Staff Psychologist/Counselor

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

Bucknell University's Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) is seeking two highly motivated and energetic new staff members who possesses strong generalist skills to join the team. As the campus' primary mental health and psychological wellness service for students, the CSDC is uniquely positioned to make meaningful contributions to Bucknell's initiatives related to diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion on campus. Additionally, we are committed to professional development and are proudly able to offer annual funding for opportunities to foster professional growth. (For more information about the University's CSDC, please click here.)

For these two positions, the Staff Psychologists/Counselors will provide brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns. These positions report to the Director of the CSDC. They are full-time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible positions.

Job Duties:
1. Provide multi-culturally and trauma-informed psychological services, individual psychotherapy and group counseling to students, and crisis management.
2. Assess the need for psychiatric evaluation/medication management and assist with referral.
3. Provide emergency and crisis intervention services (e.g., participate in the center's on-call rotation including evenings and weekends).
4. Consult with university staff, faculty, students, family members and other professionals regarding the mental health needs of students and the Bucknell community; with particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Initiate and respond to requests to provide psycho-educational programming to various groups within the Bucknell community.
5. 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).
6. 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.

Administrative Responsibilities:
1. Maintain electronic clinical records and provide clinical documentation and communications with external practitioners as necessary for comprehensive ethical clinical treatment.
2. Attend and actively participate in clinical staff meetings, clinical case conference meetings, consultations, and assume responsibility for other assignments including serving on divisional and college committees.
3. Provide clinical supervision and training to staff and trainees when needed.
4. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice.
5. 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.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. COUNSELOR LEVEL: Master’s 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; PSYCHOLOGIST LEVEL: 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 or license eligible in Pennsylvania
3. Experience working with college-aged young adults
4. Demonstrated multicultural counseling competency
5. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in advancing diversity topics and supporting multicultural identity development, as well as proven ability to work with diverse individuals and groups
6. Experience with group services (i.e., therapy and support groups)

Preferred Qualifications:
1. 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. Experience working in a college/university counseling center setting
3. Specialized experience and demonstrated competence in providing clinical services related to one or more of the following:
a. Trauma and grief counseling
b. Men’s issues and masculinity
c. 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)
d. Anxiety and DBT skill-building (e.g. distress tolerance, emotional regulation)
e. Disordered eating and body image concerns

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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.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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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