Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) - Division of Student Affairs

Washington D.C.
Feb 07, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
Full Time
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Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) - Division of Student Affairs

The Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) serves as the university's primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals. Accordingly, CAPS strives to provide students with opportunities to develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive impediments. 

Summary Statement of Job's Overall Purpose

In this Counseling and Psychiatric (CAPS) position, the CAPS clinician (psychologist or social worker) will be fully embedded in the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP) office and will serve as the primary clinician for GSP students as well as an integral member of the GSP staff. The Staff Clinician will be expected to provide clinical services within a culturally informed framework, including, but not limited to, initial consultations, brief counseling interventions, walk in hours, individual therapy, group therapy, and medical leaves of absence assessments. While this is a clinical role, the Staff Clinician will also partake in outreach, advocacy, consultation, supervision and other duties as assigned. This position can be filled by a psychologist or a social worker. Work hours will include some evening hours and occasional weekend work, as student programming usually occur outside of traditional business hours.

Description of Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP)

GSP provides programmatic and financial support to first generation college students and students from low income backgrounds; the office also provides access to resources and networks to students. There are currently 650+ students in the program and six full-time staff members. Candidates with marginalized identities (e.g., women, people of color, first generation college graduates, LGBTQIA individuals) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reporting Structure

Reports to the Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives at the Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS).

Direct Clinical Service

  • Conducts mental health/psychological evaluations and assessments.
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy and crisis intervention services.
  • Shares on call, intake, and emergency responsibilities with other staff members, providing back up coverage for the Intake Coordinator when necessary.
  • Maintains case management to ensure that patient dispositions are successfully completed.
  • Documents and maintains timely and accurate client records, providing campus based clinical services.
  • Maintains current knowledge regarding professional practices, ethics, and laws.

Community Consultation/Outreach

  • Provides consultation to students, faculty and staff regarding mental health, behavioral, and student life issues.
  • Communicates with university personnel and other concerned individuals such as family members and concerned students.
  • Provides outreach activities to the University community including training, presentations, and crisis response.

Supervision and Other Duties

  • Receives and/or provides clinical supervision as assigned.
  • Attends scheduled staff meetings.
  • Participates on CAPS and University Committees as assigned.

Minimum qualifications

  • Advanced degree in mental health discipline (psychology, social work, or counseling), plus two (2) years of relevant professional experience. Licensed in the District of Columbia or license eligible within 1 year of hire
  • Demonstrated competency and expertise in clinical work with college student/emerging adult populations, including individual and group therapy
  • Demonstrated commitment to one's own ongoing development of multicultural competence as a mental health provider
  • Experience providing clinical services to students with marginalized identities, including but not limited to students of color, undocumented students, first generation college students, and LGBTQ+ students
  • Evening and weekend availability occasionally required
  • Adaptability due to fast-paced environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Fluency in another language in addition to English, particularly Spanish, is desirable
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity
  • Experience working in community based organizations
  • Demonstrated competency and expertise with, or interest in developing an expertise with, psycho-educational programming and outreach with a focus on first generation and/or low income college student life
  • Experience providing clinical supervision and interest in the training of psychology associates and doctoral externs
  • Knowledge and experience with multicultural theory and research, and the application of both to college counseling center work

How to Apply

Applicants must submit both a CV and a cover letter - recommend combining CV and cover letter into a single document for upload.  The cover letter must include a list of 3 references and actual letters of reference should be forwarded as they become available.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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