Embedded Counselor-Pamplin College of Business

Virginia Tech,

Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center, Virginia Tech
Last Posted:

Thu, Feb 11th, '21


March 5, 2021

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Feb 11th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center invites applications for a mental health clinician to serve as an Embedded Counselor in the Pamplin College of Business.  Located in the College, the embedded counselor will serve a dual role of providing direct clinical and educational services to students while also providing consultation and training opportunities for the faculty, advisors and staff of the college.   The position will report to the Director of the counseling center and will also coordinate with the Pamplin Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College to learn and to participate in the community culture.


The embedded counselor will provide direct clinical services to undergraduate and graduate students of the college including initial consultation and assessment, individual counseling, and appropriate referrals for psychiatric consultations and group therapy.  The embedded counselor will be available for drop-in hours, programmatic offerings for students, and informal consultations.


 Within the college, the embedded counselor will provide consultation with faculty, advisors, and staff regarding student mental health concerns.  Additional activities may include participation in orientation for new students, faculty, and staff; educational programming in suicide prevention; attendance at department and college meetings; and other collaborations to be determined.


 The Cook Counseling Center is a vibrant and growing multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals who work and thrive in a fast-paced environment providing focused treatment to all full-time students of Virginia Tech.  Embodying the Virginia Tech Principles of Community (www.inclusive.vt.edu) and committed to inclusivity and social justice, the center provides support to over 5,000 student per year through a full range of mental health services including individual and group counseling, psychiatric evaluation and medication, outreach and educational trainings (www.ucc.vt.edu).  The center has a central location with satellite operations and embedded counselors on the Blacksburg campus, in our Roanoke facility, and in the coming year on the Northern Virginia Innovation campus.  The center is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services and its internship training program by the American Psychological Association; additionally, the center provides training opportunities to third-year psychiatric residents and practicum students in counseling.  


Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers.  As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate majors to more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across the commonwealth and manages a research portfolio of more than $531 million. The university fulfills its role as a land-grant institution by fostering a collaborative environment that integrates technology into all disciplines, so that the Virginia Tech community can serve as a force for positive change around the commonwealth, the country, and the world.


Through experiential learning, future-focused research, and an inclusive, spirited culture, Virginia Tech strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).


Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia; a significant presence across the commonwealth, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia, the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, and sites in Newport News and Richmond; educational and research facilities across the state; a study-abroad site in Switzerland; and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus. The campus proper is located in the New River Valley and is 38 miles southwest of Roanoke.


·         Applicants will be licensed or license-eligible in their field of mental health and must hold the appropriate degree for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Psychologists must possess a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program with an APA-approved internship (ABD’s will be considered).  In related fields, a Master’s degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work plus two years of experience are required.

·         Experience in providing focused therapeutic interventions with a multidisciplinary team.

·         Experience and interest in collaboration with academic departments, faculty and staff.

·         Training and experience in delivering culturally competent interventions.


·         Experience in working with undergraduate and graduate students.

·         Familiarity with educational demands of a college of business.

·         Ability to speak a foreign language, e.g., Spanish, Mandarin.

·         Experience in outreach and educational programming, e.g., suicide prevention gate-keeper programs.


Commensurate with education and experience.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references with their contact information.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Chris Flynn at flynnc@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.