Mental Health Provider

Yale University,

Yale Health
Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 2nd, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:

Open until filled

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 2nd, '20


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


General Purpose: 

The Embedded Mental Health Provider supports undergraduate students by providing psychotherapy and therapeutic interventions for students living in residential colleges. The provider will work in an office adjacent to the residential colleges to ease student access to mental health treatment. The provider will be available for same day appointments, and to provide intervention and support to students in need. They will work with students to arrange appropriate ongoing care or resources. The Residential College Deans or their designees may also connect them to students for consultation regarding matters in the college. As this role is to enhance student access to services through proximity, evening and weekend availability is expected.  The provider will need to work closely with residential college deans to form a collaborative relationship to support student mental health. The position reports to the Chief of Mental Health & Counseling.


The Embedded Mental Health Provider may provide individual therapy and/or group therapy. They assess and diagnose mental illness. They provide culturally competent treatment to patients of varied racial/ ethnic identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual/ gender identities. They administer and interpret psychological tests and develop and present written test results and analysis. Serve as liaison to patients, families, and clinical staff on issues and programs pertaining to psychological services. They serve as a liaison to Yale community and develop and deliver outreach programs to the Yale community. They adhere to psychology code of ethical conduct and abide by laws affecting the practice of psychology.


Additional responsibilities include: Respond to acute or urgent need of students living in residential colleges. Plan and coordinate individual and group therapy. Participate in the development of short-term patient treatment, in collaboration with the Mental Health & Counseling department. Provide psychological services to patients of differing cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and genders. Provide mental health emergency coverage. Interact with internal contacts such as patients, clinicians, social workers and other medical staff, administrators with regard to clinical programs and program development. Interact with external contacts such as outpatient therapists, residential treatment centers, and other mental health institutions. Respond to requests for support from the Residential College Deans.


Successful candidates will be dedicated mental health professionals who are stimulated by the idea of working with a unique and diverse student population. Mental Health and Counseling is a vibrant and energetic environment that values collaboration and initiative and is looking for candidates who want to be an integral part of the Yale University and Yale Health community. Mental Health and Counseling is part of Yale Health, which is a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on the campus of Yale University.  Yale Health is an open and accepting medical home providing culturally sensitive, patient-centered care to all members. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their education and experience, to the diversity and excellence of the Yale community. Yale Health is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home.


Please provide a cover letter with application.



Required Education and Experience: 

Master’s degree in Social Work and two years’ experience post licensure providing clinical care; or  Ph.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology; or Psy.D.




Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.




Master’s degree in Social Work and two years’ experience post licensure providing clinical care; or  Ph.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology; or Psy.D.

  • Ability to thrive in an energetic and diverse work environment.
  • Ability to in interact effectively and appropriately with college age populations and international students.
  • Proven ability to design and implement workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students.
  • Ability to provide treatment for a culturally diverse student population.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Two years of related work experience in a college setting strongly preferred.

Please provide a cover letter with application.