Staff Psychotherapist - Embedded at the School of Law and Darden School of Business
Job ID: R0040579 | Health Services Professional | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking to hire a full-time mental health professional for the position of Staff Psychotherapist – Embedded in the School of Law and Darden School of Business.

The Staff Psychotherapist – Embedded is a staff member of CAPS and will join other CAPS staff members already housed on UVA North Grounds within UVA's School of Law and Darden School of Business. This role will serve three days/week at the School of Law and two days/week at Darden for a combined total of 40 hours/week.

This role will collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to provide outreach and consultation at both Law and Darden. Competitive candidates will have experience working with multicultural populations and/or graduate students. Job responsibilities include providing triage, diagnostic and developmental assessments, brief psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis support. In addition, the position involves making referrals to and coordinating care with CAPS psychiatric providers, as well as facilitating referrals for students wishing to connect with psychological and psychiatric services in the community. This position may also provide supervision and didactic seminars to trainees in CAPS' APA-accredited doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology.

Responsibilities include:
  • Staff Psychotherapists provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and clinical consultation. They manage outreach initiatives and programming. They conduct clinical interviews to obtain a comprehensive patient overview and discuss educational history, physical and mental health issues, social factors, substance use.
  • Conduct screening and comprehensive diagnostic psycho-educational evaluations.
  • Provide consultative and resource services to healthcare providers, as well as University faculty.
  • Provide direct supervision and interactive teaching to trainees in psychology.
  • Lead business and staff meetings, committees, and special projects.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

We seek individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive relational and organizational atmosphere.

This is an benefits-eligible position. Employee's benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
  • Parental and community service leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits after the first year
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

  • Licensed as a mental health professional in the Commonwealth of Virginia (or license-eligible; must be licensed within 6 months of hire). Must provide proof of credentials as part of the pre-hire process.
  • Master's degree in counseling or social work or PhD/PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • At least four years of professional experience providing psychotherapy to adults or adolescents, including a minimum of 1 year of experience with risk assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Knowledge and competency in culturally informed therapeutic approaches.
  • Experience with brief models of psychotherapy.
  • Crisis management skills, including experience with risk assessment, safety planning, and facilitating inpatient hospitalization.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team.

  • Working on a college or university campus.
  • Leading psychotherapy groups.
  • Providing outreach, including experience developing presentations and speaking to diverse audiences.
  • Supervising therapists-in-training.
  • Providing mental health support to individual in the health professions.

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.

The successful candidate will pass both a background check and a drug screen. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2022.

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