Counselor / Therapist
The Health, Wellness, & Counseling (HWC) Psychologist’s primary responsibility is to assist in the provision of mental health services to the student population. This includes providing individual and couples counseling; crisis management; outreach; and diagnostic assessment regarding problems relating to stress, developmental issues, academic achievement, interpersonal concerns, and other mental health issues common within a University setting.
Additional responsibilities include consultation with university personnel as well as assistance with departmental, divisional and university programs within the larger focus of student affairs.
• Provide counseling and mental health services including brief and long-term individual and couples counseling and assessment.
• Liaison with faculty and administrators on student mental health concerns.
• Develop and deliver campus outreach presentations.
• Provide after-hours emergency on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other clinically qualified staff members.
• Maintain accurate clinical records.
• Other University services as required
• Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with campus departments.
• Educate faculty and staff on working with students of concern and other mental health topics.
• Inform the University community of best practices in college mental health counseling.
• Support and assist University objectives and programs as appropriate (i.e. Orientation, Commencement, student leader training, and student development programs).
• Participate in the overall administration of the Graduate Services and University by attending staff meetings, serving on committees, representing the Division and University as requested, and cooperatively assisting colleagues.
• Provide student support that is sensitive to the social and cultural issues involved with an international university located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
• Other duties within the range of skills normally associated with this type of position, as required
• PhD, PsyD, or equivalent advanced certificate in Psychology
• Currently licensed as a psychologist from national or regional accrediting body
Competencies and Experience Required
• Minimum of three year’s work experience as a practicing licensed psychologist with individual and couples counseling, preferably with 2 of those years in a college counseling center.
• Strong understanding and experience with women’s issues.
• Knowledge of Counseling Center policies and procedures, goals, and professional standards as well as standard ethical guidelines.
• Working knowledge of therapeutic treatment modalities for topics of relevance to a graduate level university population.
• Able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment; works independently yet successful in a team setting.
• Strong knowledge of risk-assessment process.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student population and the ability to understand the unique impact of societal expectations and family dynamics.
• Expertise in student counseling, outreach, crises management, and clinical assessment.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills. Fluent in English. Strong preference fluency in second language.
• Experience with Titanium or similar electronic record systems.