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Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a Staff Psychologist to serve as a clinical staff member within Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). This role provides psychological and counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature to a diverse population of students in individual and group formats. The position is responsible for crisis intervention; serving in an on-call rotation; and assessing suicidal and homicidal risk. Qualified candidates may supervise and instruct all levels of clinical trainees and provide consultation to parents, administrators, faculty, and staff. The Staff Psychologist is a trusted community member who helps to create and deliver outreach programming to students, student groups, administrators, faculty, and staff, and collaborates on college initiatives and participates on college committees.

The successful candidate will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities. CAPS provides a range of mental health services to support the unique needs of art and design students, which include objective and non-judgmental counseling, individual and group therapy, 24/7 crisis referral services, as well as tools and resources to build campus-wide awareness/understanding of mental health issues. Learn more about RISD Health and Wellness.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience

  • Ability to manage a full caseload within a time-limited clinical setting. Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns. Demonstrated ability to actively engage in clinical practice with students in ongoing counseling (with individuals and groups), in crisis intervention, and in outreach programs.

  • Demonstrated competency providing clinical services for diverse clients, including international populations and clients along the gender and sexual orientation spectra.

  • Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds and a commitment to social justice. Ability and commitment to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. Knowledge of college student development theories and practice.

  • Strong outreach and consultation skills. The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and college counseling experience with a diverse student population. Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate.  

  • Requires minimum of 1 to 8 years of relevant counseling experience and/or experience in a complex or crisis environment. RISD has three levels of Staff Psychologist and level placement will be determined by years of relevant counseling and complexity of experience, in accordance with job description(s).

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling, psychology, or a related field. Licensed or license eligible in the State of Rhode Island as a Psychologist (must be able to file for license within 3 months of hire)

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://risd.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/RISD/job/72-Pine-Street/Staff-Psychologist–Rhode-Island-School-of-Design_R-00774-1

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.