Staff Psychologist/Counselor and Trauma Prevention & Education Coordinator
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 5852
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Staff Psychologist/Counselor and Trauma Prevention & Education Coordinator provides clinical services, leadership, and training within the Wellness Center's integrated healthcare model to support the provision of outpatient counseling services for students struggling with trauma-related concerns. This position serves to coordinate prevention and education efforts with other campus constituents around issues related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. This position also serves to support the efforts of the Wellness Center (and the College as a whole) to better understand and minimize the impact of homophobia, transphobia, racial stress, racial trauma, and discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or gender identity on our students. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of systems of oppression, as well as ways to address access and equity issues within healthcare and education. Approximately 50% of this position is focused on providing clinical mental health services, including, but not limited to, conducting initial mental health assessments, providing individual and/or group therapy, and providing crisis assessment and intervention. This position will also participate in the after-hours on-call rotation. Successful candidates will be able to articulate ways in which they will assist the Wellness Center in connecting with particular groups of marginalized students who face additional stigma regarding the use or counseling services.
Provide direct clinical mental health services to students, including assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention.
Plan, implement, and assess prevention and education efforts regarding sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking within the student body, coordinating these efforts with other campus constituents.
Plan, implement, and assess prevention and education efforts regarding trauma related to various forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or gender identity, coordinating these efforts with other campus constituents.
Provide support, training, and consultation to Wellness Center staff regarding trauma-related issues, as well as consultation to other college personnel, students, and students' families regarding trauma and other mental health issues.
Advise the Executive Director of the Wellness Center regarding internal policies at the Wellness Center and external policies at the College more broadly, in relation to issues of trauma and systemic inequities.
Department: Wellness Center
Required: Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
Preferred: Doctoral Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.