Counselor/Psychologist and Multicultural Specialist

University of Missouri-St. Louis,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Jun 4th, '21

Deadline:

Open until filled

Start Date:

Spring/Summer 2021. Start date is negotiable.

Last Updated:

Fri, Jun 4th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Health, Counseling, and Disability Access Services are seeking an experienced and skilled therapist able to work with a diverse clinical population with a wide range of needs, as well as to support our efforts to enhance our services to serve all students. There will be possibilities to develop groups such as a People of Color group and to develop additional avenues for connecting with students on campus who have been historically under-represented and/or less likely to access Counseling Services as a resource. The successful candidate will possess expertise with diverse populations and an understanding of intersectionality and how it impacts the daily lives of students.
 
We are seeking an experienced therapist to provide initial assessments; individual and group counseling/therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psycho-educational programming; and supervision of clinical graduate interns. We are seeking a professional who is committed to the work of university counseling centers and who wishes to join a dynamic staff seeking ways to better meet the mental health needs of the campus population. Cultural competence is of utmost importance. The successful candidate will value a multifaceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, consultation with the campus, and mental health prevention/early intervention. 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 the workload while promoting a positive atmosphere and healthy relationships.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS

UMSL is an urban/suburban, predominantly commuter campus of approximately 10,000 students. Counseling Services is located in a merged office with Health Services and Disability Access Services, with other student services in an attractive and lively student center.
The clients who use our services reflect the greatly varied population of St. Louis region itself. Although some UM-St. Louis students fit the profile of the traditional college student, the mean age of our clients is twenty-seven. Cultural backgrounds, intellectual assets and psychological strengths also tend to vary greatly. Clients’ concerns range from developmental issues, to situational crises, to more serious psychological disorders. This diversity contributes to a stimulating professional environment.

Region Description:

St. Louis offers the many amenities of an urban center--cultural institutions, zoo, sports teams, and national entertainment—as well as easy access to the beautiful outdoors of Missouri and its waterways.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 A minimum of a Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work is necessary. Demonstrated competence working with a culturally diverse population. Post-degree experience in counseling is strongly preferred. University counseling center experience and Missouri licensure eligibility are highly desirable. The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri within 12 months of hire.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desirable skills include interest and experience in utilizing a brief therapy model, group therapy, crisis intervention, hospitalization experience and work with more complex cases.