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Staff Psychologist/Mental Health Therapist

Location:St. Petersburg, FL
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Type:Full Time
Department/Discipline:Counseling and Health Services
Description:The Staff Psychologist/Mental Health Therapist works with the Director of Counseling Services to facilitate and support the curricular and cocurricular development and retention of Eckerd students. The Staff Psychologist/Mental Health Therapist provides psychoeducational programs, crisis intervention, consultation, disability support and clinical mental health services to students. Additionally, consultation and support services are provided to members of the Eckerd community with particular focus on student life and student development.

 

Duties:1. Provide high quality psychological/mental health services to students - including prevention, consultation and treatment - for the full range of psychological and psychiatric problems, from developmental difficulties to life-threatening and psychotic disorders.

2. Provide on-call emergency coverage and crisis intervention for students in acute emotional distress.

3. Assist the director with coordinating disability support services within the criteria set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

4. Develop workshops and programs that meet the needs of current campus concerns. These programs may include guest lecturing for Eckerd faculty or the local community.

5. Assist in the establishment and maintenance of effective systems for monitoring and assessing service quality and outcome.

6. Provide supportive and consultative services to professional staff, faculty, students, and families regarding the mental health of the individual students and the factors affecting the adjustment and mental health of the student population.

7. Provide supervision to practicum students and/or trainees.

8. Represent the Counseling Center, Student Life, and Eckerd College at meetings and conferences.

9. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling Services.

Qualifications:1. Master's degree in Counseling or Social Work required. Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, or related field, is strongly preferred.

2. Master's level applicants must possess current licensure in the State of Florida as LMHC, LMFT, or LCSW. Doctoral level applicants must be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in Florida.

3. At least two years experience working with young adults in a college counseling center, community mental health agency, or comparable setting. Master's level applicants must have at least five years direct clinical experience with this population.

4. Experience in treating difficult psychological issues, including alcohol/other drug use, eating disorders, sexual trauma, anxiety, depression and school adjustment issues.

5. Ability to evaluate educational, psychological, and/or medical documentation to determine appropriate academic/social/community accommodations, and act as a liaison between faculty, parents and students eligible for accommodations.

6. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

7. Ability to relate to a diverse community.

 



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