Posted: Nov 11, 2020

Staff Psychologist

Salary: Monthly
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Mental Health Professional

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Notre Dame has a 55-year history of enhancing the emotional health of our talented, diverse, and highly motivated student body. Notre Dame is committed to serving the growing and challenging mental health issues of students as we strive to fulfill the University’s mission of educating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. The work of the UCC is integral in achieving this mission, but how we meet the growing and changing psychological needs of this generation of college is evolving into what we envision as a model counseling center for the next 50 years.

Our new model will continue the UCC’s tradition of providing excellent counseling services that enables students to grow and successfully complete their educational goals, strengthen the UCC’s commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals of many social, economic, cultural, religious, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds are supported in addressing their developmental and mental health concerns, enhance our collaboration with campus partners to apply psychological expertise to shape a culture of wellbeing on campus, and finally, continue to provide excellent supervision and training for future psychologists and social workers.

Be part of this exciting change!
If you are talented, motivated, like working in a fast-paced environment, and want to make a significant difference in young people’s lives, we invite you to join our team and help us re-envision the future of university counseling center work.

What’s in it for you?
Notre Dame is one of America’s leading undergraduate teaching institutions, and is at the forefront in research and scholarship. The University has a tradition and committed to educating our students holistically, endeavoring to develop a sense of community and responsibility that prepares students to make positive change in the world. The University is also committed to its staff and provides an environment where you will be both challenged and supported. UCC Staff are encouraged to assume leadership for specific areas that may include a mode of service delivery, clinical issue/need, or a specific identity group on campus. These leadership opportunities allow staff to expand their expertise and grow professionally while contributing in significant ways to the mission of the center. You will be working with a talented team of professionals who are supportive and committed to providing excellent mental health care and supervision and training to our interns and practicum students.

Job Responsibilities Include:
• Provides individual and group therapeutic interventions to treat a broad range of psychological diagnoses and concerns according to the standards of care and ethical code of the American Psychological Association and Indiana state law.

  • Designs culturally competent treatment plans utilizing evidenced based treatment strategies and manages all aspects of client care.
  • Manages complex clinical decision making in situations where students are in a psychological, emotional, or behavioral crises that puts them or others at risk.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates psychoeducational programming to students and the broader University community.
  • Collaborates with other Student Affairs professionals to address mental health issues and foster an inclusive campus climate.
  • Conducts supervision and training for license-eligible post-doctoral psychological staff and psychology interns in APA-accredited doctoral internship. Assumes responsibility and liability for psychological services rendered by supervisees, reviews and evaluates clinical work conducted by supervisees, and co-signs all clinical notes and reports written by supervisees.
  • Contributes as a member of the UCC team to the development and implementation of the UCC’s strategic initiatives and the subsequent development and implementation of goals, philosophies, policies, and procedures for meeting the comprehensive psychological needs of Notre Dame students and cultivating a culture of wellbeing on campus. Serves on relevant UCC and/or University committees.
  • Assumes opportunities for leadership through coordination of an area of UCC treatment services, diversity initiatives, or in a specific administrative area. Responsible for the design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation of services related to this area of oversight.
  • Provides after-hours emergency coverage as a back-up to a professional answering service for a period of one week approximately 3-4 times per year.
  • Involvement in professional organizations and professional development activities is supported and encouraged.

Flexible start date for this 11 or 12 month full-time position.


  • Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited Program and licensure as a psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology within the first year of employment.
  • Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, crisis management, and psychoeducation.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Two years of experience (can include internship) providing mental health counseling, preferably in a university or college counseling center.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Interest in engaging in the typical work of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and nuanced situations.

• Experience and interest in supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities.

  • Proficiency in addressing aspects of students’ intersecting identities within the context of psychotherapy.
  • Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups.
  • Experience and interest in working with men’s issues.
  • Experience in clinical supervision of trainees.
  • Bilingual or multilingual.


The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus.

See how you can enjoy the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment accessible to a multitude of amenities sure to match your preferences. Enjoy them with a University community where a sense of belonging and engagement may be the most cherished feature of all. With many affordable neighborhoods, award winning school systems and of course world-class sporting and cultural entertainment options, there is literally something for everyone here -


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The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).