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Generalist/Suicide Prevention Specialist Postdoctoral Scholar - Counseling Services
University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, Nevada
 
 
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Date Posted 12/09/2021
Category
Admin-Counseling
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu . For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. 

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month position for a combination Generalist/Suicide Prevention Specialist Postdoctoral Fellowship. The postdoctoral fellowship will be divided into: 75% effort working as a generalist clinician and 25% effort working as a counselor on a multi-site NIMH-funded grant (R01 MH116052; PI: Jacqueline Pistorello, Ph.D.) aiming to treat suicidal college students. Participation as a counselor on the grant is voluntary and will include treating suicidal college students and being intensively trained by national experts on two empirically validated, suicidality-focused approaches: Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Other areas of focus (e.g., groups) may also be considered dependent on interest and available supervision.

Under supervision, the Postdoctoral Fellow will provide a full range of psychological counseling, including CAMS and DBT, crisis intervention, and outreach services to university students. This position will receive a comprehensive training experience in University Counseling Services. This position has a combined “generalist” and suicidality-focused approach, and provides opportunities for prevention and awareness outreach and consultation for the university community. The majority of this work is accomplished via one-to-one contact with students, but may also be extended to faculty, campus organizations and other professional members of the community.

The preferred start date for this position is August 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited institution in clinical or counseling psychology conferred prior to the start of the postdoctoral fellowship. The candidate must have completed a doctoral internship, in which they received supervision for counseling and psychotherapy activities, by the anticipated start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of a doctoral internship at an APA-accredited site

Experience providing counseling services to underserved populations and passion/interest in serving members from diverse groups.

Experience or an interest in multicultural programming and collaborative outreach activities on a university campus.

Interest in developing expertise in CAMS/DBT and/or suicide prevention.
 

Compensation Grade

Postdoctoral Scholar: $53,000 a year for a full-time, 12-month position.

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

The University of Nevada Counseling Services is a growing university counseling center that provides individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, outreach including educational workshops and presentations, general consultation and sport psychology consultation, and referrals to community health care providers. These services are undertaken in accordance with the following mission – the mission of Counseling Services is to provide psychological services to University of Nevada Reno students to support and facilitate their personal and academic success and development. 

We invite you to take a moment to see a short video about our center here

Also, please check out our website: https://www.unr.edu/counseling

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services acknowledges, accepts, and embraces diversity in its multiple forms, including but not limited to ability, age, cultural identity, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, language, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race, and religion.  We are committed to providing a safe, affirming, accepting, and empowering environment in our relationships amongst our staff and trainees as well as our clients, the university, and the community as a whole.

Counseling Services provides education and training in diversity, equity, and inclusion competency to practicum students, doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and our professional staff. The professional staff currently consists primarily of licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers in addition to several clinical trainees.

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu .

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Highest consideration will be given to applications received by January 7, 2022

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

  

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

    

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu . For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. 

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month position for a combination Generalist/Suicide Prevention Specialist Postdoctoral Fellowship. The postdoctoral fellowship will be divided into: 75% effort working as a generalist clinician and 25% effort working as a counselor on a multi-site NIMH-funded grant (R01 MH116052; PI: Jacqueline Pistorello, Ph.D.) aiming to treat suicidal college students. Participation as a counselor on the grant is voluntary and will include treating suicidal college students and being intensively trained by national experts on two empirically validated, suicidality-focused approaches: Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Other areas of focus (e.g., groups) may also be considered dependent on interest and available supervision.

Under supervision, the Postdoctoral Fellow will provide a full range of psychological counseling, including CAMS and DBT, crisis intervention, and outreach services to university students. This position will receive a comprehensive training experience in University Counseling Services. This position has a combined “generalist” and suicidality-focused approach, and provides opportunities for prevention and awareness outreach and consultation for the university community. The majority of this work is accomplished via one-to-one contact with students, but may also be extended to faculty, campus organizations and other professional members of the community.

The preferred start date for this position is August 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited institution in clinical or counseling psychology conferred prior to the start of the postdoctoral fellowship. The candidate must have completed a doctoral internship, in which they received supervision for counseling and psychotherapy activities, by the anticipated start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of a doctoral internship at an APA-accredited site

Experience providing counseling services to underserved populations and passion/interest in serving members from diverse groups.

Experience or an interest in multicultural programming and collaborative outreach activities on a university campus.

Interest in developing expertise in CAMS/DBT and/or suicide prevention.
 

Compensation Grade

Postdoctoral Scholar: $53,000 a year for a full-time, 12-month position.

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

The University of Nevada Counseling Services is a growing university counseling center that provides individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, outreach including educational workshops and presentations, general consultation and sport psychology consultation, and referrals to community health care providers. These services are undertaken in accordance with the following mission – the mission of Counseling Services is to provide psychological services to University of Nevada Reno students to support and facilitate their personal and academic success and development. 

We invite you to take a moment to see a short video about our center here

Also, please check out our website: https://www.unr.edu/counseling

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services acknowledges, accepts, and embraces diversity in its multiple forms, including but not limited to ability, age, cultural identity, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, language, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race, and religion.  We are committed to providing a safe, affirming, accepting, and empowering environment in our relationships amongst our staff and trainees as well as our clients, the university, and the community as a whole.

Counseling Services provides education and training in diversity, equity, and inclusion competency to practicum students, doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and our professional staff. The professional staff currently consists primarily of licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers in addition to several clinical trainees.

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu .

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Highest consideration will be given to applications received by January 7, 2022

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

  

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

    

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


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