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Job Number : 29203
Type and Location : Counselling / International
Listed By : KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) on 16 Nov 2019
Counselor / Therapist

Counselor / Therapist


Position Summary

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.


Major Responsibilities

• 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


Other Responsibilities

• 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.

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