Staff Clinician, Outreach & Prevention Specialist

University of the South,

University Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Wed, Jun 10th, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Jun 10th, '20

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  • Full Time

Primary Function: The University Wellness Center (UWC) at The University of the South is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of Sewanee students, within an integrative healthcare model, by providing comprehensive and excellent medical services, behavioral health and counseling services, and wellness promotion to the student body. The UWC is comprised of a team of mental health professionals in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), medical professionals in Health Service, and wellness professionals in Wellness Promotion. The UWC/CAPS is seeking a Staff Clinician who will play an integral role in our multidisciplinary team, be responsible for providing direct clinical services within a culturally competent framework, and participate in outreach initiatives and activities. The successful candidate will have experience working with developmental and identity concerns, as well as experience working with substance abuse issues, eating disorders, and trauma.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Provide clinical services, including individual assessment to determine treatment recommendations, short-term individual and group therapy, and referral services
  • Provide crisis management that includes evening and weekend on call coverage
  • Participate in outreach services to meet the mental health needs of the University community, including educational workshops, personal skill development groups, consultation and training programs for faculty, staff, and student leaders

Job Related Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with multicultural theory and research, and the application of such research to college counseling center work
  • Experience providing short-term, solution-focused treatment
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience facilitating a variety of psychotherapy and/or wellness-oriented groups, ranging from psychoeducational and skills-based groups to interpersonal process groups.
  • Well-developed public speaking skills; interest and comfort in providing outreach and consultation to groups
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles
  • Knowledge of college student development and associated mental health challenges
  • Experience providing crisis services and making appropriate referrals to facilitate hospitalizations
  • Experience working in intensive treatment settings and with complex and severe mental health diagnoses
  • Commitment and expertise in working with diverse populations and/or underrepresented college student populations
  • Experience in directing, organizing, and prioritizing workload to meet required deadlines and department objectives
  • Skill in preparing comprehensive and in-depth analysis of complex, sensitive, and multifaceted issues, particularly under tight time constraints
  • Experience in written and electronic forms of data collection and management


    University Information: The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

    EEO Statement: The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

    Non-discrimination Statement: The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Employment Prescreening: Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening


    Education: Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy

    Experience: 1-2 years of relevant professional experience

    Licenses/Certification: Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Tennessee