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Staff Psychologist

Apply now Job no: 504418
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Ctr Counseling & Psych Health
Union: PSU
Categories: Health & Medical Services

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Center for Counseling & Psychological Health (CCPH), is responsible for evaluation and treatment of a wide range of patients presenting to clinic; participates in preventative mental health programs as a consultant and leader of workshops; provides specialized services in at least one major program. Crisis/liaison services, including regular intervention with emergency situations and highly acute patient situations.


Essential Functions

  • General range of clinical responsibilities:
    • Evaluations, crisis interventions, brief psychotherapies of a wide range of patients (individuals, couples and groups) presenting to clinic.
    • On-call responsibilities in regular rotation for a variety of urgent and emergency situations in 24-48 hour stints including nights, weekends and holidays.
    • Specialized tasks as defined with director.
    • Functional supervision of psychology interns and teaching within training program; active involvement in the selection of psychology trainees.
    • Provides community consultations and workshops.
    • Prepares timely written documentation of above activities as required.
    • Understand and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating multicultural environment.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Ph.D., or Psy.D. or Ed.D.  in clinical or counseling  psychology or equivalent.
  • Licensure in Massachusetts for practice of psychology. (If licensed in another state, must complete MA license within 9 months of hire).
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience, at least two of which must be post graduate degree.


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Fluency in Mandarin preferred. 


Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, On-call rotation as scheduled on weekends, holidays and evenings.


Salary Information

Level 30

Professional Staff Salary Schedule


Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references. Apply by March 6, 2020 in order to ensure priority consideration. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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