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. 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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 Information School and the Evans School of Public Administration.
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 knowledge and skills in serving the diverse student population within the two named Schools. Cultural proficiency and expertise working with BIPOC and/or international students is required. This position requires excellent crisis intervention skills.
This person will provide consultation primarily to faculty and staff within the named Schools, and may occasionally provide consultation to other campus colleagues regarding students in the/those Schools. 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 OR Doctorate degree in Counseling/Clinical Psychology or related field.
One year of experience (can include internship) providing mental health counseling with college-aged clients, preferably in a university counseling center
Licensure in the state of Washington for the independent practice of mental health counseling.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
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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