Full-time, Administrative and Professional Faculty, Exempt Position #GA339
Postgraduate Resident (Postdoctoral or Post-Master's)
Counseling & Psychological Services
Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a valued unit within Student Affairs and accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, is accepting applications for a 10-month post-graduate residency position for the 2018-19 academic year with possibility of renewal dependent upon funding, job performance, and department needs and priorities.
The residency punctuates the final year of pre-licensed training by offering diverse clinical opportunities meant to solidify and enhance skills necessary for successfully functioning as a provider in a university counseling center environment. While there are required activities (individual counseling, group counseling, initial consultations, outreach, and after-hours emergency coverage), the postgraduate experience affords the opportunity to develop advanced skills and knowledge in an area of professional interest with a mentor. The majority of the advanced mental health resident's time will be spent delivering clinical services to include individual and group counseling and crisis intervention; with the remaining time involved in outreach programming (providing presentations and workshops to promote personal growth and wellness of students, serving on panels, and assisting with tabling events), consultation, and receiving supervision. Additional duties may include the provision of training and supervision/mentorship of master's level counselors-in-training, administration of ADHD/LD assessments, and service on CAPS and University committees. Finally, there may be an opportunity to develop a specialty project for an area of personal interest such as in testing, outreach, trauma, etc.
The advanced mental health resident receives a variety of training opportunities. Residents will receive both individual and group supervision commensurate with the requirements for licensure. Supervision will be geared toward skill development, completion of licensure requirements, and professional development issues. In addition to supervision, there is weekly case consultation with all of the clinical staff. As a center, we believe in and provide an "open-door" policy for all staff and trainees. Residents also receive additional training through seminars and workshops on topics such as the DBT, ethics, and mindfulness.
Provide confidential individual and group counseling services to Longwood University students
Provide outreach programming to the University community
Serve on the CAPS on-call rotation
Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and scheduling within Titanium Scheduler
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
An earned doctorate in psychology or a master's degree in counseling or psychology by start date. Completion of a supervised clinical internship or equivalent work experience. Psychology applicants must have graduated from APA-accredited programs and have completed an APA/APPIC approved internship. ABD candidates will be considered. Additionally, the position requires evidence of strong clinical skills, excellent interpersonal skill
including oral and written communication, and the ability to work independently and as part of a counseling center team. Experience in a college/university counseling center is preferred.
As the primary designated mental health service on campus, CAPS is a valued component of the Wellness Unit. The Wellness Unit is an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs at Longwood University. Notable features of this IACS accredited center include a well-respected reputation for ethical delivery of services, long-standing masters-level training program, and established and evolving collaborations with Academic Affairs and campus partners. For more information about our center, please visit
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one- hour's drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood's 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.
This is a 10-month full-time position, with a preferred start date of August 2018. The Postgraduate Residency position carries a monthly stipend of $3,200 for post-doctoral residents and $2,600 for post-master's residents. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. Residents have professional privileges on campus: library privileges, access to employee wellness programs, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events, etc. Residents are provided flexible time to study for licensure. A successful fingerprint-based criminal background investigation is required. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be conducted via phone and web-video (i.e., Skype). To apply, submit:
1. Cover letter A cover letter describing clinical experience as well as training and career goals
2. Statement of counseling philosophy A statement that describes the applicant's approach to counseling including his/her/their beliefs about the factor(s) that lead to therapeutic change
3. Current Vita
4. Copies of transcripts of all graduate work
5. Contact information for two references from professionals knowledgeable about the applicant's clinical experience and performance (at least one reference should be a supervisor from the last year)
6. "Release of Information" form (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc), and "EEO Data Collection Form" (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf). The EEO form is voluntary. (indicate position #GA339) to:
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