Staff Psychologist

Oregon State University

Deadline April 24, 2014
Date Posted March 25, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) of Oregon State University is a dynamic, growing department, and is fortunate to have three positions open with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. CAPS is a valued and thriving agency within a strong Division of Student Affairs, and is exceptionally supported by the student body, whose fees entirely fund both the department and these new positions. We are accredited by IACS and host an APA-accredited internship.


We seek passionate, innovative, team-oriented candidates who are interested building and sustaining a center that will meet the current and emerging needs of both individual students and the University community as a whole. To succeed in these positions, candidates must have strong commitments to (1) holistic approaches to student and community development, (2) excellence in counseling and educational practices, (3) personal and professional multicultural competence, and (4) collaboration across the university community to promote mental health. CAPS works within a developmental philosophy and a brief therapy model, and candidates must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.


Description: Responsibilities will include: clinical intake interviews; brief individual, couples, and group therapy; triage and on-call services; diagnostic assessment; treatment planning; documentation of clinical work; participation in community-based mental health promotion including the design/facilitation of interactive workshops and/or effective policy work; professional consultation; supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum students and psychiatry residents; and collaborative work with other university units. A commitment to, demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with a diverse client base and multiculturalism is necessary.


Required Qualifications:

- Earned doctoral in counseling or clinical psychology, or related mental health field

- Hold a current Oregon licensure as a psychologist, or be license-eligible in the state of Oregon as a psychologist

- Demonstrated skill in community-based mental health promotion

- A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

- Ability to handle a busy caseload in a fast-paced work environment

- Incumbents must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check and be deemed fit for duty at placement and while serving in the position


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have specialization in one or more of the following areas: African American issues; veterans; men and masculinity; fluency in a foreign language, especially Mandarin or Arabic. Previous university counseling center experience, 2 or more years of post-degree work experience, and current licensure are highly preferred.


About OSU

OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively recruit and work to retain a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.


For more information about OSU please visit our website at


To Apply

To review the posting and apply, go to, posting 0012151. You will be required to electronically submit documents required for application. Contact Sherri Bird at (541) 737-2131 or with questions. Closing date:  4/18/14. OSU is an AA/EOE.

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