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Clinical Psychologist/Social Worker (Wellness Counselor) - NYU Madrid

Clinical Psychologist/Social Worker (Wellness Counselor) - NYU Madrid

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NYU in Madrid
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Health Services
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Position Summary

This is a full time sole Clinical Psychologist (Wellness Counselor) position.  The post-holder reports for clinical supervision to the NYU Assistant Vice President for Student Mental Health and will participate in regularly scheduled individual and group clinical supervision meetings and will otherwise collaborate with NY based colleagues as required; for other duties and administration the post-holder reports to the Site Director NYU Madrid (NYUM). The post-holder has responsibility for providing on-site, expert mental health support and counselling services to members of the NYU Madrid community, and an ability to coordinate support for physical health issues.  The post-holder has responsibility for proposing, organizing and implementing programs and services related to the mental and physical well being of the student population.  The post holder will work with other professionals at NYUM who are responsible for other aspects of student health including ensuring immunization compliance of the NYUM population. The post holder will create and deliver health promotion and orientation programing related to wellness needs of NYUM students and will deliver relevant wellness trainings to faculty and staff at NYUM including detecting students in distress, responding to matters of sexual misconduct, etc. The post-holder works closely both with NYUM colleagues and those based at NYU in New York City.




  • Provide clinical assessment, short-term psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention to student population while at NYU Madrid; build close working relationships with external mental health providers (including psychiatrists) and other medical professionals from whom NYU Madrid students seek care. Clinical work will be in areas such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, acculturation stress, acute stress, culture shock, bipolar disorder, students exhibiting psychotic symptoms, interpersonal conflict, substance abuse, PTSD, decision-making, eating disorders, etc.  Refer students to other/external health care providers, as needed
  • Provide confidential consultations to NYUM students involved in sexual misconduct matters to ensure that all options available to them are fully understood and that victims have immediate access to any and all appropriate services, including emergent medical care and guidance on criminal proceedings and processes. At their request, the post-holder will also join students at any meetings necessary including Community Standard hearings or reports to the police.

The post-holder will also help students discuss what happened with their parents, if they wish.  The post-holder will be specially trained to know all the processes at NYU and all the will help students navigate their options and all services on campus.

  • Collaborate closely with NYU’s Counselling and Wellness Services and with NYU’s Student Health Centre in planning strategies for incoming students identified with mental or physical health needs and in creating emergency response plans for Madrid based students who are exhibiting concerning symptoms
  • Maintain confidential written records of all counselling contacts with students on the NYU Student Health Centre electronic health record
  • Conduct assessments of student mental health issues and provide support regarding physical health concerns.  Facilitate student navigation of the local health care system, including hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies.  Assist students with University health compliance issues relating to immunizations, health history forms, insurance, etc.
  • Collaborate with NYU and local administrators, physicians, and mental health professionals to provide appropriate health resources and support for individual cases and for the NYUM community
  • Propose and conduct relevant health-related programs, events, activities, and training, focusing on prevention, awareness, and wellness
  • Serve 24-hour on call for crisis situations relating to health.   Provide expert advice and guidance to staff on the front line of health emergencies.  Intervene personally where necessary (e.g. suicidal ideation, assault of any kind, injury, attempted suicide, etc.). Communicate fully with NYU Counselling and Wellness Services as to the plan for emergency intervention
  • Provide emergency support to registered NYU students visiting Madrid from other sites
  • Propose, produce, or procure health promotion materials and supplies in collaboration with NYU offices or approved external providers
  • Track wellness-related cases and services for end of program review.  Collect feedback about health services and prepare reports
  • Be a visible source of support to the student community through participation at orientation sessions, availability in the Academic center and presence in the residences
  • Provide training as required for Student Life and residential staff

Assist the Site Director of NYUM as requested for the successful running of the programs


  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or a Masters or PhD in Social Work
  • Proper license/accreditation to legally provide counselling services in Spain highly preferred
  • Fluency in English required; Spanish fluency is highly preferred
  • University counselling experience is preferred and knowledge of the US university system is highly desirable
  • Understanding and empathy with needs and expectations of international students
  • Ability to gather and report information accurately, clearly and concisely
  • Team player
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 
  • Excellent written & oral skills
  • Candidates should have the unrestricted right to live and work in Spain

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