Psychologist, Curry Health Center (2462-254)

University Of Montana Missoula , MT 59801

Posted 3 months ago

The University of Montana Curry Health Center (CHC) Counseling Services invites applications for a Psychologist to provide primary mental health care for UM students. The Psychologist will provide formal training and supervision of graduate student trainees. The Psychologist will participate in assessment of quality of services and consumer satisfaction as well as campus mental health care needs. The Psychologist will maintain relationships with campus care providers, administrators, faculty, staff, student advisors, committee members, and community-based mental health care providers. The work of the Psychologist is complex, requiring a broad range of skills in assessment, individual and group therapy, case management, clinical supervision, consultation, and awareness of mental health laws in Montana. The psychologist's work is consistent with the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association and the policies of Curry Health Center.

This position requires incumbent to develop a working knowledge of CHC/Counseling Services policies and procedures and AAAHC accreditation standards; develop a working knowledge of the electronic health record Medicat; develop a working knowledge needed to use the assessment / outcomes measure Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS); develop a working knowledge needed to participate in the assessment of consumer satisfaction; and develop a working knowledge needed to help with assessment of mental health needs and trends.

Required Skills

  • Professional level of skill in individual, group, and crisis counseling. Ability to provide psychological assessments, primarily ADHD assessments, have knowledge of mental health law and ethical standards of the mental health professions, the ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality, have training or experience in cultural competence, have knowledge of clinical diagnoses as reflected in the DSM-V and ICD-10, have knowledge of basic word processing skills, and the ability to maintain records in a thorough and timely fashion.

  • Ability to provide "behavioral assessments" upon request by the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT). These assessments will include a clinical interview and provision of relevant psychological testing to assess a student's level of potential dangerousness to self and/or others and provide relevant recommendations. Ability to compose a timely and comprehensive report, and consult with the BIT as needed.

  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team while adhering to standards of confidentiality, have skills in case presentation and consultation, have the ability to give and receive feedback, have an awareness of multiple professional roles in mental health care, be familiar with campus and community resources, and have the ability to serve as a staff and student training resource.

  • Ability to present on a wide range of psychological topics to UM students, faculty and staff, to help educate them on relevant and important issues that impact their lives in an engaging manner.

  • Possess general knowledge of and skill in the operation of personal computer and related software (electronic medical record, MS Word, PowerPoint, E-mail, and internet), photocopier, fax, and multi-line phone system.

Minimum Required Experience

  • This position requires a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology (from an APA approved program) and must be licensed as a psychologist in Montana. A candidate that is licensed in another state must obtain Montana licensure one year from date-of-hire.

  • Curry Health Center (CHC) strongly encourages all employees to be current with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on immunizations for Health Care Worker (HCW). This will ensure a safe work environment for our employees as well as our patients. The employees who have not been vaccinated will not be able to work if an outbreak occurs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have experience working at a college counseling center, as well as experience addressing substance use disorders.

  • Experience with behavioral health integration in primary health care settings.

About the Curry Health Center Counseling Services, UM , and Missoula

Curry Health Center is the primary health care provider for the students of the University of Montana. We fulfill our campus role of promoting student success by providing direct health care to students; enhancing personal health and development; supporting the campus community through education and public health activities; and providing a variety of learning opportunities for students.

The mission of the Counseling Service is to provide brief, focused psycholgical counseling, to address the problems and needs of UM students, within the time constraints of a semester or less.

The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a student body of approximately 10,000 undergraduates and graduates, including more than 1,500 students of color and more than 900 international students and scholars from more than 70 countries. We encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disability preference in accordance with state law.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

  • University of Montana

  • Video: UM Lifestyles

  • University Highlights

  • City of Missoula

  • Video: There's This Place

  • Destination Missoula

  • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

  • The State of Montana

  • Visit Montana

Position Details

Position Title: Psychologist

Position Number: 010060

Department: Curry Health Center Counseling Services

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), during fall and spring semesters, and 30 hours a week during summer semester, and does not work when school is not in session, i.e. spring break, winter holiday break, etc.

Salary: $33.00/hr - $35.00/hr Position is overtime exempt. Current employee's rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department.

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Monday, December 9, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the 'Priority Application Date' will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

  • Letter of Interest addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.

  • Detailed Resume listing education and describing work experience.

  • Professional References names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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