Santa Clara University
Department: Counseling Center
Part Year: Yes
FLSA Status: Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week): 40
The Staff Psychologist is a member of the Student Health and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team of psychologists, psychology trainees and psychiatrist. Together this team practices in the unique environment of college health and directly contributes to student success by delivering integrated mental healthcare to SCU students utilizing the services of the Cowell Center. The Staff Psychologist provides the highest quality of mental health services to students while supporting the vision of the University to make student learning a central goal by facilitating the psychological well-being of the student body.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Patient Care:
Conduct evaluation and brief therapy for students.
Engage in crisis management; assessing, intervening and stabilizing clients.
Conduct group therapy offering a group approach to working with a variety of therapeutic issues.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the differences in care requirements for adolescents and adults, including, but not limited to: growth and development, psychological and psychosocial needs.
Provide health education related to promoting client self-care and psychological health.
Daily manage and triage crisis/urgent cases
Maintain confidentiality of all client, CAPS and Cowell Center information at all times.
Electronically complete written intake assessments of students in a timely manner.
Electronically complete written follow-up progress notes of students in a timely manner.2. Consultation, Referral and Outreach Duties
Utilize effective communication techniques with students, faculty, staff, parents, family members and concerned others to promote good, quality client care.
Utilize effective communication techniques with community providers.
Appropriately refer clients on-campus and to off-campus community providers.
Share in the regular rotation of on-call after-hours phone consultation to University staff, including the on-duty Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
Appropriately document all consultations.3. Outreach Duties
Serve as a liaison to/partner with the residence hall community.
Serve on university-wide committees as appropriate.
Provide psycho-educational outreach programming to the campus community.
Develop and direct outreach programs to the campus community
4. Supervisory and Training Duties
Supervise and train advanced practicum trainees and pre-doctoral interns.
Provide mental health training to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
5. Departmental Development
Actively and collaboratively, support the mission, goals, and initiatives of the Cowell Center.
Observe all Cowell Center policies and procedures.
Keep abreast of changes in psychological care that affect CAPS and the campus community.
Conduct all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of clients, families, and co-workers.
Attend scheduled staff meetings.
Serve on departmental committees as appropriate.
Maintain cooperative interactions with other clinical and support staff.
Display a positive attitude within the Cowell Center and across departmental lines to contribute to staff morale and overall customer satisfaction.
Participate in departmental performance improvement activities.
Develop and foster relationship and trust with employees and the SCU Community.
Work individually and as a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner.
Demonstrate collaborative practice with team members utilizing conflict resolution and chain of command as necessary.OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Collaborate and appropriately consult with psychiatrist and Student Health Services to provide care to students who need medical management of emotional problems.
2. Provide advice, consultation, and support in the development, implementation and evaluation of department wide policy.
3. Maintain membership in Professional Organizations as deemed appropriate.
4. Remain knowledgeable of best practices in the field of psychology and university counseling centers while staying abreast of the latest trends in the discipline of psychology.
5. Perform other work-related assignments as assigned and/or required.
Provides Work Direction:
Supervise and train advanced practicum trainees and pre-doctoral internsProvide mental health training to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.1. Commitment to understand and support Santa Clara Universitys distinctive Jesuit tradition and educational vision and willingness to model institutional values of service to others, community, and diversity.
2. Commitment to understand, support, and model the values of a Jesuit, Catholic university as they relate to Counseling and Psychological Services.
3. Santa Clara University is committed to Inclusive Excellence, therefore, it is vital all candidates seeking employment be committed to and demonstrate skills, knowledge and awareness to serve the unique needs of our diverse campus community.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time will be spent in office with patients and at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical counseling center office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
Offices with equipment noise.
1. Demonstrated ability to use technology in improving the delivery and evaluation of programs and services.
2. Demonstrated knowledge in the application of student development theories.
3. Demonstrated knowledge in addressing the needs of a diverse student population.
1. Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.
2. Demonstrated skills in the application of student development theories
1. Ability to establish professional relationships; interact effectively with diverse constituencies; and
maintain confidentiality when required.
3. Ability to work well both individually and as a part of a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner.
4. Ability to work independently with a wide variety of student psychological needs.
Education and/or Experience:
1. Doctorate degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology from an accredited program in psychology.
2. California licensed psychologist or licensed eligible.
3. Prior college or university counseling experience, preferred.
4. Prior experience addressing the needs of a diverse student population, preferred.
5. Two years post-degree experience with young adults, preferred.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a part-year (10-month) position, with summers off.
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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