Staff Psychotherapist - Student Health and Wellness CAPS
Job ID: R0025928 | 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 two full-time mental health professionals for the position of Staff Psychotherapist.

We are a rapidly growing center looking for applicants who would like to join our team during this exciting time of expansion. Part of this growth involves expanding our care model to serve an increasingly diverse student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and decreases barriers to help-seeking and are looking for applicants who share these values.

Competitive candidates will have experience and interest in working with first generation college students, international students and BIPOC students. Expertise in LGBTQ+ populations is highly desired. Applicants skilled in working with eating and body image concerns are also encouraged to apply.

Job responsibilities include providing triage, intake assessments, brief psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis services (including occasional after hours on-call coverage). In addition, the Staff Psychotherapist will provide culturally inclusive community outreach and participate as a supervisor in CAPS' APA-accredited doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology. This position will work closely with CAPS psychiatric providers and serve on an interdisciplinary treatment team. The position also includes facilitating referrals to mental health services in the community.

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. Early career therapists are especially encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Master's Degree or Doctorate in Counseling, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, or Social Work
  • Licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia (or ability to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire)
  • A clear history of, and dedication to, providing mental health services to individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • At least 3 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents and/or adults
  • Experience in crisis intervention and/or facilitating transfers to a higher level of care.

Review of applications is ongoing and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and drug and health screen.

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0025928.‘ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

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.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


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