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Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (UC-CAPS) is looking for qualified individuals to apply for Staff Psychologist and join our energetic, multidisciplinary, culturally informed collaborative team of mental health professionals to provide comprehensive clinical and psycho-educational services reflecting the needs of a diverse student body. UC-CAPS is looking to fill multiple staff psychologist positions.


Under general supervision from a designated at CAPS, provide comprehensive clinical, consultative, emergency and psycho-educational services reflecting the needs of a diverse student body, following all relevant national professional association ethical standards and state and federal laws regarding service delivery, record keeping, documentation, and other professional activities. Develop and provide outreach to the campus community, and build a supportive community for the academic success and well-being of students.


We invite an early career or mid-career level staff psychologist to join our dynamic and multi-culturally competent staff members at the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) within the Division of Student Affairs and Services.  We seek a generalist with well-developed clinical skills, and significant experience and interest outreach and community engagement to join CAPS.


We seek candidates who demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity, and whose clinical service, supervision, and outreach are infused with cultural awareness and responsiveness.  We seek candidates who are attuned to the complexities of identity that our students experience, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality, and gender.


Essential Functions

  • Conduct individual and group counseling.
  • Write reports and proposals concerning program operation.
  • Assess needs and create, plan and implement outreach activities including social media outlets.
  • Consult with faculty and staff within the university regarding counseling needs and provide training to faculty and staff on creating supportive learning environments.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.).

Required Trainings/Certifications

Licensed Psychologist or licensed eligible in the State of Ohio (must obtain license in the State of Ohio within six (6) months of date of hire).

Required Experience

Three (3) years of clinical counseling experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • A doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program.
  • Pre-doctoral internship from an APA accredited internship training site.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in university counseling center, which may include a pre-doctoral internship from an APA-accredited site.
  • Licensed-eligible in the State of Ohio.  Must obtain psychologist licensure in Ohio within one year from the date of hire and must maintain license.
  • Experience working with sexual assault/trauma concerns.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Experience providing brief individual therapy to international, historically underrepresented, and/or underserved college population.
  • Experience providing couples and group counseling.
  • Experience in a college counseling center.
  • Good interpersonal skills, team oriented, and desire to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting. The ability to manage the professional demands of a challenging caseload while maintaining good self-care and positive and healthy perspectives.
  • Experience in conducting psychological assessment.
  • Experience working with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities.
  • Experience in treatment and prevention of alcohol and drug misuse disorders.
  • Experience in the treatment of eating disorders.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 85421 


Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services

Date:  Jan 11, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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