Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The WWU Counseling Center provides students with short-term individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as workshops, outreach programs and consultations to the Western community. Our counseling staff includes a collaborative team of 10+ FTE of psychologists and licensed mental health counselors, case manager, suicide prevention coordinator and men’s resiliency positions. We have four doctoral intern positions, and two full-time support staff. We work closely with the Student Health Center and Health Promotions to provide coordinated services for students. We seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. As such, we are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively seeking diversity in our employees. WWU’s Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association for Counseling Services, and an APPIC-member site for doctoral interns.
The WWU Counseling Center is seeking to fill a permanent, full-time, 11 to 12 month Psychologist position. Employment is projected to begin August 2018.
Provide intake assessments with triage-based disposition and referral.
Provide at least three hours per week of scheduled urgent appointments for students in crisis.
Provide individual counseling for students within a brief and focused counseling model.
Work closely with case manager to assist students in finding off-campus professionals for referral when that referral best meets the students’ needs.
Provide clinical supervision for doctoral trainees in an APPIC-member training program.
Facilitate (and co-facilitate with trainees) counseling groups, workshops, and psycho-educational outreach.
Serve in the regular after-hours on-call counselor rotation.
Provide support to ProtoCall, the primary after-hours response service.
The counselor will be expected to serve during times the university is in session and take a portion of on-call during breaks. The on-call counselor must be available and able to respond immediately to phone calls and to be on-site within 45 minutes. If a large-scale crisis occurs, the counselor will be expected to be part of a team of responders which could be after-hours, on weekends, or at other times outside the work day.
Participate in the weekly staff meeting, medical consultation meeting, peer consultation group, and other departmental and division meetings and events.
Provide coordinated services for clients between the Counseling Center, Alcohol and Drug Consultation and Assessment Services (ADCAS), Consultation and Sexual Assault Support Services (CASAS), the Student Health Center medical staff, disAbility Resources, Residence Life, and various off-campus services.
Other duties may include one or more of the following:
Work with Counseling, Health, and Wellness programming on suicide/violence prevention, resiliency and emotional well-being,
Coordination of the Center’s groups program and/or outreach services.
Involvement in the Counseling Center’s participation in the National Center for Collegiate Mental Health consortium and outcome research within the Counseling Center.
Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology.
Eligible for licensure as a Psychologist according to Department of Health Board of Psychology in the State of Washington.
Washington State licensure obtained within one-year of beginning position.
Experience providing brief counseling.
Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response.
Experience facilitating counseling groups.
Experience working as a part of a collaborative, team-based approach to clinical services in a fast-paced work setting.
Demonstrated competency working with multicultural and other diverse populations.
Minimum of one-year experience working in a college or university counseling center (doctoral internship qualifies).
Licensed as a psychologist at the time of application (please specify jurisdiction and date psychologist license was granted).
Licensed two or more years as a psychologist (for Psychologist 1)
Licensed at least 6 years as a psychologist (for Psychologist 2)
Experience supervising doctoral trainees in a college counseling center.
Experience providing outreach and consultation.
Background and training working with clients who have experienced disordered eating/body image issues.
Background and training working with clients who have experienced interpersonal violence.
Experience and skills providing DBT.
Experience and skills in working with Latinx populations and/or Asian populations.
Experience and skills in working with international student populations.
Experience and skills in providing Trans-affirming services.
Experience and skills with use of technology to enhance services (such as electronic health records, web-based applications, etc.).
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Complete applications require: (1) a letter of application that must specifically address the listed job qualifications, (2) a current vita, and (3) three letters of reference (2 references must be able to speak in some detail about the applicant's clinical skills and expertise)
Closing Date Notes
Review of applications begins March 23, 2018; position is open until filled.
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.