Behavioral Health Therapist - Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services 16680
The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Behavioral Health Therapist. This position provides short-term individual and group counseling, crisis management, outreach/consultation, services for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and training for practicum interns at the center.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling (virtual and in person) for individuals with diverse presenting concerns.
Provide clinical services including, but not limited to, assessment, treatment planning, short-term counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management.
Provide clinical services both in-person and through telehealth platforms.
Conduct comprehensive intake evaluations, triage, and participate in CCPPS's crisis intervention services, crisis clinic, and after-hours crisis coverage (initial responses and crisis stabilization provided by ProtoCall staff).
Administer and document risk assessments and risk reduction interventions.
Provide consultation and outreach to clients and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community.
Complete required documentation in an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring and management of student treatment compliance (i.e., missed appointments, cancellations, etc.) in accordance with agency policies and state and federal regulations.
Attend case conference, committees, task forces, and other meetings related to the mission of the Center and the university.
Provide clinical supervision to trainees and facilitate seminars on a variety of clinical or professional topics.
Serve as a liaison to various campus stakeholders and ensure that students, faculty and staff are provided with timely information regarding CCPPS and student mental health concerns and resources.
MA, MS, in social work (MSW), counseling, clinical/counseling psychology, or related field.
Completed master's level practicum/internship or related work experience in providing outpatient counseling to students or a young adult population.
Experience providing clinical services in a multidisciplinary setting.
Experience providing services to diverse, college-age students or other adults (e.g., students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students, non-traditional students, military veterans).
Experience with Excel, Microsoft Access or similar software.
Ability to navigate and to collaborate with university and healthcare systems.
Geographical availability to provide timely on campus emergency responses during on call weeks (2- 4 weeks per year).
Demonstrated commitment to cultural humility and affirmative care for all students.
Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document and evaluate multiculturally-sensitive intake/ triage/crisis assessment, individual, and group counseling, and consultation/outreach across a range of mental health concerns.
Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to understand the role and functioning of Student Life and Academic Affairs policies and procedures to facilitate university-wide retention efforts.
Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct training and consultation with and linkage to academic support entities in a university setting.
Ability to utilize an electronic health record system.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with a team.
Demonstrated experience with substance use disorder treatment with a college-aged population.
Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently provide care management and to actively identify and decrease barriers to care.
Skills and abilities required to assess and respond to unpredictable clinical presentations and related calls from campus and parent stakeholders in the context of ethical and legal parameters.
Experience with data management and related software.
Practical and ethical knowledge regarding the provision of telehealth services.
License-eligible; must obtain a Provisional License and/or License (LICSW/LPC) within the State of West Virginia in counseling, psychology, or related field within two years of being hired for the position (Preference for applicants who are licensed or within six months of licensure).
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: May 4, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 225963
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.