International Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title Counseling Psychologist B

Job Description Summary

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), seeks clinician with specialty experience in international student populations and general experience in college counseling and/or equivalent settings.  CAPS is a multidisciplinary setting embedded in the Wellness Center and collaborates with Student Health, Campus Health and Alcohol and other Drugs to offer a range of services to the University of Pennsylvania student community.  Responsibilities include developing and nurturing relationships with key campus partners, particularly those that interface with International Students including ISSS (International Student Support Services); cultural centers, and relevant academic units; Initial Assessments, crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, group facilitation; outreach and prevention, collaboration with the Center’s multidisciplinary staff.  CAPS will prioritize applicants with Mandarin language capacity and experience in outreach and prevention.  CAPS will pay close attention to applicants who have worked with international students and demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse populations and issues of equity and inclusion.

Job Description

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Development and Management of relationships with key partnership units relevant to the experiences of international students
  • Assessment of incoming students
  • Crisis evaluation and management
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group facilitation
  • Outreach and Prevention initiatives
  • Cooperation and collaboration with professionals within the center and in key partnership offices
  • Alignment with values of equity and inclusion.

Position Qualifications:

  • Counseling Psychologist B:   Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling with 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must be licensed in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Counseling Psychologist C:   Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree required in Psychology or Social Work with 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Must be licensed in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Both levels require:  CAPS is seeking candidates with a solid understanding of how marginalization, inequality, and identity impact students. Foundation in multicultural counseling is strongly preferred. Experience with multidisciplinary collaboration, consultation and integrated care is highly desirable.  Expected to adopt some flexible hours during the week to cover evening shifts. Some Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm may be required.

Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School Health and Wellness

Pay Range $50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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