This staff psychologist position is a generalist position focused on providing counseling and therapy services to students as well as providing outreach programming on a variety of topics relevant to college student adjustment, mental health and well-being. Specific expertise in a variety of areas related to college students is encouraged and welcomed. Recently the UKCC has had an embedded clinician in the College of Medicine. There may be other opportunities to do this type of embedded work with various colleges or specific campus populations. The UKCC is committed to inclusive excellence, welcoming a wide range of clients for psychological services and those seeking consultation. Our staff is diverse in many ways and we strive to mirror the population we serve in the UK community. UKCC strives to serve students in ways that support and affirm all of their identities. We welcome candidates who will continue to expand our reach to marginalized and under-represented students, including but not limited to persons of color, international, first-generation, veterans, those with disabilities, and LGBTQ*. Our ideal candidate possesses an understanding of intersectionality and how it impacts the daily lives of students.
This Psychologist Staff I position provides UK students direct psychological services and programming in the areas of personal concerns, academic success, and career exploration/decision-making, as well as providing outreach, crisis intervention, and consultation services. These functions support the Center and University mission of retention and the success of our students. Candidates must have completed ALL requirements for the PhD or PsyD or EdD in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or other applied psychology (including all coursework, the dissertation defense, final dissertation submission, and internship) by the start date, and be eligible for temporary license as a Psychologist in Kentucky. Please attach the following: (1) Resume/CV (Resume) (2) Specific Request 1 Names and contact information for 4 references who can address skills relevant to university counseling center work. (3) Specific Request 2 A detailed statement describing: Specific experience in any of the following areas: eating disorders, DBT, ADHD/LD assessments, trauma, substance abuse, or autism spectrum; services for college students who are African-American, first-generation, international or who have disabilities, fluency in languages(s) other than English.
Our Counseling Center seeks individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive atmosphere and healthy relationships. No post-doctoral experience is required (though it is preferred).
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD/PsyD/EdD + 0 years of PAID experience + eligible for temporary license as a psychologist in Kentucky.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.