Staff Psychologist - Georgetown UniversitysCounseling and Psychiatric Service
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Georgetown University has a full-time opening in its Counseling and Psychiatric Service for a licensed staff psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, or licensed professional counselor with a major focus on working with Black/African American and other underrepresented minority students at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and on the Main Campus. We are looking for applicants who display an understanding of factors that can uplift black/African American and underrepresented minority students, who show competence in assisting students navigate high stress and competitive academic settings, and are able to promote student wellbeing. The work is challenging in a good way, and so we need someone who is dedicated, committed, and collaborative, and will work to enhance the lives of BIPOC students and others they may touch.
Key responsibilities of this position center around fostering the success of marginalized students through the process of triage, assessment, short-term individual and group therapy, referrals where needed, programming, outreach and advocacy. Additionally, collaboration with Medical Center and Main Campus deans, faculty, staff, and potentially other students will be crucial in furthering the well-being of our students. Administratively, CAPS lies within the University's Division of Student Affairs, described below.
This position was inspired by recommendations made by the Racial Justice Committee for Change (RJCC) at Georgetown University's School of Medicine. This is part of the University's ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion and centering the wellbeing needs of BIPOC students. Although this position may serve students of various backgrounds, we anticipate that a significant component of the work undertaken by this clinician will need to be informed by a deep and specific understanding of the unique lived experiences of Black/African-American and other underrepresented minority students, particularly in the context of a predominantly white institution. A critical component to success in this position will be a knowledge and awareness of the impact of racial trauma and stress, Black identity development, and multi-racial and intersecting identities.
This position entails the following responsibilities:
Direct Clinical Service
Conduct triage of students presenting for services and mental health/psychological intake assessments.
Provide culturally competent individual and group psychotherapy.
Provide crisis intervention services.
Conduct support groups as needed
Maintain effective case management to ensure that patient dispositions are successfully completed.
50% of time will be spent serving students on each campus. Time spent on Main Campus will have a higher percentage of time allocated to students presenting for triage.
Document and maintain timely and accurate client records.
Provide campus based clinical services at the Medical Center and on Main Campus
Maintain current knowledge regarding professional practices, ethics, and laws.
Availability for late afternoon and some early evening work twice a week.
Create programming and outreach events primarily centered around BIPOC issues on Main Campus and on the Medical Center Campus
Serve as an advocate for and support underrepresented minority students
Provide consultation to students, faculty, and staff regarding mental health and behavioral and student life issues.
Communicate with University personnel and other concerned individuals, such as deans, faculty members, family members, and other concerned students.
Supervision and Other Duties
Receive and/or provide clinical supervision as assigned.
Attend scheduled staff meetings.
Participate on CAPS and University Committees as assigned.
Professional licensure in the District of Columbia in one of the fields noted above.
Prior experience in mental health work and specialized knowledge in working with the BIPOC populations.
A demonstrated ability and commitment to the mission of social justice; experience in advocacy and furthering an environment of equity and inclusion.
Experience and/or demonstrated interest in university mental health work, especially with graduate populations
Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Administratively, CAPS is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission of Georgetown University by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community. Georgetown's Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) serves as the university's primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals
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