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Post-Doc Psychology Fellow
Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 05/16/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply now Job no:499469
Work type:Exempt Staff Full-time
Categories:Health Care

Responsible for helping to implement multiculturally sensitive psychological services delivery to the campus community and its broader constituency under supervision of a licensed psychologist. The goal is to maintain or enhance intrapsychic and interpersonal health; achieved specifically under a supervision contract with a licensed Union County Public Schools psychologist and through collaboration and consultation with faculty, staff, parents and appropriate others in addition to the direct service provided to students. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community .

1. Provide group and individual psychotherapy and counseling, psychological evaluation and assessment and treatment consultation and recommendation/referral for graduate and undergraduate students at Lehigh
*Participate in intake process for clients, conducting triage evaluations and assessments with referral for treatment if appropriate
*Provide group, couples, family and individual psychotherapy as appropriate to the University setting and in keeping with current resources
*Utilize psychological instruments and provide evaluations for students as appropriate
*Perform case management via referrals, correspondence, scheduling, treatment planning, case conceptualization and reviewing session video
*Chart case files and manage files
*Participate in informal staff consultation and formal weekly case conference sessions focused on clinical treatment

2. Consultation, outreach, education and academic teaching
*Provide psychological consultation services to students, parents, faculty, coaches, staff and related constituency
*Coordinate provision of liaison relationships and services to various offices and specialty groups within the University
*Provide psycho-educational outreach programs for graduate and undergraduate students in residence halls, fraternities, sororities and other student clubs and organizations
*Provide performance enhancement interventions and additional psychological services for students, student groups and organizations

3. Training and supervision
*Provide weekly individual supervision and consultation with trainee(s)
*Conduct occasional topical or process seminars and group supervision meetings when applicable and provide additional consultation as needed with focus on assisting assigned supervisees in developing professional and counseling skills
*Attend weekly case conference with clinical staff for ongoing professional development
*Receive two hours a week consultation and supervision with a licensed psychologist and/or designee in the Union County Public Schools (UCPS)

4. Provide alcohol and other drug and addictions services
*Provide alcohol and other drug and addictions assessment, feedback, treatment and referral for voluntary and mandated clients
*Educate students, parents, faculty and staff on alcohol, drug and other addiction related issues via outreach programs and consultation
*Provide consultation and assistance to the parents, faculty, staff and other persons concerned about a student's substance use or addictive behaviors
*Work with students who are concerned about a friend or family member's problem with alcohol and/or other drug use and addictions and identify ways to approach the person

5. Provide 24-hour 7 day/week crisis intervention, threat assessment and risk management as necessary
*Serve in "on call" capacity
*Provide crisis and "walk-in" assessment, therapy and consultation
*Consult with professional colleagues and critical administrative staff
*Make appropriate referrals to internal and external care providers
*Follow-up for treatment and management
*Document appropriate information for legal review

6. Professional activities and development
*Study professional literature and attend professional seminars, trainings and conferences to develop and maintain competence as trainee and integrate roles of scientist and practitioner
*Receive regular consultation and supervision with UCPS professional staff and attend weekly case conference with UCPS clinical staff

Grade: 7-40

Position Number: S63720

Special Considerations

This position is funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position

This position is a one-year term appointment

Eligible for 2 weeks paid leave in lieu of vacation; all paid leave can be taken during the following periods: mid-December through mid-January, during Spring break, and mid-May through mid-August; or as approved by their supervisor

This position works with minors

This position is expected to work partially remotely while the campus remains in a limited capacity due to COVID-19: in the future it is expected that this position will be staffed on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community


Doctoral Degree in Psychology or related field; experience in psychotherapy and consultation in a university counseling center preferred

One to three years related work experience

Supervisory experience preferred

Solid analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships

Excellent organizational skills, time management and sound judgment

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety.  Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

Advertised:May 14, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Open until filled

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