The Counselor provides counseling to students and consultation to faculty, students, staff and the community through individual, couples, family, group and crisis counseling /interventions for the benefits of the campus community. The position will assess individuals at risk for self-harm, harm to others, and risk to the campus community. The Counselor collaborates with the counseling center staff, provides consultation to faculty/staff from outside departments, and conducts research and mental health education to the campus community. Additionally, the position will provide consultation services to families in the Admissions office programs. The position may provide mediation services for students when deemed necessary. The Counselor must keep appropriate licensures, certifications, and continuing education to maintain a knowledge base of best practices in the field. The position may provide supervision to student interns as designated by the Center director. If this position provides supervision to post-master's degree clinicians, the individual must be in compliance with the supervision licensure laws designed by the state of Tennessee. Duties include:
Provides individual and group therapy to diverse student population; provides consultation, psychoeducational programming, and outreach to the campus community; documents clinical encounters in the Electronic Health Record system; supervises trainees and junior clinicians; and responds to crisis concerns.
Attends weekly staff meetings and case consult meetings; participates in committee assignments as needed; collaborates with other professionals to ensure continuity of client care; and engages in professional development activities to remain apprised of best practices and emerging trends.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of best practices and evidence-based treatments for college students
Knowledge of multicultural concerns that impact students' mental health
Skills at providing evidence-based treatments, consultation, outreach, educational programs, and crisis intervention
Strong communication skills
Ability to work as a team member
Knowledge of ethical and legal standards regarding collegiate mental health
This position is a Flex-Year Appointment with work schedule of greater than 9 months, but less than 12 months annually.
Review of applications will begin June 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 219487
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.