Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
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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. We welcome clinicians who are committed to trauma-informed, liberation focused mental health care. 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 a Mental Health Therapist. We are looking for a candidate who, through professional and/or lived experience, has a deep passion around the mental health needs for tribal communities.
This position provides short-term mental health counseling services and psycho-educational outreach to enrolled UW students, with a particular focus on Native American students. A key role of this position is to support and empower individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities, especially our Native American students, 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 to enhance the campus climate for student success.
This position involves daily intense contact with UW students in psychological or academic distress. Consultation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required. This position requires the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and understands the social and cultural context of Native students. Understanding the role of trauma (historical, community, family, and personal) in wellness and recovery is key. 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, staff and family regarding student mental health. 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.
• Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling/Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
Doctorate degree in Counseling/Clinical Psychology or related field.
• One year of experience (can include internship) providing mental health counseling with college-aged clients.
• 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 Native American populations and diverse populations.
• 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.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Experience working with tribal communities
• Experience working with trauma
• Experience providing treatment via telehealth technology
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with campus colleagues
•Experience working in a university counseling center
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