Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Posting Details

Posting NumberF0610PWorking TitleCOUNSELING PSYCHOLOGISTDepartmentUHC Counseling & Psychiatric SvcsAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationMinoritiesAdvertised Salary$61,500 - $64,350Anticipated Start Date07/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date03/09/2020Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

The application deadline is open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 22, 2020. The projected start date is September 1, 2020 and is negotiable. All applicants MUST submit three current letters of reference written on professional letterhead and signed. Applications will not be considered completed and eligible for review until all three letters are received.

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Human Resources ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details

Classification TitleCounseling Professional ADPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankAdministrative FacultyContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusNon-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA accredited program and completion of an APA accredited (or equivalent) internship.

Position Summary

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is seeking a licensed clinical/counseling psychologist to fill a full-time administrative faculty position. The selected candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of talented professionals in an integrated medical setting. Staff members share a passion for providing exceptional and innovative mental health services and the highest quality of care to students and eligible members of the University of Georgia community. CAPS is a highly utilized comprehensive mental health clinic that provides a range of services including multiculturally-informed brief counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, couples counseling, group counseling, case management and referral, consultation, and supervision and training. Staff members value inclusivity and strive to reflect the diversity of the University of Georgia student body. Applications are encouraged from individuals with diverse backgrounds and interest in promoting diversity and inclusivity in service delivery.

Additional Requirements

Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-approved (or equivalent) Psychology program and an APA Approved (or equivalent) internship.
Two years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose age and psychological development are similar to those of the CAPS population [i.e. late adolescence (17 years of age) through middle age (50 years of age)].
Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Georgia.
A temporary or permanent license from the State of Georgia must be obtained by the date of first employment.
AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED certification required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

At least 3 years of experience as a licensed psychologist with strong generalist experience.
Two years of experience in a college or university setting providing multiculturally-informed brief individual counseling and psychotherapy, group counseling, clinical assessment, and crisis intervention services to a diverse university student population.
One year of clinical experience in an integrated medical / behavioral health setting.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Background providing time-limited counseling and psychotherapy, group counseling, case management and referral services to traditionally underserved student populations (e.g., students of color, LGBTQQIA+, international students, first generation students, lower SES, rural).

Demonstration of understanding and appreciation for the impact of salient intersecting identities on a student’s experience accessing and navigating health care systems.
Commitment to incorporating social justice issues into clinical work and student advocacy.
Demonstrated interest and experience working with men’s issues.
Previous background working with electronic medical records systems. Point and Click preferred.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner and contribute to an interdisciplinary team environment with other University Health Center staff members and campus and community partners.
Serve as a resource and consultant for colleagues on complex cases.
Demonstrated interest and experience in providing multiculturally-informed training, workshops and clinical supervision to trainees and new professionals.
Ability to provide clinical services in a language other than English. Standard Chinese (Mandarin) or Spanish preferred.
Ability to develop and provide psychoeducational workshops for students and campus and community partners.
Ability to conduct complex analysis and develop treatment plans and recommendations for a diverse caseload of clients presenting with severe and complex mental health concerns.

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Provision of primary (mental health outreach), secondary,and tertiary counseling services to eligible members of the UGA community within the CAPS scope of service. Performs initial consultation evaluations (routine, urgent, and crisis) based on the referring problem. Evaluations focus on arriving at a preliminary diagnosis, an integrated treatment plan, or appropriate referral. Provide consultation within the legal boundaries of release-of-information. Consistent with UHC & CAPS Policy & Procedure manuals, develop idiosyncratic treatment plan based on an investigation of empirically supported treatment options, make appropriate referrals, and accurately document treatment provided. Provide clinical supervision for professional students in training.

Percentage Of Time90Duties/Responsibilities

Be an active, respectful, and engaged member of CAPS & UHC teams and work groups. Actively seek to improve services to eligible members of the UGA community. Participate in PI projects. Attend staff and other assigned meetings/committees.

Percentage Of Time5Duties/Responsibilities

Attend staff and other assigned clinical meetings/committees. Perform other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please describe in detail how your background and experience would be applicable for this position in a College/University setting

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation

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