Utah State University

Staff Psychologist

City Salt Lake City Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/11/2020 5:03 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2725
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Taylorsville
Category (Portal Searching)
Health & Medical Professions
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
College
Student Affairs
Department
Student Health Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

Overview

Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking a Staff Psychologist (Psychologist I) to join our energetic, professional, experienced, and good natured staff to serve USU-Statewide Campuses. Utah State University continues its tradition of land-grant outreach by delivering quality education to students across the state. As part of this mission, USU provides access to various student services to the 31 USU-Statewide Campuses and education centers. CAPS has expanded its capabilities to meet the mental health needs for the Statewide Campuses. This position will be based in two offices - the USU-Salt Lake City campus and the USU-Tooele campus, and primary interactions with other CAPS colleagues will be maintained remotely through Zoom, email, or phone.

 

Responsibilities will include providing mental health services and outreach to USU-Statewide university students, consultations with USU-Statewide faculty and staff, and professional training to doctoral and undergraduate students when possible. Psychologists at USU-CAPS are also expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of diversity and social locations such as: gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, social-economic status, etc.

Responsibilities

Clinical Services 65%

  • Provides individual face-to-face and teletherapy psychotherapy, psychoeducational assessment, consultation, intake, and crisis interventions.
  • Prepares for sessions and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of clinical services, and if interested, provide couples therapy, group therapy, and/or biofeedback.

Outreach Services 30%

  • Prepares for and provide outreach presentations and workshops.
  • Serves on departmental, division, and university committees.
  • Fosters relationships with assigned liaisons and attend consultations with USU-Statewide faculty, staff, and students.

Training Services 5%

  • When possible, provides individual and group clinical supervision and training of doctoral-level trainees and undergraduate paraprofessionals.
  • Reviews supervisees' clinical paperwork and session recordings.
  • Evaluates supervisees and provide meaningful feedback, letters of recommendation, and training seminars.

Other Professional Responsibilities

  • Practices all responsibilities in accordance with ethical and professional standards and state laws.
  • Understands and complies with CAPS and university policies and procedures.
  • Effectively participates in administrative and professional activities (e.g., staff and division meetings, case conferences, peer consultations, professional development, etc.).
  • Fosters excellent working relationships with co-workers, increase knowledge and develop new skills or abilities that contribute to effective service provision, contribute to the evaluation and improvement of CAPS, and all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or combined psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and an ability to be licensed in the state of Utah within 2 years. ABD will be considered if defense date is set and confirmed by the applicant's program.
  • Experience in a university counseling setting and/or experience in areas strongly related to mental health needs in a college population (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety disorder, depressive disorders, personality disorders).
  • Generalist base of knowledge and experience in psychotherapy (including teletherapy), (i.e., theories, processes, and elements of therapeutic change) and familiarity with developmental and other non-medical models of treatment and supervision.
  • Experience with psychoeducational assessment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, community, organizational, problem solving, and decision making skills, and a commitment to lifelong learning and personal growth.
  • Given the nature of the position, a willingness to travel to adjacent USU-Statewide Campuses (e.g., Orem, Tooele, Kaysville, and Brigham City) including occasional trips to the USU-Logan campus.
  • Ability to work and coordinate with a small group of CAPS-Statewide clinicians and to work effectively as an independent and self-motivated, professional staff member.
  • Willingness and capacity to effectively use such telehealth media as Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills, knowledge, and experience specifically focused on the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQIA students, international students, students from diverse religious affiliations, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and/or first generation college students on a university campus.
  • Experience providing supervision.
  • Experience in providing psychoeducational workshops relevant to the campus community.
  • Experience and interest in conducting group therapy.
  • Experience with teaching and program development.
  • Experience with biofeedback.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Skills with technology (Word, Titanium, webpage development, etc.)

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (please provide one letter minimum) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan and Statewide campuses. Utah State's statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

This position will be housed at USU Salt Lake Center which is located in Utah's largest city with a population of over 200,000 in Salt Lake City and over one million in the county. Surrounded by the regional beauty of the Wasatch Mountains and proximity to world-class ski resorts, hiking and biking trails, the city is a nexus for cultural and sporting events, as well as a wide diversity of restaurants (https://www.visitsaltlake.com/). In addition, there are five national parks within 5 hours from Salt Lake (https://www.visitutah.com/places-to-go/parks-outdoors/the-mighty-5/).

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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