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Mental Health Therapist - Student Counseling Services

Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Mental Health Therapist - Student Counseling Services US-Tennessee-Knoxville Mental Health Therapist- Student Counseling Center Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 40 The Student Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications or nominations for a licensed mental health therapist in the Student Counseling Center. This is a 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals working together to support the mental health of UT students. We are seeking candidates who enjoy working young adults in a university environment, are enthusiastic about a career in college mental health, and appreciate the importance of mental health to academic success. The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff persons who serve our students through 16 departments and functions. Division Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students. The Department: The Student Counseling Center is a full-service collegiate counseling center staffed by 14 full-time providers (11 licensed psychologists and 3 master s level providers). As an APA accredited training site with 5 intern positions, the center provides a robust training program for multiple levels of doctoral psychology trainees. The department is actively engaged in suicide prevention and stress management programming within the university community. The Center shares a state of the art facility with the Student Health Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness allowing significant collaboration in the care of students. The Position: Reporting to the Associate Director, the primary duty of the therapist in this position is to provide direct mental health services to students and consultation with faculty and staff. The successful candidate will have strong general therapy skills in working with a wide range of clinical issues and complex diagnoses and the ability to provide effective treatment in a short term model. This position includes opportunity for engagement within the university community through community intervention and outreach, development of liaison relationships with campus partners, and mental health consultation with faculty and staff. The position allows for engagement in the center s doctoral training program as the candidate s skills and credentials permit. Finally, the person in this position will be expected to demonstrate clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity and to produce professional work that is infused with multicultural responsiveness. Responsibilities: Providing direct clinical services such as individual, couples, and/or group psychotherapy, same day brief intervention interviews, and crisis intervention. Collaborating with Counseling Center staff and campus partners to advance the mission of the university. Providing outreach presentations (e.g., QPR suicide prevention training) to the university community Providing training or other supports within the doctoral training program as appropriate. Required Qualifications: Credentials: Master s degree or Doctoral degree in a mental health related field Licensed or license eligible as a health services provider in Tennessee Experience: Evidence of strong generalist clinical skills including effectiveness in a short term treatment model. Evidence of effectiveness in assessment and intervention with a range of clinical issues and complex diagnostic concerns. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of developmental issues of college students and commitment to student success. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to achieve goals. Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated in oral and written communication. Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Credentials: Licensed for independent practice in Tennessee as LMSW, LCSW, or LMFT or LPC. Preferred Experience: Experience providing mental health services in a college counseling center. Demonstrated interest and experience working affirmatively with students from diverse backgrounds; e.g., international students, racially diverse students, and/or students with marginalized identities. Specialized training and experience providing short-term, solution-focused interventions including single session interventions. Specialized training and experience with group therapy. Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is accompanied by a full university benefits package. Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. For consideration, go to: ********** and submit electronically a letter of application, a resume, three professional references (names, addresses and telephone numbers), and unofficial graduate school transcripts. Candidates will be notified before references are checked. This position is available starting September 9, 2019 and the actual start date is negotiable. Questions about the position may be directed to the search chair, Judi Gibbons at ****************. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone **************. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity. Other Professional Sep 9, 2019, 11:29:12 AM

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