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Psychologist/Psychotherapist- Diversity Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

If you are looking for an exciting career and great benefits, look no further!

UMass Dartmouth is the place for you! 

 

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Psychotherapist/Diversity Specialist OR Psychologist/Diversity Specialist

DIVISION: Student Affairs

DEPARTMENT:  Counseling Center

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU, Cat. 14 (Psychotherapist-level); ESU, Cat. 15 (Psychologist-level)        

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT 

EEO STATUS: 32

JOB CODE: 1820          

REPORTS TO:  Director of Counseling Center

SUPERVISES:  Functional oversight of Psychology Trainees and Interns

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY: ESU Salary Ranges

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 at UMass Dartmouth

 

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide group and individual counseling and psychotherapy to students.   Provide psychoeducational workshops, presentations and training programs.   Responsible for strengthening clinical, outreach and training experiences within the department and acts as a liaison to other campus offices providing services to historically marginalized, oppressed and underrepresented groups.  Supervise, train and evaluate trainees/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.

 

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides culturally-informed care, including individual and group therapy and outreach to undergraduate, graduate and international students with an emphasis on promoting mental health of students from culturally marginalized and underrepresented groups.
  • Facilitates support and personal growth groups.
  • Initiates and implements culturally-sensitive outreach programs, presentations and workshops to meet special interests and developmental needs of students.
  • Assists with selection, training, supervision, back-up coverage and evaluation of doctoral and masters-level trainees/interns.  
  • Serves 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.
  • Serves as a professional consultant to students’ parents, outside agencies and hospitals, and to students’ other health care providers.
  • Serves as referral resource to community mental health and social services providers for faculty, staff and students.
  • Consults and assists in various skill training programs for counseling center trainees, residence hall advisors, orientation leaders, and other university employees.
  • Covers assigned Urgent Care periods, intake appointments and crisis intervention.
  • Contributes to staff in-service training and didactic training with a focus on multi-cultural issues, especially as related to culturally marginalized and underrepresented groups.
  • Assumes administrative duties as required by the Director.
  • Serves on university committees and work groups as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Director.

    

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – PSYCHOLOGIST-LEVEL:

EDUCATION:  Ph.D., Ed.D., or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated experience (over 3 years) in a college or university counseling center, clinical experience including internship, volunteer and co-op to include experience providing culturally-informed clinical services to diverse and underrepresented populations, including students of color, international students and LGBTQIA students.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in a clinical or educational setting.  Experience with crisis management for psychiatric emergencies.

OTHER:  Licensed in Massachusetts as a psychologist.  (Licensure as psychologist in another state considered acceptable at time of hire.  Massachusetts license must be obtained within 12 months.)  Available for weekend/evening hours as required and emergencies as needed.  May need to travel locally.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – PSYCHOTHERAPIST-LEVEL:

EDUCATION: Masters of Social Work

EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated experience (over 3 years) in a college or university counseling center, clinical experience including internship, volunteer and co-op to include experience providing culturally-informed clinical services to diverse and underrepresented populations, including students of color, international students and LGBTQIA students.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in a clinical or educational setting. Experience with crisis management for psychiatric emergencies.

OTHER:  Possession of license or license-eligible as an independent Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts.  Available for weekend/evening hours as required and emergencies as needed.  May need to travel locally

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Thorough knowledge of theories and principles related to providing multi-culturally informed psychological care.
  • Thorough knowledge of multiple systems of psychotherapy applied to developmental needs and diversity concerns in a university setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of the developmental issues of 17 to 25-year-olds.
  • Familiarity and comfort with multiple psychotherapeutic approaches, allowing for a flexible and effective intervention for a broad range of students in a diverse university setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of mental illness and diagnostic categories.
  • Ability to provide accurate diagnostic evaluations and appropriate psychiatric referrals.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Sufficient knowledge and experience to supervise masters and doctoral level interns.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by a history of continuing education, community involvement, outreach, or research devoted to these topics.
  • Familiarity with medications used to treat depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.
  • Ability to instruct others in psychological theory and technique, especially as it pertains to culturally-informed care.
  • 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.  

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Thorough knowledge of developmental theories of personal and group psychotherapy.
  • Ability to provide accurate diagnostic evaluations and appropriate psychiatric referrals.
  • Current knowledge of psychotropic medications and their impact on diverse populations. 

 

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

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

 

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

The deadline for INTERNAL applicants is July 22, 2022.

The review of applications will begin July 23, 2022.

 

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