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Student Life Counselor/Student Psychologist (0,2fte)

Vacature nummer
22-604 12773
Niet-wetenschappelijke functies
Intern , Extern
Den Haag
Publicatie datum
27 september 2022
18 oktober 2022 Vacature gesloten

Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) is looking for a

Student Life Counselor/Student Psychologist (0,2fte)
Vacancy number 22-604 12773

Leiden University College offers a selective honors Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges to talented students from all over the world. In their first two years of the three-year program, students live on campus in our own college building in The Hague. To support residential and academic life, LUC has a student support system including a Student Life Officer, Resident Assistants, Study Advisors, Academic Advisors, and two Student Life Counselors. We currently have a vacancy for a Student Life Counselor (SLC). We are looking for a qualified psychologist interested in supporting a diverse group of young people.

Key responsibilities

  • As a student psychologist, you supervise and treat students individually for short-term targeted counseling. You keep sufficient documentation about student cases according to university standards;
  • You provide short-term psychological help to groups of students with a comparable psychosocial problem that influences study progress;
  • You participate in developing and providing students with workshops and skills trainings relevant to the university context;
  • You maintain contact with support and academic staff at LUC, advise them on the structure of prevention programs and ensure implementation. In complex cases, you take the lead in finding solutions and coordinating with relevant parties and/or with the head of the Student Support Services department;
  • You ensure the accommodation of students with disabilities and other extenuating circumstances in collaboration with Leiden University’s Disability Centre Fenestra;
  • You work together with the Study Advisors and the Student Life Officer and contribute to the training and supervision of the Residential Assistants.


  • You have, at minimum, a master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (or another relevant degree);
  • You are registered as a BIG- or NIP-psychologist or psychotherapist in The Netherlands;
  • You have experience working with young people and students in international environments;
  • You are sensitive to the challenges of working and learning in a diverse community and are committed to contribute to an inclusive atmosphere at the college;
  • You are supportive and approachable but also able to be firm and draw boundaries when needed;
  • You have excellent oral and written skills in English. The required level of English is set at level C1 (active and passive). The working knowledge of additional languages, including Dutch, is welcome;
  • Previous experience with residential settings as well as gifted learners is welcome;
  • Demonstrable expertise in the field of suicide prevention or emergency intervention is welcome.

Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs 
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is  an internationally acclaimed academic knowledge hub that studies world-wide issues from the varied perspectives of governance, politics, law, sociology and economics. We contribute to far-reaching socio-cultural debate through our acquired knowledge. We aim to do this not only through education and research, but also by organizing lectures and debates to learn from. The faculty’s scientific research is organized around a number of centers and institutes in The Hague, city of peace and justice. Staff members conduct research in fields such as global politics, public administration, security, and urban issues. Complex issues are examined from an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary perspective. For more information, see here.

Leiden University College
Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) is the international Honors College of Leiden University, offering an innovative Liberal Arts & Sciences undergraduate program to highly talented and motivated students from all over the world. It has consistently ranked the top liberal arts and sciences’ college in the Netherlands with a strong track record on societally-relevant social science research. Research at LUC fits within the general frame of global challenges that is central to our teaching program, covering major societal issues including Peace & Justice, Diversity, Prosperity, and Sustainability. Key research themes include international relations and conflict studies, international justice, governance and development, earth, energy, and sustainability, human diversity and belonging, and global public health.

Terms and conditions
The appointment is initially temporary for one year. Renewal depends on performance, need and funding. The salary will be in the usual range for a Student Psychologist; the level depends on previous experience and ranges from € 2.960,- to € 4.670,- gross per month (pay scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.  

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information about the terms of employment, see the website.

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

For information about this position, please contact Mariya Shcherbinina via m.shcherbinina@luc.leidenuniv.nl or Dr Kim Duistermaat via k.duistermaat@luc.leidenuniv.nl

Please submit online your application no later than 18 October, 2022 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Full CV
  • A motivation letter
  • Contact details of two referees

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