Staff Counselor or Staff Psychologist, University of Southern Indiana

Oct 22, 2020

The University of Southern Indiana currently has two open positions in The University’s Counseling Center:

  • Staff Counselor or Staff Psychologist - Full-time, 12-month appointment
  • Emphasis: Group Counseling - Staff Counselor or Staff Psychologist - Full-time, 12-month appointment

As a Staff Counselor or Staff Psychologist, you will work with a dynamic team to provide individual and group counseling to a diverse student population. Your counseling responsibilities are balanced with other duties such as engaging in outreach activities in the campus community and establishing relationships with other professionals at the University. We have a supportive, collegial environment and we are seeking a team-oriented individual, who is passionate and enthusiastic about clinical work, professional development, and developing relationships with both colleagues and students that nurture respect and growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate mental, emotional, and behavioral health
  • Triage and evaluate mental health crises
  • Document all clinical contacts and services
  • Work from a time-limited model of psychotherapy and maintain a full caseload
  • Participate in outreach and educational programming

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Counselor: Master’s (or doctoral degree) in counseling, psychology, social work or other related human services area is required. Must be licensed (or eligible for licensure within agreed upon time period) as a clinical social worker, psychologist, mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist in the state of Indiana.


  • Psychologist: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-approved doctoral program; ABD considered. APA-approved pre-doctoral internship is preferred. Must be licensed as a Psychologist (with HSPP designation) or eligible for licensure within agreed upon time period.


  • Must have training as a generalist but will also have developed specialized skills for working with certain populations or presenting concerns.


  • Significant knowledge of psychopathology, as well as developmental issues facing traditional and non-traditional students.


  • Significant skills in assessment and treatment of multiple presenting concerns, diagnoses and degrees of pathology.


  • Strong knowledge of Indiana mental health law.


  • Must be responsive to a high demand for services while managing unexpected crisis situations.


  • Group Emphasis Counseling Position: Strong knowledge of group dynamics and group therapy practices.

Why work in USI’s Counseling Center?

  • We are committed to making USI a happy and healthy place for all our students. You will often find us delivering presentations on mental health, bringing exciting and dynamic speakers to campus, moderating student panels, and coordinating various awareness campaigns. Visit our webpage to watch videos and find out more about our educational programs and services:


  • Our staff offer personalized attention and work closely with students to provide vital mental health services. Feel rewarded by positively impacting student’s lives while they attend college and work towards a better future.


  • Staff are encouraged and supported to engage in continued self-development. We can also provide the necessary supervision requirements to obtain your license.

About USI:

The University of Southern Indiana is a public higher education institution located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, IN. We offer employees exceptional benefits! Benefits for this position include:

  • Affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short term and long-term disability insurance plans
  • Retirement plan where the University makes the total contribution equivalent to 11% of annual salary
  • Full tuition fee waiver for employees/75% for spouses and dependent children

Apply Online:

If you are a qualified and dedicated professional with a sincere passion for working with students, please apply following the directions on our page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include cover letter; current resume; names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references; and unofficial transcripts. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and addressed to the attention of Dr. B. Thomas Longwell, Search Committee Chair. Candidates selected for interview will also be required to provide official transcripts at a later stage. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.

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