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SS - Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Psychological Services Center

St. George's University invites applicants for a full-time Faculty position in the Department of Psychological Services Centre beginning 8/1/2018.

Job Description:

We are seeking an early, mid-, or late-career generalist with a strong interest in working with international and Caribbean students in a university Psychological Services Centre, who can work collaboratively to help nurture a healthy campus environment for all.

The clinician's primary responsibility:

  • To provide direct clinical services, including group, individual and couples counseling to St. George's University students, staff, faculty, and their dependents.
  • Have experience with a wide range of mental health concerns and levels of severity.
  • Have experience providing consultation, outreach, and training for a variety of groups.

Special requirements:

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: men's issues, group psychotherapy, substance abuse, trauma, sexual assault prevention, assessment/psychological testing, and psychotherapy and outreach with under-served/under-represented minority groups.

Qualifications:

The clinician must have:

  • Terminal graduate degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or clinical social work
  • Licensed as a mental health professional in a jurisdiction approved by St. George's University, preferably the US or Canada.
  • Employment with St. George's University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience and expertise working with university students and staff, including crisis assessment, management, and intervention, short term treatment, outreach and referrals;
  • Experience and expertise working in settings with more severe populations;
  • Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritise and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships;
  • Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues and social justice, and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups;
  • Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards, and ethics;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain a case management and tracking system;
  • Interest and experience with training and supervising students from various disciplines at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral level

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV and Cover Letter should be submitted to be considered. Click here to apply.
  • Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars.
  • Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.

St. George's University is a truly international recognized institution located in the English-speaking Caribbean island of Grenada, attracting students from over 80 nations.  It boasts a new, rapidly developing and expanding campus, designed to meet the needs of modern innovative instruction. The University includes internationally recognized Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and a Graduate Studies Program. The School offers a unique opportunity to work in a stimulating multicultural environment (http://www.sgu.edu/life-at-sgu/index.html). Alongside a dedicated faculty and highly motivated student body, St. George's University emphasizes the highest standards of teaching, while encouraging research and hosting the Windward Island Research Foundation (WINDREF) on campus.

 

Peer Mentors

The PSC welcomes SGU students to volunteer as Peer Mentors. Duties will not be so demanding as to interfere with studies. They will include:

  • Serving on the PSC Advisory Committee and assisting with:
    • Program and policy development.
    • Liaison between PSC and the student body.
    • Regular needs assessment and advising clinicians on results.
    • Developing and implementing marketing strategies.
    • Mental health screenings and other outreach efforts (e.g., substance abuse prevention).
    • Inclusiveness initiatives (e.g., welcoming diverse community members).
  • Supporting peers who are in crisis (e.g., post-assault).

Successful applicants are trained in paraprofessional counseling by PSC clinicians. Preference will be given to those with prior experience in the mental health fields and who are in their first term of studies at SGU. Desire to help others is required. Women and men from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in being a Peer Mentor, please submit a brief cover letter and vita or resume to the Peer Mentor Coordinator in the PSC. Appropriate persons will be contacted for an interview.