Position: Generalist position — Full-time (12 month) in a large university counseling center with an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship.
Responsibilities:Provide personal & career counseling and crisis intervention, within the modalities of individual, couple, and group counseling formats through the use of a multiculturally competent approach; provide consultation and outreach to faculty, staff, students, and parents; serve on departmental, division, and university committees; engage in supervision/training, applied research, program coordination and development.
Required Education and Experience:
Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association preferred. One year full-time supervised APA-accredited internship in college or university counseling center or other relevant setting.
Preferred Education and Experience: The successful candidate will have experience working within a university or college counseling center from a multiculturally competent brief-oriented model of service delivery and possess experience and training in a professional area of expertise relevant to college and university counseling center work, or be willing to develop a relevant area of expertise. Bilingual (Spanish/English) applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and note this skill on their cover letter.
Eligible to become a licensed psychologist in the State of Texas within one year of the date of employment.Must maintain licensure for continued employment.
Other Requirements:Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary team environment. Ability to relate effectively and harmoniously with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.Possess strong student service orientation.Ability to function effectively within the organizational and administrative structure of a university counseling center.Adherence to the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for the relevant Texas State Licensing Board and all relevant laws of the state of Texas. A commitment to multicultural work and growth is required.
Salary, Benefits, and Appointment Period: The Psychologist I entry-level annual salary for the academic year 2019-2020 is $59,000. The Student Counseling Service (SCS) has a career ladder that currently provides significant salary increases each time the staff member progresses through level I – IV.Employment appointments are made on an annual basis.Benefits include:Health, vision, dental (optional), life insurance, retirement program, professional travel funds, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.
Student Counseling Service:The SCS is one of 17 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. The SCS staff is composed of a director, three associate directors, four assistant directors, eighteen psychologists, sixteen professional counselors, six pre-doctoral interns, six practicum counselors, one case referral coordinator, one psychiatrist, one psychiatric nurse practitioner, three IT specialists, one HelpLine coordinator, one business administrator, six associate staff, and two student workers.Approximately 35-40 trained undergraduate and graduate students serve as members of the center’s after-hours HelpLine crisis line.The internship training program has been continuously accredited by APA since 1983.
Texas A&M University:Texas A&M University in College Station is the Flagship University of the Texas A&M University System. Spring 2018 enrollment for the university was over 60,000 students, making it one of the five largest universities in the nation. Texas A&M University offers more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 240 masters and doctoral degree programs. Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, and is the only land, sea, and space grant university in Texas. The university offers a rich variety of cultural, recreational, athletic, and community education programs.
College Station and Bryan, Texas:The combined population of the College Station/Bryan area is approximately 250,000.College Station and Bryan are located 95 miles northwest of Houston, 95 miles east of Austin, the state capitol, 200 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth, and 150 miles northeast of San Antonio.Excellent schools, shopping, and recreational facilities are available in the community and surrounding areas.
Application Deadline:These positions are open until filled. Only completed applications will be reviewed.
Start Date: Anticipated start date of August 1, 2019 for applicants completing internship, or earlier for applicants who are able to begin sooner.
Application Materials:Applicants should apply online at https://www.tamu.edu/about/employment.html.
Applicants must submit: a current resume or Curriculum Vitae. A cover letter should be submitted stating the applicant's interest in working in a university counseling center, how this position relates to the applicant's professional interests, details listing the applicant’s experience as it pertains to the requirements of the position, and information about the applicant’s training/interest in a professional area of expertise relevant to college and university counseling center work. Please highlight experience working with college students or young adults for individual counseling/therapy, group work, outreach, and crisis intervention. Please note if able to provide fluent counseling in Spanish as well as specific experience providing culturally competent work to the Latinx community. Letters of reference from three professionals familiar with the applicant's training, experience, and skills may be attached but are not required. Degrees will be verified prior to an employment offer.
Application Process:A Search Committee will review completed applications, conduct phone interviews with selected applicants, and make recommendations to the Director for onsite or video interviews.
Additional Information:Further information about this position may be obtained by contacting:
Lanice Bennett, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Further information about application materials may be directed to GeNae Welch at [email protected].
To learn more about the Student Counseling Service, visit our web site at http://scs.tamu.edu.
Texas A&M University is committed to diversity. It is our policy not to discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Furthermore, we will maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.