Staff Psychologist (Multiple positions) - 8067
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: October 16, 2020
Job Closing Date
About UC Merced
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.
About the Job
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
operations. Ability to function in an environment controlled by
HIPAA, FERPA, and CMIA regulations required. Weekend and evening
hours may be required throughout the year.
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.
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.
Provide individual supervision to pre-doctoral interns and
psychology fellows. Provides group supervision and training
seminars to pre-doctoral interns and psychology fellows.
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 and 1 year of
directly related experience required.
* Licensed to practice in the State of California preferred.
* Must have an earned doctorate (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) in clinical or
counseling psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
* The equivalent of 1500 hours of supervised experience as a
pre-doctoral intern at an APA-accredited or APPICmember internship
* Candidates must demonstrate commitment to servicing
under-represented and/or marginalized populations. Experience
working with Black, African-American, and LGBTQ+ communities in
* Advanced knowledge and skills in counseling practices and methods
as well as developmental tasks and problems encountered by college
* 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 cases.
Ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and report activities
* Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of
* 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 direction.
* An advanced level of self-awareness as to how he/she relates to
others and an ability to effectively modulate this personal style,
as conditions warrant.
* 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
* 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
Background check and fingerprinting may be required.
How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free
workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is
available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
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