologist 1 provides direct service to students; consultation on mental health and wellness issues to faculty, staff and students; and participates in wellness, health promotion and outreach efforts for Case Western Reserve University, as assigned. This role supports the University Health and Counseling Services (UH&CS) mission of enhancing the health and well-being of the student community and providing high quality, multidisciplinary mental health-related services. All members of the UH&CS staff are considered essential and are expected to work on-campus in accordance with university guidance.
As a student life professional at Case Western Reserve University, this position will be expected to contribute to building a welcoming and inclusive community. Fully including people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives helps our community thrive by working together, focusing on collective well-being, and helping students gain insight from their academic endeavors and real-world experiences
- Provide direct counseling and mental health services to students presenting with a range of mental health and wellness needs within the established counseling model. Services include same day initial contact sessions, same day crisis management sessions, workshops, and ongoing individual and group counseling sessions. (65%)
- Provide consultation services to university faculty, staff and students on mental health and wellness to help students access appropriate levels of care. (10%)
- Provide regularly scheduled clinical supervision and training of pre-professional psychology graduate trainees (e.g., psychology practicum students, doctoral interns). (10%)
- Participate in wellness, health promotion and outreach programming to promote campus-wide mental health and wellness initiatives. (10%)
- Participate in departmental meetings and other university activities, as assigned (2.5%)
- Perform other duties as assigned. (2.5%)
Department: Continuous contact with professional and support staff of the UH&CS for scheduling, clinical consultation and collaborative work in an integrated model.
University: Frequent contact with university deans, faculty, staff and administrators to establish and coordinate support for students dealing with mental health and academic issues. Periodic contact throughout the university during public health support efforts.
External: Moderate contact with care providers outside the university to assist in the coordination of care for students being treated in the community.
Students: Continuous contact with students to provide direct counseling and mental health services to students presenting with a range of mental health and wellness needs.
This position has no direct administrative supervisory responsibility. This position includes clinical supervision of selected, pre-professional graduate trainees as assigned by the training director, director of counseling or designee.
Experience: 1 to 3 years of professional experience in mental health care is required, which may include clinical experience as part of pre-doctoral training. Experience with adolescent and young adult populations and/or experience within a university setting is preferred.
Education: Doctorate (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required. Degree must be conferred by position start date. Must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Ohio as a psychologist. If not yet licensed, applicants are expected to be licensed within 18 months of employment.
- Demonstrated clinical skills: experience and ability to appropriately diagnose and treat a wide variety of clinical conditions and accurately assess risk of harm to self and/or others based on clinical evaluation and/or collateral report.
- Demonstrated consultation skills: ability to work collaboratively with clinical and non-clinical individuals and teams (both internal/external to the university) in order to appropriately assess the clinical and support needs of students and connect them to the appropriate level of care.
- Commitment to and appreciation of working with diverse groups of individuals, including age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and educational background, and ability.
- Ability to demonstrate concern for understanding and satisfying needs of customers, co-workers and others with economy, efficiency, flexibility, courtesy, good judgment and continuous measurable improvements.
- Knowledge of and experience with electronic medical record systems and privacy requirements.
- Adherence to federal and state laws and university protocols designed to protect the privacy rights of students.
- Ability to meet consistent attendance and demonstrate dependable work habits.
- Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
- Knowledge, experience and training in telehealth.
Standard Health and Counseling offices in a university campus setting.
Full-time professionals are exempt from overtime and are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week around the university’s core hours of operation. University Health and Counseling Services clinical work, outreach and campus crisis/emergency response efforts may require UH&CS staff to work evenings and weekends.
Staff may be required to adjust their clinical and administrative assignments, as needed, depending on departmental, divisional and university needs. This may involve flexing to cover other clinical roles (e.g., covering acute counseling care responsibilities, covering ongoing counseling responsibilities, alternating between roles, etc.) due to staff absence, changes in the model of care, or other reasons determined by the Executive Director of UH&CS or their designee.
Staff are expected to provide services on-site and in-person, with the understanding that there may be aspects of their role and responsibilities that could shift to virtual and/or via hybrid modalities, depending on university requirement, departmental need, public health guidance and/or at the discretion of the Executive Director of UH&CS or their designee.