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Staff Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Apply now Job no: 523265
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Psychologist or Psychotherapist (Twelve-Month Position)

DIVISION: Student Affairs





REPORTS TO: Director of Counseling


SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide students with group and individual counseling and psychotherapy. Provide psychoeducational 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.

• 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, backup 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’ well-being 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., Psy.D., or MSW


• 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


    • Previous clinical experience in a college or university counseling center
  • OTHER:
    • Licensed or eligible for Massachusetts licensure within 6 months as a psychologist or LICSW
    • Available for weekend/evening hours as required
    • 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

Salary: $86,000 - $91,000 (Salary commensurate with experience)

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 for ESU UnionESU

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 references.

The deadline for internal applicants is May 15, 2024.

The review of applications will be ongoing.


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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class. UMass Dartmouth reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

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