The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University (DMU) invites applications for a full-time clinical and administrative position in the IPS Center for Psychological Services. This position will involve overseeing client referral and intakes, assisting in the management of the IPS Center through various administrative duties, conducting marketing and outreach projects in Loudoun County, as well as providing individual therapy to adults, adolescents, children, and couples. This position is primarily administrative with approximately 40% of the time allotted for clinical work.
Located in Northern Virginia, the IPS doctoral program in clinical psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). IPS is a cutting-edge institution offering a unique integration of sound science and the effective scientific practice of psychology with the Catholic understanding of the person, marriage, and family. The IPS Center is an outpatient mental health facility providing clinical services to adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. Services are provided by advanced doctoral students from IPS, closely supervised by licensed clinical psychologists.
- Oversee intake process for all clients, including phone screening, client assignment/management, and referrals
- Conduct individual and couples counseling, including conducting initial assessments, developing evidence-based treatment plans, providing treatment, and completing all required documentation and billing procedures.
- Provide coverage to unlicensed clinicians, including providing consultation and/or crisis management
- Assist in the marketing of the Center and development of community outreach programs
- Assist in the administration and management of the Center
- A masters degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counseling from a regionally accredited institution;
- 3-5 years of experience providing counseling, therapy, and crisis assessment/management services to adults and adolescents.
- Administrative experience
- Current licensure or immediate license eligibility in the Commonwealth of Virginia (LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc) .
- Preference will be given to candidates who (1) are graduates of accredited programs, (2) have experience in crisis management, (3) have a specialization in one of the areas listed above, (4) have previously held an administrative position, (5) have experience working with clinical trainees, and (6) demonstrate a desire and ability to support the mission of the IPS Center as well as the larger mission of DMU/IPS. Applicants without a significant administrative track record, but with demonstrated strengths in clinical work and crisis management will be given serious consideration. Rank of appointment and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
To be considered, the following is required to be submitted through the application portal:
- Current curriculum vitae, official transcripts for all post-secondary education (unofficial transcripts should be submitted through the applicant portal and official transcripts requested and mailed to Divine Mercy University, Attention Helena Orellana, Psy.D., 45154 Underwood Lane, Sterling, VA 20166; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A list of references from three higher education professionals,
- Cover letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s compatibility with the DMU/IPS mission.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, actively committed to increasing diversity within its community. As required by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, IPS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.