The Student Counseling Center at Whittier College seeks Post Doc Fellow.
Within the Division of Student Life, this position supports student retention and student success in alignment with the curriculum focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Engagement and Wellness. Through counseling and supportive services, the Whittier College Student Counseling Center equips students to thrive by developing and encouraging mental and emotional health, with approximately 20% of the student body utilizing our no-cost, short-term counseling services. The Whittier College Student Counseling Center is offering a11-month, full-time (40 hours/week) post-doctoral fellowship position for the 2023-24 academic year. Reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center, and under the supervision of licensed psychologists, this position provides opportunity for training and provision of services in crisis intervention, individual counseling and consultation, outreach and programming, as well as consultation with practicum level doctoral trainees. Experience with a short-term, solution-focused treatment model and clinical work with young adults/college students is required.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full Time/Exempt: 11 months (August 1, 2023 – June 28, 2024)-Benefit Eligible
Salary Range: $31,250-$32,000 annually; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Director, Counseling Center
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Counseling Center
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow specializes in the provision of diagnostic/clinical intake and triage for service referrals both on and off campus, with a focus on an equitable health model for all students.
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow provides individual counseling utilizing a short-term counseling model to a diverse undergraduate student population, in alignment with the Division and College priorities of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow conducts and consults on crisis intervention needs, in the center, across campus and through the on-call/after hours service available to students.
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow consults with students, staff, faculty, parents and community as needed to support the culture of care which is definitive to the experience of Whittier College students.
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow will act as a consultant to doctoral level practicum students on-site by providing weekly tape review and consultation on casework, roleplaying skills/interventions and providing several didactic trainings for these students each term.
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow will participate in affinity-based and identity-conscious program development, workshops, classroom presentations/lectures and special projects as they arise. S/he work with outreach coordinator to oversee assignment of practicum students to various outreach opportunities on campus; will model professional outreach presentations and/or collaborate with practicum students on presentations; will assist students in preparing appropriate content for psychoeducational outreach presentations, including structuring an evaluative component and keeping statistics on outreach suitable for the annual report. Programming will focus on supporting student retention and success in collaboration with the Student Life Division colleagues.
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow will participate on special committees (within Student Life and campus-wide) as directed and may work on special projects as they arise under the Director’s supervision.
- The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize the Let’s Talk consultation program offered at campus locations outside of the Counseling Center.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Non-essential Functions of the Job
None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements
Required Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology conferred by 7/30/23. Thorough understanding of the impact of diverse identities and lived narrative in young adult development; basic challenges to mental and physical health for college students, especially post-COVID; knowledge and experience in crisis intervention strategies, risk management and ensuring safety of clients. Knowledge/experience in basic public speaking and/or presentation skills/topics for the young adult/college population.
Experience with a short-term, solution-focused treatment model. Experience with public-speaking, outreach and/or training of graduate students in Psychology.
Will continue to be reviewed until the position(s) are filled.
Required Application Materials
All application materials will be treated as confidential documents. Please send the following materials:
- A cover letter briefly describing your interest in Whittier College Counseling Center’s post-doctoral training.
- A curriculum vita, which includes your date (or anticipated date) of graduation/completion of dissertation.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have personal knowledge of your clinical skills (at least two letters should be from clinical supervisors).
- Official transcripts of graduate work.
To be considered for this position, submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (Subject Line: “Post-Doc Application”) or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE. The position is based in Whittier, California.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law