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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Staff Psychologist

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75591
  • Pay Grade: P10
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Health Services
  • Function: Counseling/Psychology



Coordinates and provides a range of psychological assessments and reports, as well as direct and indirect professional counseling services, for Boise State University students, faculty and staff. Direct services include treatment for a full range of mental conditions via individual, multi-person, and group counseling, crisis intervention, AODA evaluations, and various psychological assessments. This position provides direct clinical supervision to other mental health clinicians. Indirect services include case management and involvement in outreach/preventative programs. This position collaborates with mental health providers, medical providers and other members of the university and local community to ensure effective treatment.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.  Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology
  • Active licensure by the state of Idaho as a Clinical or Counseling Psychologist
  • Knowledge and experience in administration of psychological assessment tools
  • Knowledge and experience in clinical supervision
  • Knowledge and experience in individual and group psychotherapy and counseling theories and practices


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge, awareness, skills and experience related to administration of psychological assessment tools; providing individual, multi person and group counseling; multicultural competence/humility, empathy, advance listening skills, problem solving, wide repertoire of intervention strategies, knowledge of ethical principles, mastery of intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics; excellent assessment skills, diagnosis skills, thorough understanding of abnormal behavior/psychopathology, experience/ knowledge working on a highly integrated clinical team.
  • Knowledge, awareness, skills, and experience in clinical supervision, professional training in the field of psychology, counseling, and/or social work, leadership modeling, ethical guidelines, state statutes, professional development, and training models.
  • Competency in a wide variety of psychology topical areas, enthusiasm for teaching/presenting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; shifting between clinical and non-clinical duties to meet organizational needs; working with and relating to a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff; work effectively with different levels of staff within the organization; work independently and as part of a team in a proactive, flexible, solution-focused way.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Student Counseling Psychologist must:

  • Provide direct service counseling (individual, multi-person, group, psychological evaluation) to students, faculty and staff. Coordinate and provide psychological assessments.
  • Provide Crisis intervention and triage coverage/consultation to students and other members of the university community.
  • Provide weekly individual supervision to assigned supervisee(s).
  • Other clinical services as assigned (Group supervision facilitation, AODA assessments, ADHD assessments, etc.).

35% of Time the Student Counseling Psychologist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Student Counseling Psychologist

Perform other duties as assigned


Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position is generally in a normal indoor office setting with minimal noise levels and may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials that weigh up to 15 pounds.


Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Staff Psychologist


Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business needs, are required for movement into higher level jobs.



Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.