Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: January 12, 2020
Health and Counseling
Counseling and Psychological Services
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled; however, the position may close when
an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Commensurate with education and experience.
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
Under direct supervision of the Associate Director of Counseling
and Psychological Services and designated supervisors, the Staff
Psychologist performs supervised individual, couples, and group
counseling, psychological assessments, intake evaluations, crisis
interventions, and outreaches/workshops to the campus community.
May perform other related tasks that are a part of the agency's
operation. Ability to function in an environment controlled by
HIPAA, FERPA, and CMIA regulations required. Weekend and evening
hours may be required throughout the year.
1. DIRECT SERVICES: Conducts intake interviews with
student-clients. Provides psychological assessment, individual,
couples, and group counseling to student-patients on a scheduled
basis or through crisis intervention. Conducts outreach/workshops
to campus community. Represents CAPS and Student Affairs at public
relations events, as required. Acts as a campus resource and
represents CAPS in the University community. Acts as a liaison
between student-patients and campus, as needed.
2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING: Consults with supervisors
and staff, as needed. Actively obtains and maintains license as a
psychologist in California, including continuing education units.
Attends all-staff seminars and meetings. Interacts with staff and
students in a professional and ethical manner that is consistent
with the APA code of ethics, HIPAA, FERPA, and CMIA regulations.
Provides individual supervision to pre-doctoral interns and
psychology fellows. Provides group supervision and training
seminars to pre-doctoral interns and psychology fellows.
3. CASE MANAGEMENT: Maintains accurate and ethical clinical
documentation on all clinical appointments. Completes clinical
documentation according to the format and timelines established by
CAPS policies. Responds to Director requests for clinical data
needed for administrative reports. Scores and interprets
psychological assessment instruments. Acts as primary resource for
ensuring accurate psychological assessment scoring, interpretation,
and report-writing for all CAPS trainees. Performs additional
job-related duties and responsibilities, as requested.
Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling. Must have an earned
doctorate (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology
from an APA-accredited doctoral program.
Valid license in the State of California as a psychologist.
Advanced knowledge and skills in counseling practices and methods
as well as developmental tasks and problems encountered by college
students, including first-generation college students.
Basic knowledge and skills in psychological assessment practices
and methods as well as appropriate ethical, legal, and university
standards and regulations.
Ability to supervise pre-doctoral interns, psychology fellows, and
other unlicensed clinical staff.
Ability to utilize the current edition of the Diagnostic and
Statistical manual (DSM) in identifying student-patient diagnoses,
Ability to work with complex clinical cases. Ability to establish
case conceptualizations and treatment plans for all clinical
Ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and report activities
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of cultural
Ability to establish rapport with others as a requisite for healthy
and therapeutic relationships.
Ability to deal effectively with a high level of stress,
emotionality, and ambiguity.
Ability to effectively weight and evaluate personal needs,
student-patient needs, and the aims and policies of the agency and
to respond and negotiate these competing needs, as appropriate.
Ability to be both consistent and flexible, as circumstances
Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and
professional manner to students and staff.
Ability to remain calm and supportive in psychological emergencies
and/or crises when provided with appropriate supervision and
An advanced level of self-awareness as to how one relates to others
and an ability to effectively modulate this personal style, as
Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding
performance, presentation, and relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to prepare
written and electronic documents.
Ability to communicate orally, both in person and by telephone.
Ability to communicate via computer email.
Ability to use electronic medical record keeping system.
Ability to occasionally travel to meetings, other campuses, and
Position requires adherence to CANRA guidelines and is a mandated
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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
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