Staff Psychologist

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Staff Psychologist

Job ID: 263840
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Job Summary

The duties include but are not limited to: providing individual and group psychotherapy, relational/couples counseling, and crisis intervention to students, including treatment plan development, case management, care coordination, client advocacy, crisis intervention and consultation, and administration and interpretation of assessment instruments.


Maintaining adequate and appropriate documentation of counseling records. Responsible for development, delivery, and assessment of new and existing outreach programs that promote and provide practical and effective education and skills for students through seminars, workshops, class presentations and other engagement events. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment. Collaborating with other campus departments/offices, campus committees and student organizations to reduce stigma, increase mental health literacy in the university community. Providing supervision to master's level and doctoral level counseling interns. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director or Assistant Director. These may include serving in relief at the front desk and with phone coverage, campus trainings and possible outreach to community organizations and groups.



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:




  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy, couples/relational counseling, and crisis intervention to students, to include administration and interpretation of assessment instruments, treatment plan development, case management care coordination, client advocacy, crisis intervention and consultation. Maintain adequate and appropriate documentation of counseling records.


  • Coordinate a specific center initiative that enhances intervention and prevention services. Examples are: group therapy, relational therapy, suicide prevention, mental health needs of specific student populations (student athletes, BIPOC students, etc.).


  • Develop and conduct psychoeducational workshops, class presentations, and other outreach programs to address preventative and developmental needs of students. Collaborate with other campus departments, campus committees and student organizations. Provide training and supervision to unlicensed clinicians or counseling interns.


  • Attend continuing education programs required for professional license and certification maintenance and maintain best of current professional trends for college and university counseling centers.


  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Ph.D., Psy.D, or Ed.D from an APA-approved (or equivalent) Psychology program and an APA approved (or equivalent) internship. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist in the state of Georgia. A temporary or permanent license from the state of Georgia must be obtained by the date of first employment. Two years' experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose age and psychological development are similar to those of our population (i.e. 17-50).

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working in a university counseling center setting.


Experience providing group and relational counseling.


Experience and proficiency in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental health disorders.


Experience providing crisis services and treating more severe mental health concerns.


Prior clinical experience and expertise with a diverse clinical caseload.


Experience providing outreach presentations on mental health topics relevant to university students.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/ written skills




Knowledge of and experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, in addition to EMR systems


Excellent analytical, customer service and communication skills


Ability to maintain confidentiality



Licensed Psychologist



Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)



Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position



Recruitment Period: Until Filled




Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.




Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.




Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.



If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.



Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.



For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.



The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.



All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! Search Job Opening ID: 263840

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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