Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Counseling & Testing Center
posted on July 13, 2012
Northern Arizona University¿s Counseling Services (NAU CS) offers a Psychology Post-Doctoral Residency focused on university student mental health. This is a benefits-eligible 12-month, non-recurring position (August 13, 2012-August 9, 2013). The post-doctoral residency is designed to provide greater specialization and increased professional responsibilities preparing the resident for independent practice. The post-doctoral training program in Counseling Services has applied for membership in the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium, which is an APPIC member program. As such, the residency program is designed to meet all the requirements of the Training Consortium. Additional information about the Consortium can be found on their website: http://www.azpa.org
• Post-doctoral residents offer direct counseling services to NAU undergraduate and graduate students via brief individual, couples, and group counseling. They also provide daytime crisis services, and participate in evening/weekend emergency on-call rotation.
• Direct services include initial assessment, crisis coverage, mandated behavioral assessments, ongoing individual and couples counseling, group screenings/therapy, clinical consultation and outreach presentations.
• Support Activities include clinical planning and documentation, outreach and organizational consultation and professional development activities.
• Training Activities include clinical supervision, attending Case and Psychiatric consultation meetings and attendance at Consortium training events 2 days/month (i.e., average 4 hours/week). Consortium training events rotate between Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff.
• Evening/weekend emergency on-call duty is assigned 2-3 times/semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) for one week at a time. One week of duty earns 8 hours of compensatory time, which the resident uses in lieu of working one 8 hour workday in the same week as the oncall duty (to assure the resident is not working more than 40 hours total in that week).
Satisfaction of all academic requirements for the doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
Experience in a college or university counseling center.
Demonstrated competency with multicultural and other diverse populations.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Ability to actively engage in clinical practice with university students in ongoing counseling, crisis intervention and outreach programming.
• Knowledge of college student development theories and practice.
• Ability to manage a very full caseload within a time-limited clinical setting.
• Ability to work with people from a variety of cultural and other diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to attend training seminars held at training sites across the state. Residents will be driving to Phoenix, Tucson and other locations. Overnight lodging at the resident¿s expense is occasionally required.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
The stipend available for this post-doctoral residency position is $30,000 per year.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
August 9, 2012 by midnight.