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Psychology Fellow (one-year contract)
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Counseling and Psychological Services
Position Code:   SCNC4345A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   02/01/2013
Salary:   $32,000 Annually
Location:   Campus Site

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Psychology Fellow performs supervised individual, couples and group counseling, psychological assessments, intake evaluations, crisis interventions, and outreaches/workshops to the campus community. May perform other related tasks that
are a part of the agency's operation. Ability to function in an environment controlled by HIPAA, FERPA, and CIMA regulations required. Work is supervised by professional
staff, and clinical work is supervised by a licensed psychologist. Weekend and evening hours required throughout the year.

Qualifications:   • Must have an earned doctorate (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program.

• Must have completed an APA-accredited or APPIC-member pre-doctoral internship consisting of at least 1500 hours before start of fellowship.

• Knowledge and advanced skills in counseling practices and methods.

• Knowledge and basic skills in psychological assessment practices and methods.

• Knowledge and basic skills in appropriate ethical, legal, and university standards and regulations.

• Basic knowledge of developmental tasks and problems encountered by college students.

•Ability to utilize the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) in identifying student patient disgnoses, when appropriate.

• Ability to work with complex clinical cases.

• Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

• Ability to establish rapport with others as a requisite for healthy and therapeutic relationships.

• Ability to establish case conceptualizations and treatment plans for all clinical cases.

• Ability to deal effectively with a high level of stress, emotionality, and ambiguity.

• Ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and report activities conducted.

• Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to students and staff.

• Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback
regarding performance, presentation, and relationships with others.

• Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant.

• Ability to effectively weight and evaluate personal needs, student-patient needs and the aims and policies of the agency and to respond and negotiate these competing needs as appropriate.

• Ability to remain calm and supportive in psychological emergencies and/or crisis when provided with appropriate supervision and direction.

• An enhanced level of self-awareness as to how he/she relates to others and an ability to effectively
modulate this personal style as conditions warrant.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to prepare written and electronic documents.

• Ability to communicate orally, both in person and by telephone.

• Ability to communicate via computer email.

• Ability to use electronic medical record keeping system.

• Ability to occasionally travel to meetings, other campuses, and counseling sites.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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