General Counselor / Therapist with Mindful Eating Experience

University of Texas at Austin,

Counseling & Mental Health Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 13th, '20

Deadline:

Position posted minimum of 10 business days [Oct 21, 2020] but be may be extended until desired applicant is found.

Start Date:

October 12, 2020

Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 13th, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

General Comments

General Counseling and Mental Health Center, is seeking to fill one (1) position as a counselor in our General Counseling program who has special experience and/or training in supporting clients dealing with disordered eating and/or body image difficulties. They will serve as backup to the Mindful Eating program coordinator by providing counseling as needed in the area of disordered eating and/or body image difficulties when the program coordinator is unavailable. Must be licensed at Professional Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist.


Responsibilities

  • Provide short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, prevention and outreach services to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provision of training activities such as individual supervision, preceptorships, apprenticeships, co-leading and supervising therapy groups, and leading trainee seminars.
  • Provision of consultation with professional staff. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other mental health professionals on CMHC's multidisciplinary staff and other university departments and organizations.
  • Reviews client record to determine the progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered. Maintains current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal law, professional ethics, and Counseling and Mental Health Center, CMHC, policies.
  • Attend and participate in departmental and division meetings and staff development programs as assigned.
  • Coordinates referrals between CMHC and university or community service providers.
  • Other related functions as assigned.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

THE UNIVERSITY AND CMHC:

The University of Texas at Austin is a culturally diverse campus. It includes a student body of approximately 52,000, along with 3,100 faculty distributed among 18 schools and colleges, along with a staff of nearly 18,000. Approximately 49% of students are members of ethnic minority groups (19% Asian American, 21% Hispanic, 4% African American), while an additional 10% are international students.

The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) provides a full range of university mental health services including time-limited individual therapy, group therapy, program development and outreach, psychiatric assessment and treatment, counseling in an academic setting (CARE), integrated health care, diversity coordination and outreach specialist, urgent care and telephone counseling and referral services. Training and supervision is provided to psychology and social work interns, psychiatric residents, psychiatric nurse practitioner students and psychology practicum students. The center's large, multidisciplinary staff includes psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and licensed professional counselors.

The Counseling and Mental Health Center is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. Our mission requires that people of every background be able to use our services with an expectation of respectful treatment. CMHC has developed a "Statement on Diversity" that is available at https://cmhc.utexas.edu/diversity.html. The University does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, or veteran's status in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. It is also the University's policy to maintain an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

For more information about CMHC, visit our web site at: https://cmhc.utexas.edu/.

Region Description: http://austintexas.gov/

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

License Requirements

Professional Counselor:

  • Licensed to practice independently as a professional counselor in Texas
  • Or if licensed in another state, must be able to obtain license to practice independently in Texas within one year

Social Work:

  • Licensed to practice independently as a Clinical Social Worker in Texas
  • Or if licensed in another state, must be able to obtain license to practice independently in Texas within one year

Psychology:

  • Licensed to practice independently as a Psychologist in Texas
  • Or if licensed in another state, must be able to obtain license to practice independently in Texas within one year


Educational Requirements

Professional Counselor:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work or other degree which meets eligibility requirement in Texas for licensure? and licensed as a Professional Counselor or the equivalent from another state? must be able to obtain licensure in Texas within one year if licensed in another state. LPCi will not be considered.
  • Two years post masters clinical experience in college or university counseling center or other relevant clinical setting.

Social Work:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work or other degree which meets eligibility requirement in Texas for licensure? and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or the equivalent from another state? must be able to obtain licensure in Texas within one year if licensed in another state.
  • Two years post masters clinical experience in college or university counseling center or other relevant clinical setting.

Psychology:

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology or other degree acceptable to the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychology. Licensed as a Psychologist or the equivalent from another state? must be able to obtain licensure in Texas within one year if licensed in another state.
  • One year, full-time equivalent, post-doctoral clinical experience in college or university counseling center or other relevant clinical setting

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in high demand outpatient or inpatient mental health setting.
  • Experience providing culturally competent treatment to a diverse client population.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Two (2) years experience providing services to college aged persons with disordered eating and/or body image difficulties
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in working with serious mental illness.
  • At least 3 years of significant experience in providing short-term individual counseling and crisis intervention services to a culturally diverse population.
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in high demand outpatient or inpatient mental health settings.
  • At least 3 years of experience providing crisis intervention, triage, care coordination, and brief therapy to young adults and/or college students.
  • Experience working in a college/university counseling center or outpatient mental health setting.
  • Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team of mental health providers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with campus personnel, such as professionals in academic affairs and other student services providers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a large system, and to participate and collaborate effectively in a large mental health services agency.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a flexible yet highly organized working style.
  • Licensed as an LPC/LCSW/Psychologist for a minimum of two years.
 
COMPENSATION

Salary Range by Discipline

Professional Counselor: $48,000+ depending on qualifications

Clinical Social Worker: $51,000+ depending on qualification

Psychologist: $60,000+ depending on qualifications

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:

You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:

As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Documents.