Behavioral Health Counselor

The University of Arizona, Campus Health Service,

Campus Health Service
Last Posted:

Tue, Dec 15th, '20



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Dec 16th, '20

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  • Full Time

The University of Arizona, Campus Health Services' (CHS) Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) department is seeking 4 full-time, fiscal 12 month/year around, Arizona licensed or license eligible mental health clinicians (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) to provide mental health triage, brief individual and group counseling, support groups, workshops, referral, consultation, outreach, and crisis services to UA undergraduate, graduate and professional students, with a particular focus on Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) students, on Indigenous (Native American/Alaskan Native) students, Hispanic/Latina-o-x students, and Black students.

These Cultural Center embedded positions, were created and funded by the University of Arizona Executive Office of the President in part, as response to a list of demands created by the Coalition of Black Students and Allies (COBA) embedded counselors will work closely with the entire CAPS and Cultural Center staffs, as well as interfacing with the Campus Health Service (CHS) medical team, the Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residential Life, faculty, families, other campus departments and community entities. The other embedded Cultural Center positions include: NASA (Native American Student Affairs), AASA (African American Student Affairs), and the Adalberto & Ana Guerrero Student Center (GSC, Hispanic/Latina-o-x student support).

For additional information and to apply, please go to (search for req3339, 3348, 3344, and 3350).


The CHS was the first fully accredited college health service in the nation and in the Princeton Review, the CHS has been ranked in the top 3% for Best Health Services for the past five years. The CHS is committed to positioning itself as an exceptional student health center by fostering an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse backgrounds of our employees and the community we serve. It is a diverse organization of over 150 employees who are committed to improving the health and safety of college students. For more information on the CHS, please go to

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; professional liability coverage; and more!

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Master’s degree in an applied mental health field (e.g., Social Work or Counseling) from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years work experience in the behavioral health field and/or providing services to marginalized and/or underserved populations.
  • Current Licensure in the State of Arizona or secure an Arizona License as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience in racial trauma, racial battle fatigue, and commitment to anti-racism.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of clients presenting with a broad range of clinical needs.
  • Experience in psychopathology and diagnostic systems.

  •  Utilizes a holistic approach to care including experience with incorporating relevant spiritual traditions, healing practices and cultural traditions.
  • Knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following intersectional areas: working with LGBTQIA+, international students, low income, first generation, undocumented, DACA students, or students with mixed status family.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
  • Effective skills in assisting underrepresented students navigate various university resources.
  • Prior clinical experience in a multidisciplinary clinic setting.
  • Demonstrates experience partnering effectively and collegially on an interdisciplinary team in a university counseling center or other mental health agency.
  • Proficiency to conduct therapy services in multiple languages.
  • Experience in utilizing a brief therapy model of care.
  • Experience (1-3 years) working in university mental health, including crisis assessment and management, mental health triage, brief psychotherapy and referrals.
  • Experience utilizing an electronic health record.
  • Enthusiastic and innovative approach to college mental health.



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