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The Counseling Center embraces diversity as a core value and has a commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. We encourage one another to engage in difficult conversations about privilege, equity, and unconscious bias. We honor global, multicultural perspectives and uphold social justice values. We seek staff who have demonstrated commitment to supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities in order to promote student retention and success. We welcome creativity and a pro-active approach in designing interventions that will facilitate the wellbeing of our diverse student body, especially those belonging to groups traditionally underserved by the mental health care system. Clinicians who identify with communities who have been historically marginalized within systems of higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
The UW Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for multiple Counseling Center Therapists. Therapists provide counseling, crisis and outreach services to a diverse population of enrolled UW Seattle students, to enhance their personal and academic success and ameliorate barriers to that success. They also provide professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success. Therapists will also supervise the clinical work of doctoral psychology interns.
This position involves daily intense contact with diverse UW students in psychological or academic distress. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required. Ability to effectively work with underserved students is necessary. This position serves as counselor-on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills. They may provide clinical supervision for doctoral psychology interns in clinical or counseling psychology, requiring expertise in supervision models and a good understanding of risk management issues.
Therapists will provide consultation to a variety of departments and constituents on campus, including LiveWell, Career & Internship Center, Residential Life, Disability Resources for Students, Hall Health, Academic Advisors, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and UWPD. They will be part of an interdisciplinary team designed to enhance the mental health of UW students and create a healthier campus climate and to respond to mental health crises.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Provide clinical counseling for individual and group therapy to currently-enrolled UW students, including initial intake assessments and referral
Outreach and Prevention Services
Provide educational outreach presentations to student groups, faculty and staff as requested.
Teaching and Supervision
Provide individual clinical supervision of doctoral psychology interns and teach training seminars on topics of expertise and interest, including on working with international students
Assess and intervene when students present in crisis, with problems of a complex or threatening nature.
Provide professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success.
Serve on departmental and campus committees and engage in continuing education opportunities to keep current in the field, including maintaining clinical license to practice in Washington
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
• Masters degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy
• Possess a LMHC, LICSW, LMFT or LP by start date
• Completion of a graduate program accredited by APA, CACREP, CSWE or COAMFTE.
• Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling, crisis management, and psychoeducation
• Experience and interest in conducting outreach and preventive programming for students
• Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
• Two years of experience providing mental health counseling, preferably in a university or college counseling center
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Interest in engaging in the typical tasks of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, referral provision, outreach, consultation with campus and supervision of trainees.
• Able to work independently and on a team
• Able to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
• Experience providing counseling to one or more of the following populations: Black students, Latinx students, Native American students, Middle Eastern students, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary students
• Experience in clinical supervision of trainees
• Two years post-licensure in the state of Washington or another jurisdiction
• Bilingual or multilingual
• Experience and interest in providing group counseling
• Experience working with substance use in counseling
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 22,2021.
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