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Staff Psychologist/Counselor

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Student Affairs

Bucknell University's Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) is seeking a highly motivated and energetic new staff member who possesses strong generalist skills. We are a well-resourced center that includes eight clinicians and a consulting psychiatric provider. We pride ourselves on maintaining strong collaborative relationships with the campus community and are often contributing members to campus-wide initiatives.

For this position, we are seeking candidates who have experience providing brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns.

We seek candidates who understand the impact that experiences of marginalization, inequality, and prejudice can have on students, and are experienced in therapy, consultation, and outreach to address, and/or diminish this impact. The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist psychologist, counselor or social worker.

For more information about the Bucknell Universtiy Counseling & Student Development Center, please click here

Job Duties:
1. Provide clinical assessment for students experiencing personal, developmental and/or psychological problems and those seeking personal growth and development.
2. Engage students in individual and group counseling to address personal, developmental and/or psychological problems as well as to enhance personal growth, health and academic success.
3. Develop, implement and evaluate community intervention programs/outreach services that: a) help prevent problems, b) educate students, staff and faculty about mental health/psychological issues and wellness, and c) teach skills for self-care and community health and safety.
4. Provide emergency and crisis intervention services (e.g., participate in the center's on-call rotation including evenings and weekends).
5. Consult with university staff, faculty, students, family members and other professionals to assist students.
6. Assess need for psychiatric evaluation/medication management and assist with referral.
7. Assist with referrals of students to resources on campus (e.g., career services, student health, etc.) and off campus (e.g., community mental health programs, community clinicians).
8. Provide services consistent with professional ethical standards and generally accepted standards of practice.
9. Actively participate in weekly Staff and Case Conference meetings.

Administrative Responsibilities:
1. Maintain appropriate documentation of services and client records.
2. Contribute to the office's operational responsibilities, e.g., exercise appropriate stewardship of center budget and resources, contribute to center-wide goals and projects, contribute to office planning, assist with divisional and university responsibilities, etc.
3. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice.
4. Engage in both need assessments and service outcome assessments/evaluations to support the effectiveness and efficiency of services. Make appropriate changes in services based on assessment findings.
5. Contribute to, provide direction for, and/or manage and administer projects assigned as part of the center's annual goals or other center or divisional projects.
6. Serve on Divisional and University committees as appropriate.
7. Other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Hold a completed master’s level degree (MA) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania.
3. Experience working with college-aged young adults.
4. Demonstrated multicultural counseling competency.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Completed doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
2. Licensed in Pennsylvania (e.g. Psychologist, LPC, etc.)
3. Experience working in a college/university counseling center setting.
4. Specialized experience and demonstrated competence in providing clinical services related to one or more of the following:
a. Men’s issues and masculinity
b. Diverse populations including but not limited to those who have historically experienced barriers to mental health access (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ community, linguistically diverse backgrounds)
c. Anxiety and DBT skill-building (e.g. distress tolerance, emotional regulation)

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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