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Assistant Director/Staff Psychologist


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  University Counseling Center (10001028)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

This is a professional position in which the incumbent supervises staff and trainees in clinical and administrative matters and also provides psychotherapy services for students. The incumbent diagnoses or evaluates mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administers programs of treatment through the University Counseling Center and has primary responsibility for daily management of a UCC service area as designated by the director. This position reports to the Director, University Counseling Center.


This is a 12-month supervisor-practitioner position focused on expansion and oversight of the University Counseling Center's training program, with the goal of obtaining designation as an APA- accredited pre-doctoral internship site.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Manages and supervises personnel in a designated service area of the UCC (clinical, training, or outreach) as assigned by the director.
  • Manages resources in the designated service area.
  • Provides direct clinical supervision of the graduate trainees and any other staff as assigned by the Director.
  • Assumes on-call responsibilities and provides consultations to staff as needed regarding crisis interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Provides individual, couples and group outpatient psychotherapy for students in a time effective manner.
  • Provides crisis and consultation services to the campus.
  • Consults with the Director regarding student problems and programs regarding psychiatric or psychological evaluations and/or possible withdrawals.
  • Consults and works closely with staff from the division and around the university to promote the designated service area.
  • Provides psycho-educational programming for the campus community.
  • Maintains adequate and timely records related to all UCC duties as outlined in UCC policy.
  • Utilizes technology to efficiently and effectively provide services.
  • May provide clinical services to the Employee Assistance Program as assigned by the Director.
  • May provide services in UCC areas other than the designated area.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Manages day-to-day operations of a designated service area.
  2. Provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy for students and may perform similar duties with the EAP program.
  3. Coordinates and supervises clinical activities of staff and assigned trainees.
  4. Provides after-hours crisis/emergency on-call duties.

Minimum Education/Experience

Education: Doctorate Degree from an accredited college or university in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.
Licensure: Must be licensed or license eligible as a Psychologist with the Mississippi Board of Psychology. If license eligible, must complete licensure requirements within 12 months of date of hire.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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