1514-Staff Psychologist

Job #:  1514

The Staff Psychologist is a full time professional position reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center. The Student Counseling Center seeks a dynamic individual who is committed to a developmental philosophy of counseling which includes consultation, supervision, training and outreach activities.


  • Offer direct psychotherapy services to undergraduate and graduate/professional student clients including intake, urgent walk-in, individual, group and couples counseling
  • Individual and team supervision and training of advanced doctoral level practicum trainees (PsyD)
  • Occasional rotating on-call crisis consultation for evenings, weekends and holidays when Director is unavailable to take call (infrequent).
  • Maintenance of appropriate clinical documentation and scheduling within Titanium Scheduler
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and clinical consultation meetings
  • Participate in division or university-wide committees, meetings, and events
  • Develop collaborative relationships with various campus organizations (e.g. Student Health, Intercollegiate Athletics, Residence Life, Graduate Student Services, Learning Support Services, International Programs)
  • Offer consultation to faculty, staff, and family members regarding students in emotional distress
  • Development and implementation of outreach programs and workshops designed to foster students’ academic and life success
  • Participate in collection of accurate client data and provide assistance to Director in the preparation of statistical reports
  • Work with Director in development/review of agency policy and procedures, and protocols for client and emergency management
  • Must be able to provide routine evening and occasional weekend services.  Schedule established collaboratively, but primary consideration is clinic service delivery and adequate coverage which requires flexibility and episodic changes to schedule.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:  Perform other related duties as assigned.

JOB SCOPE: Performs duties independently, operating from specific policies and procedures.  Complies with legal and ethical standards governing psychological practice (in accord with the State of Oregon, Professional Licensing Board and the American Psychological Association).  Decisions are made within general university policy constraints yet occasionally require independent decision making.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY: Job has no employee/administrative supervisory responsibility 


  • Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Oregon (if licensed in state other than Oregon, must transfer/establish license in Oregon within first year of employment to retain position)
  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology

JOB SCOPE: Scope falls within essential functions.  No budget authority.  Oversight of special projects on occasion in collaboration with colleagues and director.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY: No administrative supervisory responsibility


a)    Experience in a university/college counseling center

b)    Demonstrable experience in and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, and commitment to ongoing development of multicultural competence

c)    Expertise in one or more of the following treatment areas: anxiety management, substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, provision of services to population with diverse needs, experience working with clients exhibiting persistent mental illness.

d)    Evidence of skill in offering clinical supervision to graduate level students

e)    Evidence of skill in addressing mental health emergencies

f)     Evidence of skill in offering consultation to faculty, staff and students

g)    Ability to assist in needs assessment and outcome evaluations

h)    Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.

i)     Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.

j)     Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.

k)    Asks questions and seeks assistance.

l)     Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.

m)  Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.

n)    Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.

o)    Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

p)    Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.


  • General office/clinic environment.  Routine evening and occasional weekend hours required.
  • The staff psychologist is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (typical office or administrative work).

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: __Climbing  __Balancing  __Stooping  __Kneeling  __Crouching  __Crawling  __Reaching  __Standing __Walking  __Pushing  __Pulling  __Lifting __Fingering  __Grasping  __Feeling  _X_Talking  _X_Hearing __Repetitive motion

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: _X_Sedentary work  __Light work  __Medium work  __Heavy work  __Very Heavy work   __Visual acuity

APPLICATION:  Please send applications materials electronically.  Include cover letter, CV, and names and phone numbers of three professional references to BOTH:  counselingcenter@pacificu.edu and employment@pacificu.edu.  Please indicate your name and “Application for Staff Psychologist” in the subject line.  We are filling an unexpected vacancy, and prefer a start date January 9, 2017 at the latest.  Priority review will be given to applications received by November 14, 2016 and initial telephone interviews will be scheduled starting November 16.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.