This position is funded through June 2020. Continuation of this position is contingent on funding, with intent to permanently fund the position.
Although open until filled, priority application date is December 4, 2020.
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The Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Counseling Center Therapist/School of Law Liaison. This is a part-time (50%) position that works during the academic year (9-10 months). The exact dates will be negotiated with the successful applicant, though it is typically September through June. This position provides individual and group counseling services and psycho-educational outreach to enrolled UW students, to enhance their personal and academic success and ameliorate barriers to that success. 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 School of Law students.
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 law school. This position requires excellent crisis intervention skills.
This person will provide consultation primarily to School of Law faculty and staff, and may occasionally provide consultation to other campus personnel regarding law students. The person 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide short-term individual and group therapy, referrals, and crisis intervention
Outreach and Prevention Services for students and staff
Maintain confidential, comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date files for counseling services provided
Provide consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges
Serve on departmental and campus committees
Engage in professional development to keep current in the field, including maintaining license as mental health therapist in Washington
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, or completion of a graduate program accredited by APA.
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
For psychologists, completion of an APPIC-registered internship, preferably APA-accredited.
Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling, crisis management, and psychoeducation
Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact 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 law school students or in law school settings
Experience working in a university counseling center
Demonstrated ability to work effective with campus personnel
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