University of North Carolina Wilmington
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22 Jan 2021
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Working Title Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
External Link to Posting http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/19354
Vacancy Number E500
Position Number 1441
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Department Counseling Center - 40240
Division Student Affairs - 40000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow develops a working knowledge of providing counseling services within a university counseling center and within a Student Affairs context while engaging in required levels of supervision, seminars and Center services.

Postdoctoral fellows will engage in activities including:
• Time-effective individual counseling
• Group counseling and psycho-educational workshops
• Program development and outreach programming
• Consultation regarding developmental and psychological/ emotional health issues
• Campus training (in conjunction with Counseling Center staff)
• Crisis intervention and after-hours on-call services
• A consultation project in an area of interest (consistent with Counseling Center needs)

Fellows are expected to engage in services for a diverse client base and diverse campus organizations. Respect for cultural, intellectual, psycho-social and interpersonal differences is expected to inform the Fellow’s practice. In addition, depending on individual interests and Center needs, opportunities may also exist for additional administrative duties or structured experiences outside the Center to better understand the role and function of university psychologists within Student Affairs and the university community.

Fellows will receive training and supervision designed to prepare them for a broad range of roles within a university counseling center and professional psychology. The program is intended to provide the experience required for licensure in North Carolina and in most states (2000 hours). Fellows are encouraged to be attentive to the requirements of the Licensure Boards for the locales in which they plan to practice.

Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a minimum of 2 hours of clinical supervision per week while engaging in training seminars, case conferences, on-call rotation (including some Holiday coverage), and other staff activities. Applicants must have completed an APA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program including a pre-doctoral internship and completed dissertation prior to beginning the Fellowship. If the doctoral degree is not noted on the transcript, a letter from the applicant’s Program Director attesting to completion of all degree requirements with a degree conferral date will be accepted temporarily. Once the degree is noted on the transcript, an official copy is required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an academic program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is required.

The doctorate must have been earned no earlier than 3 years prior to application for the Fellowship. Completion of a pre-doctoral internship providing experience with a young adult/ college-aged population is required; Eligibility for psychology licensure in the State of North Carolina is required. Strong interpersonal, oral and written skills as well as a demonstrated openness to supervision and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is required.

Experience in providing clinical counseling services and providing crisis intervention services with additional experience in psycho-educational programming for a college-aged population is also required.

An official graduate transcript noting degree completion or if not yet conferred, the statement confirming that all requirements for the doctorate have been completed provided by the candidate’s Academic Program Director is required. Once the degree is conferred, an official transcript will be required as soon as the degree is posted on the transcript.

Transcripts and program completion statements should be mailed to:

Dr. LuAnn Helms, Associate Director
Counseling Center
UNC Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5937

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Completion of an APA/CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship is strongly preferred; Experience working within a college counseling center is strongly preferred.

Interest and experience in developing preventive programming and experience with mindfulness-based interventions is also strongly preferred. The ability to work collaboratively with campus departments and interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor is strongly preferred. In addition, a commitment to the developmental perspective of counseling services is preferred.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Counseling Center provides: general counseling for students (individual, relationship, and group); development and delivery of outreach programming; consultation services (including targeted campus training efforts) for campus constituencies; crisis intervention services, referral services, and training services (including didactic training and clinical supervision) for early career psychologists and participants in the Center’s pre-licensure training program.

College/School Information

In support of the educational mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs, the Counseling Center provides a broad range of psychological, counseling, and educational services that facilitate the personal and academic success of students enrolled at UNCW.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Special Notes to Applicants

The Counseling Center is recruiting for 2 post-doctoral psychology fellow positions that will be available from August 2021 until August 2022. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position. Also, please provide a cover letter that describes which specific skill set you are interested in and your work experience that will support being successful in this role. 3 or more professional references are required.

For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

Months Per Year 12 Months
Position Type Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions 08/19/2022
Job Posting Date 11/24/2020
Posting Close Date 01/22/2021

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