Mental Health Therapist
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee

Posted in Education and Training

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Mental Health TherapistThe Student Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications or nominations for a licensed mental health therapist in the Student Counseling Center. This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals working together to support the mental health of UT students. We are seeking candidates who enjoy working with young adults in a university environment, are enthusiastic about a career in college mental health, and appreciate the importance of mental health to academic success.The Student Counseling Center is a comprehensive college counseling center staffed by 15 full-time providers (psychologists, counselors, social workers, MFT). As an APA accredited training site with 5 intern positions, the center provides a robust training program for multiple levels of doctoral psychology trainees. The department is actively engaged in suicide prevention and stress management programming within the university community. The Center shares a state-of-the-art facility with the Student Health Center, the Center for Health Education and Wellness, and Care and Resilience, allowing significant collaboration in the care of students.The Position: Reporting to the Associate Director, the primary duty of the therapist in this position is to provide direct mental health services to students and consultation with faculty and staff. The successful candidate will have strong general therapy skills in working with a wide range of clinical issues and complex diagnoses and the ability to provide effective treatment in a short-term model. The person in this position will engage with the university community through community intervention and outreach, development of liaison relationships with campus partners, and mental health consultation with faculty and staff. The position allows for engagement in the center’s doctoral training program as the candidate’s skills and credentials permit. Finally, the person in this position will be expected to demonstrate clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity and to provide professional work that is infused with multicultural responsiveness.This position is responsible for:

    Providing direct clinical services such as individual, couples, and/or group psychotherapy, same day brief intervention interviews, and crisis intervention.Collaborating with Counseling Center staff and campus partners to advance the mission of the university.Providing outreach presentations (e.g., QPR suicide prevention training) to the university communityProviding training or other supports within the doctoral training program as appropriate.
The University and Region: UTK is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university, housing 11 colleges and 900+ programs of study. With an enrollment of 30,000 students, our undergraduate and graduate programs are repeatedly ranked among top national programs. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains; and a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people. The Knoxville region houses many leading corporations, including Bush Brothers & Company, Discovery Inc., Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

What We Require:Education and credentials: Master’s degree in a mental health related field; licensed or license eligible as a health services provider in TennesseeExperience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Evidence of strong generalist clinical skills including effectiveness in a short term treatment model.Evidence of effectiveness in assessment and intervention with a range of clinical issues and complex diagnostic concerns.Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.Strong interpersonal and communication skills.Demonstrated knowledge of developmental issues of college students and commitment to student success.Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to achieve goals.Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated in oral and written communication.
What We Prefer:Credentials: Licensed for independent practice in Tennessee as LCSW, or LMFT or LPC.Experience:
    Experience providing mental health services in a college counseling center.Demonstrated interest and experience working affirmatively with students from diverse backgrounds; e.g., international students, racially diverse students, and/or students with underrepresented or marginalized identities, including gender and sexual identities, first gen students, and others.Specialized training and experience providing short-term, solution-focused interventions including single session interventions.Specialized training and experience with neurodiverse college students, eating disorders/body image, sexual trauma, or substance abuseSpecialized training and experience with group therapy.
Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is accompanied by a full university benefits package.Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. For consideration, go to: and submit electronically a letter of application, a resume, three professional references (names, addresses and telephone numbers), and unofficial graduate school transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be notified before references are checked. The start date is negotiable, but no later than Aug 1, 2022. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr Judi Gibbons at University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title Vl/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity. 

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Spsf Student Counseling Services
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 24, 2022, 1:13:39 PM

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