Staff Psychologist

Wake Forest University in North Carolina

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 9, 2017
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Job Title:  Staff Psychologist

Department: University Counseling Center

Reports to: Assistant Director



As a member of a close and collaborative team of mental health professionals, provides confidential, short-term counseling/therapy to graduate and undergraduate students of the Reynolda Campus; consultation to students, faculty, and staff; and outreach/prevention efforts to the WFU community.   Responsible for coordination of one UCC service area and/or advocacy for a special population.


Essential Functions:

  • Provides individual, couples, and group counseling/therapy to students at the University.
  • Conducts crisis assessment and intervention for urgent/walk-in appointments.
  • May coordinate at least one of the following areas and/or provide advocacy for at least one of the following populations:
  • Groups Program
  • Outreach
  • Training
  • Clinical Services
  • Disordered Eating
  • LGBTQ+ Students
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services
  • Underrepresented Populations (International Students, First Generation Students, Traditionally Underrepresented Racial/Cultural Groups)
  • Men’s Mental Health
  • Provides clinical supervision, consultation, and oversight to UCC graduate trainees in psychology and counseling.
  • Works collaboratively with other university departments as members of the Division of Campus Life to ensure delivery of integrated professional services consistent with the mission and strategic directions of Campus Life.
  • Provides professional consultation to all members of the University community.
  • Provides outreach, workshops, and training on various mental health and wellbeing topics as needed.
  • Provides after-hours on-call crisis counseling on a rotating basis, and occasional after-hours outreach as needed.
  • Keeps timely, accurate, and ethical records consistent with UCC policy.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Doctorate in psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program.
  • Eligible to practice as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of North Carolina (must be licensed within 12 months of start date).
  • Knowledge of and experience providing a broad range of psychotherapy and counseling methods within a time-limited scope of service.
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to work with students from a diversity of backgrounds and traditionally underrepresented populations.
  • Experience with mental health provision in a college or university counseling center.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to consult and collaborate both within and outside the University.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to keep good client records and use Titanium scheduler/database.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information.
  • Adherence to APA professional code of ethics.


Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Licensed to practice as a Psychologist in the state of North Carolina.
  • Experience providing developmentally appropriate clinical supervision to graduate trainees in psychology.
  • Passion for and experience working with students from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds; and dedication to partnering with relevant campus advocates (LGBTQ Center, Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, Magnolia Scholars, etc) to improve mental health service provision.
  • At least two years of post-graduate experience as a mental health professional in a college/university setting.



May provide clinical consultation and supervision to graduate student trainees.


Comprised of 10 licensed mental health professionals, three masters and doctoral level trainees, and two administrative staff, the WFU Counseling Center is positioned to provide excellent care to the university community.  The UCC serves our campus in four primary ways:  clinical services to undergraduate and graduate students; consultation to all members of the community; training of future mental health professionals; and prevention-based outreach services.

The UCC is known across the university for being highly collaborative with other areas and offices.  UCC enjoys particularly close partnerships with the Student Health Service, Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services, Office of the Chaplain, Dean of Students, and Residence Life & Housing.

Our clinicians are encouraged to seek opportunities to creatively develop partnerships to broaden the impact that our focus on wellbeing has.  This includes opportunities to serve on interdisciplinary teams including the Eating Assessment Team, Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team, Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition, and Crisis Management Team.

Professional staff are also supported to seek out their own professional development and clinical trainings, most or all of which are often annually covered by the university.  Service to the UCC via a role as an area coordinator (e.g., groups, eating disorders, marginalized populations, student athletes, outreach, etc.), as well as service to local and national organizations is encouraged.



Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina offers the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevance of a leading research institution. Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate. As a Wake Forest staff member, you will be part of a community that values education, diversity, personal enrichment and professional development. Wake Forest has been a leader in academic excellence for more than 70 years and is committed to continued excellence.


Cover letter, resume, and four professional references (name and contact information) required. References will be contacted for those candidates who progress to an on-campus interview.

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