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The University's best practices is to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

Psychologist/Psychotherapist-Counseling Center

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Psychologist                                    

DIVISION: Student Affairs

DEPARTMENT:  Counseling Center

BARGAINING UNIT: ESU, Cat. 15               

EEO STATUS: 32                  

JOB CODE: 1820


REPORTS TO: Director of Counseling

SUPERVISES: Functional supervision over Interns


SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide group and individual counseling and psychotherapy to students. Provide psycho educational workshops, presentations and training programs. Supervise, train and evaluate interns. Consult with faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and outside medical and mental health professionals. Provide crisis intervention.

Follow the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Provide culturally informed developmental, personal, and educational counseling or short-term psychotherapy as required to a diverse student population.
  • Facilitate support and personal growth groups.
  • Initiate and implement effective outreach programs, presentations and workshops to meet special interests and developmental needs of students.
  • Assist with selection, training, supervision, back-up coverage and evaluation of doctoral and masters-level interns.
  • Serve as a professional consultant to students’ parents, outside agencies and hospitals, and to students’ other health care providers.
  • Serve as a professional consultant to faculty, administrators, staff and student groups on matters related to students’ wellbeing or the design and implementation of strategies for making the campus environment conducive to interpersonal learning and personal growth.
  • Serve as referral resource to community mental health and social services providers for faculty. staff, and students.
  • Consult and assist in various skill training programs for counseling center interns, residence hall advisors, orientation leaders, and other university employees.
  • Cover assigned daily walk-in periods, intake appointments and crisis intervention as assigned.
  • Contribute to staff in-service training.
  • Assume administrative duties as required by the Director.
  • Serve on university committees and work groups as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION: Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, PH.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D.

EXPERIENCE:  Previous (one year of more) clinical experience in a college or university counseling center.

OTHER: Licensed or eligible for Massachusetts licensure must obtain within 12 months. Available for weekend/evening hours as required and emergencies as needed.  May need to travel locally.


  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical and counseling psychology as applied to the developmental needs and issues in a university setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of mental illness and diagnostic categories. Familiarity with medications used to treat depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.
  • Thorough knowledge of the developmental issues of 17 to 25-year-olds.
  • Ability to instruct others in psychological theory and technique. Ability to instruct others in an array of self-management skills.
  • Ability to adhere to professional ethical code of conduct. Ability to utilize clinical supervision and consultation appropriately. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with other offices and outside agencies.
  • Previous experience working with a diverse population.


  • Knowledge of developmental theories and personal and group psychotherapy
  • Ability to provide accurate diagnostic evaluations and appropriate psychiatric referrals
  • Current knowledge of psychotropic medications
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Sufficient knowledge and experience to supervise masters and/or doctoral level interns


UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits* such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

Benefits: Benefits

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional reference.

                                 The deadline for INTERNAL applicants to apply is October 6, 2022.

                                       The review will begin October 7, 2022 and will be ongoing.

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