Staff Mental Health Clinician (Psychologist/Social Worker)

Princeton University in New Jersey

Date Posted August 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Part-time



The position provides direct clinical services to our undergraduate and graduate student population, including urgent care and crisis intervention, psychological evaluations, time-limited individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment, on call services, campus liaison, mental health education, and community referral services. Also, UHS has an active Inpatient Service that provides 24 hour health coverage. As such, this mental health position involves the provision of primary after-hours, on-call coverage, assigned at the discretion of the CPS Director.


The clinician possesses sophisticated diagnostic skills and specialized knowledge in college mental health. The particular skill and knowledge set will be informed by a strong understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.  







Provides direct clinical services to the undergraduate and graduate student population


s       Clinical responsibilities include urgent care and crisis intervention, psychological evaluations, and time-limited individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment


s      Serves on an on call-after hours rotation with other CPS clinicians


s       Uses clinical data to inform diagnostic assessments (DSM-V) and treatment planning


s       Engages in campus outreach and community education related to mental health issues
Participates on select UHS multidisciplinary treatment teams


s       Serves as a mental health consultant to other University partners and stakeholders, and a community referral resource for students


s       Active participation in one or more treatment teams within CPS including the Emotional Management Team, the Eating Disorder Team, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Team, or the Mind Body Team.




Administrative duties


s      Participates in UHS, Campus Life, and University committees, as assigned by the Director


s      Involved in other initiatives, projects, and activities, as assigned by the Director







s        Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA)-approved doctoral program or Masters in Social Work

s        Completion of APA-approved clinical internship or equivalent

s        New Jersey State licensure

s        A minimum of two years of supervised clinical internship/fellowships

s        Advanced understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.

s       Mastery of multiple models of brief integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapies, and evidence-based mental health care

s        Evidence of experience in working with severely troubled patients and/or on a psychiatric inpatient unit, or the functional equivalent

s       Demonstrated excellence in managing psychological emergencies during office hours and after-hours

s       Evidence of effective collaborations with a diverse group of mental health clinicians, as well as productive collaborations with multiple stakeholders

s       Evidence of the provision of culturally informed mental health care, and attunement to the manifestations of psychological problems across different cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and genders

s       Possesses exceptional written, digital, and oral communication skills; is an effective presenter and public speaker

Knowledge of New Jersey's psychology licensure standards and federal regulations (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA) pertaining to health care organizations (including clinical records, patient privacy and confidentiality, treatment of minors) as well as relevant accreditation standards (e.g., Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)







s       Experience working in a university mental health service or a comparable healthcare system

s      Evidence of professional contributions (such as presentations at professional and academic conferences, publications, and/or form of scholarship)

s      Thrives in an energetic, diverse work environment, and skilled at effective interactions with college-age populations, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators



The final candidate will be required to pass a background check successfully.


Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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