Staff Psychologist

Grinnell College in Iowa

Date Posted May 3, 2012
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Responsibilities: Student Health and Counseling Services in the Division of Student Affairs at Grinnell College seeks an 11 month full- time staff psychologist, who will provide the highest level of ethical psychological treatment to students using a brief therapy modality. The position will report to the Lead Psychologist and Director and will work closely with the Coordinator of Internship training to develop a training program, participate in the selection of and provide supervision to pre-doctoral interns, post docs and/or practicum students.


This staff psychologist position will collaborate with faculty, staff and students to develop and implement appropriate psycho-educational strategies to increase student academic and personal success. The position requires high levels of professionalism, initiative, and energy. Additionally, the person in this role must possess the abilities to understand and work in a rigorous academic environment, effectively manage and respond to high levels of stress, and establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the campus community. The selected candidate must demonstrate commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education; to an environment of diversity and inclusion; to the mission, values and vision of the Division of Student Affairs; and to participate actively in departmental and Division of Student Affairs meetings, committees, activities, projects, and professional development opportunities. Responsibilities:

Provide assessment, counseling, consultation, suicide and on call and other crisis intervention to a   student population presenting with a wide range of psychosocial and developmental concerns
Participate in debriefing and providing support during a campus-wide crisis.
Develops and delivers psycho-educational and other outreach programs and workshops related to health and wellness to meet the needs of the campus community
Develops and facilitates support, process and therapy groups for students
Trains and supervises staff, interns, students and peers as appropriate  

Works collaboratively with psychologists, nurses and other medical providers in a multidisciplinary setting.


Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or closely related field
Licensed or License eligible in the state of Iowa
Capacity to function as a psychologist in a college setting
Knowledge and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles in psychology and student affairs
Ability to advise and collaborate with student organizations

Well-developed written and oral communication skills
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and off-campus health care providers
Interest in providing clinical supervision
Ability to work after hours and/or on weekends on occasion for outreach, on call crisis intervention or other relevant campus activities  


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in developing and implementing preventative mental health outreach programming and training
Experience developing, promoting and implementing groups
Specific training and experience in the area of eating disorder prevention/treatment, and/or with substance abuse prevention/treatment with a college population and/or the development and implantation of peer education programs.  


Application Process: Please submit applications online by visiting our employment website at Applicants must complete the online application form and attach a cover letter, resume and three employment-related references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about this position should be directed to Human Resources at or 641-269-4818.



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