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About the Position: The WWU Counseling Center is seeking to fill a permanent, full-time, 10 or 11-month Psychologist position. Employment is projected to begin September, 2013.
About the College/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 8+ FTE of psychologists and licensed mental health counselors. We have two doctoral intern positions and 1-3 other trainees each year at masters and/or doctoral levels. Our center has two full-time support staff.   We work closely with the Student Health Center and Wellness Services to provide coordinated services for students. Our center is an APICC-approved site for pre-doctoral interns. WWU’s Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association for Counseling Services. For more information, visit our website:   http://www.wwu.edu/counseling
Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide clinical assessments with triage-based disposition and referral
  • Provide individual counseling for students within a brief and focused counseling model (Average of 3-4 sessions)
  • Assist students in finding off-campus professionals for referral when that referral best meets the students’ needs
  • Provide clinical supervision for master’s and doctoral trainees in an APPIC affiliated training program as allowed by Washington standards
  • 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
  • Facilitate (and co-facilitate with trainees) counseling groups, workshops, and psycho-educational outreach
  • Provide at least 3 hours per week of scheduled urgent appointments for students in crisis
  • Serve in the regular after-hours on-call counselor rotation
    • 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
  • Other duties may include one or more of the following: work with Counseling, Health, and Wellness’s program on resiliency and emotional well-being, coordination of the Center’s groups program or outreach services or involvement in the Counseling Center’s participation in the national Center for Collegiate Mental Health consortium and outcome research within the Counseling Center
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Licensed as a psychologist at the time of application. (Please specify state and date psychologist  license was granted)
  • Eligible for licensure as a psychologist in the State of Washington and gain licensure within 6 months of beginning position. (see Washington Administrative Code 246-924-043)
  • One year’s experience working in a college or university counseling center (pre-doctoral internship may be included) 
  • Ability to provide brief and focused 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, LGBT, and other diverse populations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Licensed 2 or more years as a psychologist
  • Experience supervising masters or pre-doctoral trainees in a college counseling center
  • Experience providing outreach and consultation
  • Clinical and outreach expertise in working with students having a diverse range of cultural identities
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below to submit your application via WWU's online application system, EASE. 

A letter of application (which must specifically address the listed qualifications), a current resume and three letters of references (references must be able to speak in some detail about the applicant's clinical skills and expertise) are required.  You may attach these documents as noted in the EASE application.
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Job Posted: 7/11/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins July 29, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130362
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); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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