Job Details

Yale University
  • Position Number: 5249505
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Position Type: Counseling

Staff Psychologist

University Job Title: Staff Psychologist
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
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Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 55 Lock Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Clinical, University Health
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
Mental Health and Counseling (MHC) at Yale Health supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as psychiatry services to a diverse, talented, and passionate student body of over 14,000 individuals. MHC employs over 30 clinicians consisting of LCSWs, psychologists, and psychiatrists and also provides high quality training to psychiatry residents, psychology post-docs, and post-MSW fellows. MHC is a vibrant and energetic environment that values collaboration and initiative and is looking for candidates who want to be an integral part of the Yale Health community. MHC is part of Yale Health, which is a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on the campus of Yale University.

The Staff Psychologist provides individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy in Yale Mental Health and Counseling. They assess and diagnose mental illness. They provide culturally competent treatment to patients of varied racial/ethnic identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual/ gender identities. They administer and interpret psychological tests and develop and present written test results and analysis. Serve as liaison to patients, families, and clinical staff on issues and programs pertaining to psychological services. They serve as a liaison to Yale community and develop and deliver outreach programs to the Yale community. They adhere to psychology code of ethical conduct and abide by laws affecting the practice of psychology.

Additional responsibilities include: Plan and coordinate individual and group therapy. Evaluate, assess and modify psychological treatment plans. Participate in the development of short and long-term patient treatment. Maintain patient charts and reports. Provide psychological services to patients of differing cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and genders. Provide mental health emergency coverage. Participate in after-hours on call coverage in rotation. Assess and evaluate the purpose and value of psychological testing and treatment. Establish positive relations with student patients in order to administer appropriate treatment. Assist in the development of materials for educational programs and seminars for professional staff. Interact with internal contacts such as patients, clinicians, social workers and other medical staff, administrators with regard to clinical programs and program development. Interact with external contacts such as outpatient therapists, residential treatment centers, and other mental health institutions.

Successful candidates will be dedicated professionals who are stimulated by the idea of working with a unique and diverse patient population, including Yale students, faculty and staff as well as their families. Yale Health is an open and accepting medical home providing culturally sensitive, patient-centered care to all members. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their education and experience, to the diversity and excellence of the Yale community. Yale Health is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home.

Essential Duties:
1. Plans, coordinates and implements individual, group, and couples therapy for students in University outpatient clinic. Provides family meetings as appropriate. 2. Conducts patient evaluations and assesses patients acceptability for psychotherapy programs and develops initial disposition planning. 3. Establishes positive relationships with patients in order to administer the appropriate treatment. 4. Maintains patients charts and reports. 5. Participates in mental health 24-hour emergency coverage. 6. Provides educational and consultation services to undergraduate residential colleges and professional schools. 7. Provides mental health outreach to Yale community. 8. Develops materials for educational programs and seminars for professional staff. 9. Interacts with internal contacts such as patients, patients families, clinicians, medical staff, and administrators regarding treatment of individual patients and implementation of clinical programs. 10. Interacts with internal contacts such as patients, patients families, clinicians, medical staff, and administrators regarding treatment of individual patients and implementation of clinical programs. 11. Assesses and evaluates the purpose and value of psychological testing and treatment and recommends changes to treatment plans. 12. Analyzes data and psychological testing results. 13. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and one-year experience in clinical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to thrive in an energetic and diverse work environment.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Skilled in interacting effectively and appropriately with college age populations and international students.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven ability to design and implement workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability providing treatment for a culturally diverse student population.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Proven knowledge of Yale College residential college system.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
The University maintains policies pertaining to COVID-19. All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are required to comply with these policies, which may be found here:

Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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