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Psychologist I, II, or III - Counseling Center at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 11/18/22

Job Description

Requisition 202200463S

Position Title Psychologist I, II, or III - Counseling Center

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 18, 20 & 22 . Please see Pay Grade Table at: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/116/docs/550174.pdf

Occupational Category Professional

Department Counseling Center

Division
Division of Student Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Psychologist I:
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology required. Must be license eligible in Texas within one year of hire date. One year full-time supervised internship in college or university counseling center or other relevant setting, preferably APA accredited. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Psychologist II:
Doctorate degree in Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or other degree acceptable to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP). One year full-time post-doctoral clinical experience in college or university counseling center or other relevant setting. Licensed Psychologist (LP) in the State of Texas. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Psychologist III:
Doctorate degree in Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or other degree acceptable to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP). Five years full-time, post-licensure experience in college or university counseling center or other relevant setting – or – American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) diploma and three years full-time post licensure experience in college or university counseling center or other relevant setting. Licensed Psychologist (LP) in the State of Texas. In addition to the above requirements, must have ONE of the following: a.) one refereed publication b.) two state, regional, or national professional presentation that are relevant to job function c.) substantial professional organization activity* – or – ABPP diploma. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

* Substantial professional organization activity means major involvement in a professional association, including holding office in a state, regional, or national association, or service on a committee or board of a state, regional or national professional organization.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong preference will be given to licensed psychologists and applicants with college/university counseling center experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Provides direct and indirect clinical mental health services to the student body of Sam Houston State University.

We seek a strong generalist who also brings a passion for working with underrepresented students, which on our campus includes Hispanic/Latinx/ Black, First-Generation and LGBTQI* students. We are seeking a dynamic professional with the skills and creativity to share our commitment to excellence and who would enhance the diversity of our staff. We seek a professional with well-developed therapy skills, strong interests in contributing to our group therapy program, and a passion for training. Position responsibilities would include triage, brief individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, outreach, crisis intervention, consultation, and involvement in our training program. We seek colleagues who would strive to work collaboratively with their colleagues, both within the center and with our campus partners – those who have strong interpersonal skills and who enjoy building positive working relationships with others.

The Counseling Center is comprised of a multidisciplinary staff that strives to provide culturally competent clinical services and training opportunities. The SHSU Counseling Center seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. To this end, we seek to provide a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For a complete description of Sam Houston State University’s benefits offerings and options, please visit: https://www.shsu.edu/dept/hr/.


Primary Responsibilities

Psychologist I:
Conducts Personal, Couples, and Group Counseling. Provides consultation and outreach to the campus community including students, faculty, and staff. Responds to day and night psychological crisis for students. Conducts intake assessments. Provides supervision to graduate student trainees. Engages in on-going case management. Makes appropriate referrals to other agencies as necessary (e.g. M.D., Psychiatrist, etc.). Serves on university committees. Engages in staff meetings and professional development activities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Psychologist II:
Conducts Personal, Couples, and Group Counseling. Provides consultation and outreach to the campus community including students, faculty, and staff. Responds to day and night psychological crisis for students. Conducts intake assessments. Provides supervision to graduate student trainees. Engages in on-going case management. Makes appropriate referrals to other agencies as necessary (e.g. M.D., Psychiatrist, etc.). Serves on university committees. Engages in staff meetings and professional development activities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Psychologist III:
Conducts Personal, Couples, and Group Counseling. Provides consultation and outreach to the campus community including students, faculty, and staff. Responds to day and night psychological crisis for students. Conducts intake assessments. Provides supervision to graduate student trainees. Engages in on-going case management. Makes appropriate referrals to other agencies as necessary (e.g., M.D., Psychiatrist, etc.). Serves on university committees. Engages in staff meetings and professional development activities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Psychologist I:
Must have strong counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach skills. Must demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate effective treatment plans. Must be able to work with a diverse student population. All service provided are bound by the Rules of Practice set forth by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Supervision towards licensure is provided.

Psychologist II:
Must have strong counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach skills. Must demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate effective treatment plans. Must be able to work with a diverse student population. All service provided are bound by the Rules of Practice set forth by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Supervision towards licensure is provided. For clinician developmental progression from a Psychologist I, a performance evaluation indicating that individual is performing at the expected level for an individual at this level of training and experience. Developmental progression is an evaluative process and not an expected move based on experience.

Psychologist III:
Must have strong counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach skills. Must demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate effective treatment plans. Must be able to work with a diverse student population. All service provided are bound by the Rules of Practice set forth by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Supervision towards licensure is provided. Clinician developmental progression is an evaluative process and not an expected move based on experience.

The Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Center invites applications for a Psychologist I, II, or III position. The Counseling Center is an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs at SHSU and enjoys strong administrative support from division administration. The Counseling Center strives to support the overall mission of the university by facilitating the academic, emotional, and social development of students and by serving as mental health consultants for the larger campus community. A commitment to students’ personal growth and a respect for the richness of the human experience are guiding principles in the work we do.

Notable features of the SHSU Counseling Center include a vibrant and growing group therapy program, creative outreach efforts, assessment services for the SHSU Services for Students with Disabilities, practicum training, and a doctoral internship in health service psychology that received accreditation on contingency by the American Psychological Association as of April 2021. Additionally, we serve a highly diverse student body; SHSU is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and over 50% of our student population consists of First-Generation students. For more information about our center, please visit our website: https://www.shsu.edu/dept/counseling/.

Named for “Texas’s greatest hero”, Sam Houston State University continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight colleges and well beyond its Huntsville roots.
SHSU is in Huntsville, TX, a small city of approximately 42,000 residents between two major metropolitan areas, Houston and Dallas. Although it is only 70 miles from downtown Houston, Huntsville is surrounded by forests, lakes, and ranch lands. Huntsville State Park and Sam Houston National Forest are both nearby. Each year, visitors from all over the state come to Huntsville, to the visit the home and burial place of General Sam Houston, and the General Sam Houston Folk Festival. Huntsville’s “Fair on the Square” offers a day of fun, shopping, and food in its historic downtown area. Downtown is home to antique stores, galleries, shops, and museums.

SHSU also provides a variety of employee resource groups to enhance the professional development and personal work/life balance for LGBTQI*, Black (BERG), Hispanic/Latinx (Unidos), and women (We LEAD) faculty and staff.

Full Time

To apply please visit https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33284

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.



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