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Counseling Psychologist II

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Counseling Psychologist II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Clinical
Department RHS Counseling & Psych Svcs
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the State of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses. Ranked in 2022 by Forbes as a top 100 best large employer in America, Rutgers’ commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nation’s military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Counseling Psychologist II for Rutgers Student Health. Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), or designee, and under the supervision of a designated licensed staff psychologist offers a full range of psychological interventions for students including triage, crisis intervention, clinical case management and structured group and individual treatment.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Offers prevention, intervention and postvention community-based services for faculty, staff and students.
  • Collaborates with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary University based mental health service and will provide a substantial amount of service in a primary healthcare setting.
  • May offer mentoring and supervision for first year doctoral student in clinical psychology.
  • Conduct screening, triage, assessment and crisis intervention and offer support and appropriate levels of intervention for students.
  • Collaborate effectively with psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, other medical staff, and community mental health professionals. Evaluate students’ needs for additional services and make appropriate referrals.
  • Provide supportive consultation to faculty, staff, and other students regarding response to students with psychological issues and concerning behaviors.
  • Responsible, on rotation, for responding to requests from Residence Life staff and others for emergency after-hours consultation.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu.
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 71087.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 89978.500
Annual Maximum Salary 108870.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or related field.
  • At least one year of full-time clinical experience, or equivalent.
  • Will be eligible for licensure in the state of New Jersey within 2 years of hire.
  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Interest/experience with evidence based, culture-centered, structured treatments for common concerns for university students including Depression, anxiety, affective dysregulation, substance abuse and eating difficulties, etc.
  • Familiarity with developmental issues of college students.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and skill in working with diverse students, staff and faculty.
  • Must have a proven track record of interest and/or experience in culture centered, structured, mental health care that has relevance for working with a wide range of university students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialized expertise and/or experience in working with the LGBTQ community and with Students of Color
  • Demonstrated experience in areas relevant to work with university students seeking daytime on- call, walk-in services including triage/rapid assessment; suicide and violence risk screening; skills necessary to conduct brief assessments and to offer guidance for students to pursue appropriate levels of care to address acute and/or persistent concerns (including inpatient, partial hospital and intensive outpatient levels of care).
  • Special interest in working in a primary care setting with experience in this area preferred.
Equipment Utilized
  • Routine office software; occasional use of SPSS and/or Excel; Medicat Electronic Health Record
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must have own transportation
Special Conditions
  • Clean Driving Record

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0152
Posting Open Date 01/19/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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