University of St. Thomas
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Full-time benefits medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement plan, and tuition remission.


University of St. Thomas

Counselor/Psychologist

Counseling and Disability Services

 

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time Counselor/Psychologist in the Counseling and Disability Services department. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Counseling and Disability Services.

 

Summary:

 

The Counselor/Psychologist will provide ongoing and direct psychological and disability services to students.

 

An essential aspect of this position for the fall 2020 semester is to assist in the development and implementation of a new training clinic, the St. Thomas Counseling Training Clinic (St. CTC), instituted by the University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Department. This clinic is under the direction of the St. CTC Director. The Counselor/Psychologist will report to both the Executive Director of CDS and the Director of the St. CTC during the fall semester. Beginning spring 2021 and forward, the Counselor/Psychologist will continue as a full-time clinician in Counseling and Disability Services.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for student personal, developmental, and academic skill-building counseling;
  • Manage individual clinical caseload and associated documentation; services provided to both undergraduate and graduate populations;
  • Develop and implement campus outreach programs to student groups regarding personal development, mental health issues, well-being, and study skills;
  • Conduct faculty and staff consultations; provide training as requested;
  • Provide counseling support services (information and referral) to University personnel;
  • Participate in departmental meetings, clinical staffings, and training;
  • Provide psychological crisis intervention on campus as needed including occasional on-call accessibility by telephone outside business hours;
  • Provide individualized disability services for students and support as needed;
  • Participate in relevant Student Affairs meetings, committees, teams, or events;
  • Participate in University committees as appropriate;
  • Willingness to establish networks through professional affiliations;
  • Execute yearly goals
  • Manage the day to day operations of the St. CTC under the direction of the St. CTC Director (temporary for fall 2020);
  • Provide supervision and clinical support to counselors-in-training at the St. CTC (temporary for fall 2020);
  • Available for limited evening hours as assigned.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Perform all other duties as assigned

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide clinical supervision to graduate practicum students at the St. CTC under the direction of the St. CTC Director (temporary for fall 2020);
  • Supervise student assistant(s) as needed.

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

 

  • A Master's Degree required in psychology, counseling, or social work;
  • Licensed mental health professional in the State of Texas; licensed psychologist, LPC, or Licensed CSW required;
  • A minimum of two years experience in providing psychological counseling services to an adult population required; experience in a college or university counseling center preferred;
  • Highly competent in professional, ethical and legal standards in the field of mental health;
  • Competence in and commitment to working with a multicultural population;
  • Demonstrate a high degree of knowledge about college mental health issues;
  • Effective and proficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Good organizational skills and the abilities to multi-task;
  • Familiarity with greater Houston area community mental health resources;
  • Computer skills that include working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), database management, and familiarity with online research protocol; experience with Titanium and PeopleSoft preferred;
  • Must have ability to relate effectively with personnel in Student Affairs, and with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators;
  • Willingness to establish networks through professional affiliations;
  • Required to maintain their own professional liability insurance;
  • Required to maintain all State of Texas licensing credentials and continuing education units (CEU's) requirements.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

 

Working Conditions:

 

  • Ability to offer on or off campus clinical services and supervision as determined by supervisors;
  • Position will require the ability to sit for extended periods of time.

 

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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