Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Native American Student Specialist Premium

University of Oregon,

University Health Services- Counseling Services
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Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 22nd, '21


Application Review Begins January 2, 2022; Position open until filled

Start Date:

Available immediately, exact start date negotiable.

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 22nd, '21

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  • Full Time

The Senior Staff Psychologist/Therapist: Native American Student Specialist provides psychological intervention, prevention, and postvention programs and services to the university community, primarily to University of Oregon students. This position provides programs and services that address significant mental health issues, as well as those that are developmental and preventative in nature. Experience with developmental and significant mental health issues relevant to university students is required. This position provides clinical services such as drop-in and single-session intervention, initial clinical assessment, short-term individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and case disposition; serves as supervisor and trainer for graduate trainees and employees; completes clinical and other administrative tasks; develops, implements, and evaluates educational and prevention outreach programs; provides consultation to faculty, staff, students, parents and families, and other mental health/health care providers; and participates in department and university meetings and committees. This position will also provide clinical, educational, outreach, and consultation services specifically relevant to the needs of Native American students. The Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Native American Student Specialist adheres to university and department policies, State of Oregon statutes pertaining to the practice of counseling/psychology, and relevant ethical codes.

Some evening and weekend hours will be required.


Founded in 1876, the University of Oregon is the flagship residential institution of the state of Oregon and serves a national and international student body of approximately 22,000 students. An Association of American Universities (AAU) member, the University of Oregon is consistently recognized by leading publications for the strength of its academic programs, student support services, and innovative initiatives and programs. Offering more than 330 academic programs, the University of Oregon enrolls students from all fifty states and over one hundred countries worldwide. Nestled in the beautiful Willamette Valley, Eugene is an energetic college town with bike and running paths along the Willamette river, a strong arts and culture community, and is located less than two hours from outstanding skiing and mountain activities and the Oregon coast.

UO is an EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.


• Master’s degree in counseling, couples and family therapy, or social work. All degree requirements must be complete prior to start date.
• Applicants with master’s degrees must be currently licensed and able to obtain licensure in Oregon prior to start date.
• Eighteen months of experience:
- with a variety of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology;
- providing short term therapy;
- at least nine months of that experience providing therapy/counseling services to Native American clients/patients.

• Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program. Degree must be granted prior to start date.
• Successful completion of an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral internship prior to start date.
• Eighteen months of experience:
- with a variety of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology;
- providing short-term therapy;
- at least nine months of that experience providing therapy/counseling services to Native American clients/patients.
• Must be licensable in Oregon. If currently licensed in another state, must be licensed in Oregon within three months of hire.
• Unlicensed applicants must have an approved residency contract with the Oregon Board of Psychologists within one month of start date and must be licensed within two years of start date.

Special Qualifications:
• Position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists. Employee loses eligibility for employment if on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) and/or System of Award Management (SAM)
• Must be in compliance with UHS policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements


• Nine months experience providing mental health services in a college or university setting.
• Nine months of experience in a university counseling center collaborating with campus
• Experience providing education and/or prevention outreach geared toward Native American
• Extensive involvement with, and understanding of, Native American community, with a strong preference for involvement being with a federally- or state-recognized tribe.

• Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to multicultural organizational development.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to articulate an understanding of the role of a counseling center on a university campus.


Salary for Therapist (masters level): $63,000 - $68,000 per year| Salary for Psychologist (doctorate level): $68,000 - $75,000


For consideration, applicants must submit:
• Cover letter and CV which include dates of employment
• Name, email and phone number of at least three professional references, one of which must be current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.