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Staff Psychologist/Preventionist

Albany, NY - Posted on: Friday 09/16/16


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

Duties for this position will include the delivery of clinical and consultation services as well as the implementation and evaluation of campus-wide prevention initiatives in the context of a vibrant and progressive broad-spectrum counseling center which is the primary counseling and mental health agency on the University at Albany campus. The incumbent will deliver assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, and consultation services for a diverse public higher education institution of 18,000 students as well as provide consultation and training to faculty, staff members, parents, and families. A key component of this position will involve the delivery of campus-wide prevention and early intervention initiatives in the areas of alcohol and other drug misuse prevention and recovery, mental health promotion, and suicide prevention that are dynamic and responsive to increasingly complex campus needs. Beyond these central responsibilities, the incumbent will have the opportunity to engage in supervision of doctoral interns within CAPS' APA-accredited Internship in Professional Psychology and advanced practicum students in clinical and counseling psychology who are training at CAPS as well as to teach within undergraduate and graduate credit-bearing courses addressing mental health and public health topics.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from an American Psychological Association-accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology conferred from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (ED) or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Successful completion of a Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology
  • Must hold a New York State license in Professional Psychology or earn the license within two years
  • Must possess strong diagnostic and clinical skills as well as experience in working with a broad array of psychological, emotional, and developmental concerns
  • Experience in working with a traditional college-aged population
  • Must address in cover letter experience and ability to work successfully with diverse populations including students of color, international students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ students, and Veterans
  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research and/or the application of research to practice, as well as a conceptual understanding of counseling center service delivery within a comprehensive public health framework

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in organizational-level and systems intervention will be helpful in implementing, enhancing, and refining public health-informed prevention and early intervention programs and conducting consultation and training activities.
  • Experience in program development, prevention service delivery, teaching, and the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, and excellent networking and oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in survey administration, research methods, and data analysis in order to engage in assessing the effectiveness of CAPS prevention and early intervention programs and initiatives
  • Knowledge of web-based and social media-delivered interventions will assist in engaging with the University at Albany campus community as a Staff Psychologist/Preventionist
  • Fluency or receptive skills for languages other than English are regarded as strengths for this position.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Counselor - SL-4

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml


To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=75695

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

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Closing date for receipt of applications: October 12, 2016