Assistant Specialist (Psychologist)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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to begin approximately April 2013

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under general supervision of the Director or designee, this position supports the mission of the UHM Counseling and Student Development Center in providing the highest quality, accessible and culturally competent mental health services to a diverse range of students to enhance their lives and promote social, personal, and academic growth. The primary emphasis of the position is the provision of direct service to students which will account for no less than 60% time. This position will perform a wide range of complex tasks including: Provide individual and group counseling services to students including limited career counseling and assessment. Conduct intake interviews. Provide crisis counseling and drop-in services, including daytime and some evening/weekend on-call services. Administer and interpret psychological tests (i.e. LD/ADHD, career) and prepare assessment reports. Participate in the pre-doctoral psychology intern training program by providing individual clinical supervision and leading training seminars. Develop and implement outreach interventions, workshops, and psycho educational programs. Provide faculty, staff and student consultations. Respond to campus requests for classroom presentations, talks, panels, information fairs, etc. Participate in Center, Division, and Campus-wide activities and programs including leadership in those programs where interest and expertise are present. Respond to service requests for participation and contributions to programs and activities as appropriate. Engage in professional development through contributions and participation in CSDC staff development series and other professional activities. Other duties as assigned by the Director. In addition, this position is expected to: participate in meetings, on teams and committees; carry out necessary charting and data requirements; and act in a manner consistent with the APA code of ethics and state of Hawai

  • 'i statutes and rules governing the practice of psychology. The successful candidate should also have strong interest in issues related to diversity, as this is a core value at CSDC. This individual will work closely with others as part of our staff as well as with other colleagues, thus good teamwork skills are essential. Minimum Qualifications Master’s Degree and additional 30 credits of graduate study in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited university. Completion of an APA-accredited internship. Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in the State of Hawai'i. Licensure must be attained within 18 months of start date. Minimum of three years of clinical experience, after the Master's Degree, in a university counseling service or equivalent mental health setting providing psychological direct services to young adults and adults. A predoctoral psychology internship may count as one year.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct brief psychotherapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct career counseling and provide interpretation of career inventories and assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and provide crisis intervention with severely disturbed young adults and adults.
  • Demonstrated skills in consultation work with professional and non-professional colleagues. Demonstrated skills in providing outreach and prevention services.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in psychological assessment (i.e. LD/ADHD, career) and efficient production of assessment reports.
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental issues and problems typical of young adults.
  • Working knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as personal and professional integrity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, competency in, and sensitivity to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented and/or underserved population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal and State of Hawai'i laws and professional ethics pertaining to the practice of psychology and related mental health practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved program.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship in a university counseling center.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise predoctoral psychology interns and graduate practicum trainees.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with women’s issues, sexual assault, body image issues, and/or eating disorders.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Asian and Pacific Islander students.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) students.
  • Professional experience working in a community college setting providing counseling and psychological services.

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