This is a full time Clinical Psychologist (Wellness Counsellor) position. The post-holder reports for clinical supervision to the NYU Assistant Director, Global Clinical Services, and to the Vice President for Student Mental Health, 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 Associate Director, NYU Prague (NYUP). The post-holder has responsibility for providing on-site, expert mental health support and counseling services to members of the NYU Prague community (approximately 400 undergraduate students during the academic semesters and 150 students during January and summer terms), 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 wellbeing of the student population. The post holder will work with other professionals at NYUP who are responsible for other aspects of student health including ensuring immunization compliance of the NYUP population. The post holder will create and deliver health promotion and orientation programing related to wellness needs of NYUP students and will deliver relevant wellness trainings to faculty and staff at NYUP including detecting students in distress, responding to matters of sexual misconduct, etc. The post-holder works closely both with NYUP colleagues and those based at NYU in New York City.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide clinical assessment, short-term psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention to student population while at NYU Prague; build close working relationships with external mental health providers (including psychiatrists) and other medical professionals from whom NYU Prague 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 NYUP 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 will help students navigate their options and all services on campus
- Collaborate closely with NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Services and with NYU’s Student Health Center in planning strategies for incoming students identified with mental or physical health needs and in creating emergency response plans for Prague based students who are exhibiting concerning symptoms
- Maintain confidential written records of all counseling 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 NYUP 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. to assess for presence of suicidal ideation or other significant risk, assault of any kind, injury, attempted suicide, etc.). Communicate fully with NYU Counseling and Wellness Services as to the plan for emergency intervention
- Provide emergency support, including after hours, to registered NYU students enrolled at the NYUP site as well as those visiting Prague from other NYU 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 and Associate Director of NYUP as requested for the successful running of the programs