Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist 3

Pennsylvania State University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Feb 11th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:

August 6, 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Feb 15th, '21


Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist 3

The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), University Park, has one Clinical Service Provider position available beginning August 6, 2021. This is a Level 3 or 4 position.

Penn State and CAPS are committed to advancing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion by fostering a professional culture of self-reflective inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverages the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help them thrive. CAPS is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth.

Responsibilities of this position include: providing screening/triage services for students, short-term individual and group therapy, crisis evaluation and intervention, and outreach and/consultation services. Required areas of expertise include one or more of the following: 1. consulting/liaising with campus and community partners regarding services for Black and African American students, as well as substantial experience providing mental health services to these populations; OR 2. Eating Disorder Treatment, including provision of individual and group psychotherapy and consulting with a multidisciplinary treatment team; OR 3. fluency in Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Malay or Arabic; OR 4. Research and Technology/Operations. Preference is given to candidates who have experience providing services to diverse populations, such as, but not limited to, underrepresented students, international students, and sexual &/ gender diverse students.

Recognizing the unique needs of Black and African American communities, candidates with expertise in provision of services for these communities should have a strong commitment to: social justice; diversity, equity and inclusion principles; and be able to navigate the multiple layers of identity that students experience, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, spirituality, sexuality, and gender. A successful candidate with expertise in this area will offer guidance and help in the development, implementation, and evaluation of services for Black and African American students at CAPS. In addition to direct mental health service, the successful candidate will develop collaborative consultation relationships with community partners that serve Black and African American students.

A Master's degree in Social Work or related discipline is required. Licensed eligible as a Clinical Social Worker or Professional Counselor is required. Current licensure as a Professional Counselor or Clinical Social Worker is preferred. Additional years of experience and current licensure required for a level 4 position.

State College, PA, a university town, with a population of 105,000 (which includes the State College borough and surrounding townships) was recently cited as one of the top university towns in the United States. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are 3 to 4 hours from State College and Baltimore is about 3 hours. State College and the university provide the major intellectual, cultural, and recreational resources for central Pennsylvania. Application review will begin on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a standing position with a 75% to 100% full time job equivalency (FTE) available, which will be determined with the successful applicant. For any FTE less than 100%, the typical schedule includes 40 hours per week during the academic year with summers off. Full Penn State benefits are included. CAPS is unable to sponsor a visa for this position.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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