Senior Trauma Counselor
Job ID: R0042777 | Health Services Professional | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Mental health therapists provide clinical mental health services (evaluation, diagnosis, and individual and group psychotherapy) to clients of the UVA Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. They provide case management for their clients, including making referrals for necessary services, and assist with care management duties. They also have outreach and wellness responsibilities. The position requires expertise and experience in the role of cultural, racial, gender, and sexual identity in mental health, as well as experience/training working with issues of interpersonal violence, trauma, and related psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, and substance misuse. Senior Mental Health Therapists also supervise practicum students, interns, and/or residents-in-counseling when their schedule permits.
  • Provide clinical mental health services (evaluation, diagnosis, and individual and group therapy).
  • Provide case management for clients, including care coordination and referrals.
  • Coordinate with academic, Title IX and other UVA support services as necessary.
  • Maintain case notes and other documentation.
  • Supervise practicum students, interns, and/or residents-in-counseling as schedule permits.
  • Assist with the Counseling Program care management and management of the wait list.
  • Contribute to outreach and wellness programming.
  • Participate in continuing education, conferences, and other professional development activities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education: Master's degree in social work, counseling, or clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Experience: Eight years of post-licensure experience providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents or adults in a college setting, including work with minority/under-represented identities.
  • Licensure: Current licensure as an LPC or LCSW in the state of Virginia or transferable license within 60 days. Registered as a clinical supervisor (or meet the requirements to be registered). Training in evidence-based approaches for helping college populations, such as motivational interviewing, CBT, EMDR, or Seeking Safety.

For additional information about the position, please contact Abby Palko, at

Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

As a student-facing support unit, the Women's Center is working in person. Staff members have the option to work remotely 40% of the week at this time.

The anticipated start date is January 16, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $65,000-$90,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit Review of applicants will being December 12, 2022.This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

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