This position is funded through June 2023. Continuation of this position is contingent on funding, with intent to permanently fund the position.
Although open until filled, priority application date is December 21, 2020.
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The Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Counseling Center Therapist/Health Sciences Liaison. This position provides short-term mental health counseling services and psycho-educational outreach to enrolled UW students to enhance their personal and academic success and ameliorate barriers to that success. A key role of this position is to support and empower individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities in order to promote student retention and graduation. This position also provides professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance the campus climate for student success. This position will include focus on providing counseling and outreach services for students in the School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy, and the School of Dentistry.
This position involves daily intense contact with UW students in psychological or academic distress. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required. This position requires knowledge and skills in serving the diverse student population within the three Schools. Cultural proficiency and expertise working with BIPOC students is required. This position requires excellent crisis intervention skills.
This person will provide consultation primarily to faculty and staff within the three named Schools, and may occasionally provide consultation to other campus colleagues regarding health sciences students. The person will be part of an interdisciplinary team designed to enhance the mental health of UW students, create a healthier and more inclusive campus climate, and to respond to mental health crises.
Most work will be performed Monday through Friday with regular evening hours. Occasional weekend hours will be required.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling/Clinical Psychology or related field.
One year of experience (can include internship) providing mental health counseling, preferably in a university or college counseling center.
Licensure in the state of Washington for the independent practice of mental health counseling.
Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling, crisis management, and psycho-education.
Demonstrated cultural proficiency and experience working with diverse individuals and groups
Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice.
Experience and interest in conducting prevention and outreach services.
Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical responsibilities.
Experience in a university counseling center or with college-aged clinical populations.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Experience working with health sciences students
Experience working in a university counseling center
Experience working with trauma
Experience providing treatment via telehealth technology
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with campus colleagues
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