Provide direct psychological services to Rider students; crisis triage and intervention; professional consultation to Rider students and staff; assist with office operations and functioning as needed. This position is a temp position with a strong possibility to perm. Telecommuting options are available.
The start date is as soon as possible
There is an evident heightened concern of student mental well-being, the prioritization of which directly associates with student retention and persistence to graduation. The last several years have seen a higher proportion of students entering the university with preexisting psychological and psychiatric conditions and greater mental health needs. Complicating the situations faced by current students has been the ongoing pandemic, social unrest, economic stressors, and the need for students to overhaul their expectations of the college experience
The successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to supporting students across a broad range of identities and experiences such as underrepresented, marginalized, and/or under-resourced students inclusive of economic background, education level, ethnicity, gender identity, and expression, immigration status, political views, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status.
Experience in clinical mental health counseling; experience with a variety of mental health issues, psychiatric disorders, and adjustment issues Skill in case conceptualization and treatment planning; excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
Flexible to work 8:30-5:00 Monday – Friday, occasional evenings and weekends
About Rider University:
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.
Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.
Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its
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About Rider University
"As a learner-centered University dedicated to the education of the whole student, Rider provides students the intellectual resources and breadth of student life opportunities of a comprehensive university with the personal attention and close student-faculty interactions of a liberal arts college.Through a commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship and experiential opportunities, faculty on both campuses provide undergraduate and graduate students rigorous and relevant programs of study to expand their intellectual, cultural and personal horizons and develop their leadership skills. Our highly regarded programs in the arts, social sciences, sciences, music, business and education challenge students to become active learners who can acquire, interpret, communicate and apply knowledge within and across disciplines to foster the integrative thinking required in a complex and rapidly changing world."