The Psychologist 2 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 2 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 the 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.
Building a welcoming and inclusive community is the foundation of the work we do as professionals working with students. Fully including people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives helps us all thrive by working together, focusing on our 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 and ongoing individual and group counseling sessions. As an Ohio licensed psychologist, may be called on to initiate involuntary hospitalization procedures for students at imminent risk of harm to self or others. (65%)
- Provide consultation services to university faculty, staff and students on mental health and wellness to help students access appropriate levels of care. This includes providing student support services including but not limited to providing follow-up, check-in, resources and support services to students recovering from medical illness; and providing follow-up, bridge care and support services to students who have been referred off campus for healthcare in order to assure positive referral outcomes. (10%)
- Provide regularly scheduled clinical supervision and training of pre-professional psychology graduate trainees (e.g., psychology practicum students, doctoral interns) and unlicensed doctoral level psychology staff. (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 and unlicensed doctoral level psychology staff as assigned by the training director, director of counseling or designee.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years professional experience in mental health care is required. Experience with adolescent and young adult populations and/or experience within a university setting is preferred.
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required. Independent license (or license-eligible) in the state of Ohio as a Psychologist is required.
- 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.
- Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to maintain a work environment that is marked by inclusiveness and respect for others.
- Ability to demonstrate concern for understanding and satisfying needs of customers, co-workers and others with economy, efficiency, flexibility, courtesy, good judgement 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.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable