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Western Washington University Postdoctoral Resident & Neurodiversity Specialist in Bellingham, Washington

Postdoctoral Resident & Neurodiversity Specialist

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Location: Bellingham, WA

Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

Position TitlePostdoctoral Resident & Neurodiversity Specialist

About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the DepartmentThe Counseling and Wellness Center with in the Counseling, Health and Wellness Department supportsWestern's mission ( , which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

The Mission of the Counseling and Wellness Center is to facilitate student success and psychological well-being through culturally sensitive clinical services, outreach, and consultation. In keeping with the educational mission of the university, we also contribute to the mental health professions by serving as a training site for graduate students in psychology and counseling. We support the professional development of our staff and strive to embody the wellness we promote within the campus community.

The Counseling and Wellness Center fosters a community that values and respects diversity. An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another. These differences include race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, size, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify.

About the Position

The Postdoctoral Resident & Neurodiversity Specialist is a member of the senior staff clinical team, serving as a full-time therapist who specializes in the assessment, mental health, and well-being of neurodiverse students. The Counseling & Wellness Center is committed to upholding equity in mental health.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct Clinical Service - therapy, psychological assessment, and outreach programing

  • Clinical support activities - timely record keeping, clinical documentation, and coordination of care

  • Campus consultation

  • Supervision of trainees as appropriate

  • Administrative activities that support the wellness services of the WWU community and the coordination of care across student services.

This is a full-time project-employment position; ending no later than July 31, 2024.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in mental health discipline.

  • Ability to provide brief and focused therapy.

  • Experience providing group therapy.

  • Demonstrated experience providing therapy and psychological assessment and evaluation to neurodiverse communities (e.g. ADHD, LD, ASD, etc.).

  • Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response.

  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative, team-based approach to clinical services in a fast- paced work setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively document and communicate psychological services and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate of an APA-accredited graduate program.

  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship.

  • Experience working in a college or university counseling center (practicum/internship may be included).

Conditions of EmploymentAll employees must comply with our Immunization policies, includingCOVID vaccination ( by time of hire andProof of Rubeola Measles Immunity ( within 60-days of hire. Please reach out toHR@wwu.eduif you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Salary $69,298 - $79,692/year depending on qualifications and experience.

Benefits Information

2022 Benefits Overview for Administrative Professional Position ( .

Application Instructions

Application materials should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum Vita, and three letters of recommendation.

Along with the requested application materials, please submit a deidentified Psychological Evaluation that is a current reflection of your assessment work.

Closing Date NotesApplication review begins December 7, 2022; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation ( . Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services ( , 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services The report can be found at:Annual Security and Fire Safety Report ( .

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes asexual misconduct background check ( .

Job no: 500379

Advertised: Nov 23 2022 08:00 Pacific Standard Time

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