College of Law Embedded Mental Health Therapist

University of Utah,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Jan 22nd, '21

Deadline:

Priority review deadline February 1, 2021

Start Date:

On or around March 15, 2021

Last Updated:

Fri, Jan 22nd, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Utah enthusiastically welcomes applications for a mental health therapist who will provide embedded services for the College of Law. This is a fully benefited, full-time 12-month position, with a 50/50 split for time spent in the UCC and the College of Law embedded site. Responsibilities include the provision of individual, group, and couples counseling services, intake assessments, crisis intervention services, and provision of psycho-educational services targeted toward Law students. Possession of strong clinical skills, the ability to manage a full client caseload, and the ability to work independently are required, as well as a demonstrated commitment to working effectively from a multicultural orientation and the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of the unique challenges faced by law students, with experience providing clinical services to law students preferred.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

The UCC is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS).  Our staff is composed of professionals from psychology, social work, clinical mental health, and psychiatric nursing backgrounds.  We have a several nationally recognized training programs, including a doctoral psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association, a master’s internship in Social Work, and practica in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work.  For more information about the UCC, please visit www.counselingcenter.utah.edu.

Region Description:

The University of Utah is located on the east bench of Salt Lake City, UT.  It is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and is a major research university.  The University offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate degrees, including medicine and law, to over 32,000 students.   Salt Lake City and the surrounding area have an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities, including seven ski resorts within 45 minutes.  For more information about the University of Utah or Salt Lake City, visit www.experience.utah.edu or www.visitsaltlake.com

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have licensure for independent practice in Utah by start date as follows:  For Social Work, have completed a Masters of Social Work with licensure as a Clinical Social Worker.  For Professional Counseling, have completed a Masters of Mental Health Counseling with licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.  For Marriage & Family Therapy, have completed a clinical master’s or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education with licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Other qualifications include two years of clinical experience with adults and late adolescents; demonstrated strong clinical skills; and strong verbal and written communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in an embedded counseling center position, a demonstrated knowledge of the unique challenges faced by law students, previous experience in college student mental health, and a strong commitment to and expertise in diversity issues. Fluency in language other than English (e.g., Arabic languages; Mandarin) is also preferred.

 
COMPENSATION

Salary range $60,000 - $66,000 based on candidate experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Cover letter, CV, and names/contact information for 3 professional references. Please contact Lauren Weitzman with any questions at lweitzman@sa.utah.edu. Successful completion of a background check required prior to hire.