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Student Counseling Psychologist

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


Provides psychological and counseling services of a remedial, preventive, and developmental nature through direct and indirect (consultation) contacts with students, faculty, and staff (individually and in groups).

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

Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  •  Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  •  Knowledge of human behavior and performance
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
  •  Good knowledge of: the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and  spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  •  Experience: talking to others to convey information effectively; actively looking for ways to help people; using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Student Counseling Psychologist must:

  • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories,  observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
  • Document patient information including session notes, progress notes, recommendations, and treatment plans.
  • Develop therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients’ interests, abilities, or needs.
  • Counsel clients on mental health or personal achievement
  • Supervise staff as necessary

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

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Student Counseling Psychologist

Career Path

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


Incumbent 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.