Embedded Therapist - University of Iowa

University of Iowa,

University Counseling Service & Tippie College of Business
Last Posted:

Tue, Feb 2nd, '21


February 19, 2021

Start Date:

To Be Determined

Last Updated:

Tue, Feb 16th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University of Iowa University Counseling Service (UCS) is actively recruiting a permanent, full-time Staff Therapist to be housed in the Tippie College of Business. This position will provide support to students, faculty, and staff within the Tippie College of Business through expertise in psychology. Support will include individual assessment and counseling; clinical crisis services; group counseling; psycho-educational outreach programming and consultation to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families; and supervision and training to graduate students in the mental health professions.

For a detailed job description, please email Talent Acquisition Specialist, Melanie Bell at melanie-bell@uiowa.edu.


About University Counseling Service:

The University Counseling Service is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, fluid, multiculturally proficient, fun, and creative center actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. Part of the Division of Student Life, the UCS fosters the mental health of students, staff, and faculty, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community.  


About the Tippie College of Business:

The Tippie College of Business is a Top-25 public business school.  We are known for our academic rigor, our work ethic, and our Iowa-nice culture. We are over 4,000 students in programs spanning BBA to PhD. We are six academic departments – accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and entrepreneurship, and business analytics.  We are eight centers and institutes, and four student-managed endowment funds.  We are 50,000 alumni and growing.  Our leadership is forward-thinking, pioneering, and embraces our responsibility to pursue excellence through diversity. We hold the gold standard of accreditations, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and have maintained the accreditation since 1923.  The Tippie community is deeply committed to the success of students and alumni, including their mental health.


About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.


The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 32,948 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.

Nestled along the Iowa River and surrounded by rural rolling hills, Iowa City perennially ranks as one of America’s best places to live. Featuring a college-town atmosphere with big-city cultural richness, the Iowa City area has something for everyone including Big 10 sports and world-class music, literature, dance, and theater.

To learn more about living and working in Iowa City, please visit: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/working-at-iowa


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in either Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-Accredited program, Master’s degree in Social Work with clinical focus from a CSWE-Accredited, or Master’s degree in Counseling from a CACREP-Accredited Program,
  • Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor: Licensed as an LISW, LMSW, or LMHC in the State of Iowa by the date of hire. Psychologist: Possession of a valid State of Iowa license as a psychologist within 18 months of hire. License must be maintained as condition of continued employment.
  • Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor: Relevant post-degree experience (typically 1-3 years). Psychologist: Relevant post-degree experience (typically 1-3 years), or satisfactory completion of a psychology doctoral internship.
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence and theory based mental health counseling in assessment, crisis, individual, and group with a university/college student population.
  • Extensive ability to assess, manage, and ensure high-quality mental health counseling and crisis management.
  • Extensive proficiency in planning and delivering outreach programs and consultation services on a university campus.
  • Working knowledge of providing supervision to trainees.
  • Expert proficiency in the application of communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Extensive proficiency in collaborating and interacting with individuals and groups while valuing the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Working proficiency with office support tools and electronic medical records software (e.g., word processing, email, presentation software, spreadsheets, and electronic health records); preferably Microsoft Office and Titanium EHR.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working with students in a business college or program.
  • Interest and experience in being entrepreneurial in the continual creation of new service systems.

All applicants must apply online via the jobs.uiowa.edu website in order to be considered. Direct link: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWALyc6qf 

Application Details:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact melanie-bell@uiowa.edu.