Staff Therapist

University of Dayton,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 5th, '21


April 30, 2021

Start Date:

no later than July 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 5th, '21


The University of Dayton is seeking a dedicated, hardworking, multiculturally focused, and community centered Therapist to serve in the Counseling Center. The therapist is responsible for providing individual and group therapy, emergency walk-in support, after hours crisis intervention as part of a rotation, outreach, and supervision of graduate trainees. Through an approach of prevention, education, treatment, and care, the Counseling Center team is missioned to provide a positive impact on the mental health, wellbeing, and academic success of all students through services that promote resiliency, capacity building, and facilitate optimal student development and growth. The Counseling Center actively contributes to the university's holistic approach to mental health and suicide prevention through integration of the UD Step Care Model. The ideal candidate for this position will hold strong ethics regarding client confidentiality, serve as a generalist to help students who present with a wide range of clinical presentations, and understand the importance of being available some evenings and weekends to best serve students. To achieve success, the candidate must be dedicated to reducing barriers to care that exist for communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups. Further, a commitment to understand and support the University of Dayton's distinctive Marianist tradition and educational vision, as well as a willingness to model institutional values of service to others, community, and diversity are imperative.

Duties / Responsibilities (% of time)

Direct Client Service (60%)
• Responsible for assessing and treating common psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance misuse, grief, sexual trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and personality disorder as part of individual and group psychotherapy, as well as providing crises intervention, risk assessment , consultation, and after hours emergency support.
• Utilize effective communication techniques with students, faculty, staff, parents, family members and concerned others.
• Collaborate and appropriately consult with Division of Student Development partners, psychiatrists, and medical staff.
• Appropriately refer clients on-campus and to off-campus community providers.
• Display a positive attitude within the Counseling Center and across departmental lines to contribute to staff morale and overall customer satisfaction.
• Ensure all clinical documentation is complete and maintained in a manner consistent with state and national ethical standards.

Supervision and Training of Interns and Trainees (15%)
• Provide supervision and training to trainees and interns. Ensure all documentation and services rendered align with high ethical standards.
• Review videotaped sessions for supervisees and provide regular performance evaluations.
• Review all clinical documentation drafted by supervisees under the Therapist’s oversight and provide guidance regarding appropriate revisions.
• Ensure clinical supervision and training incorporates the importance of thorough safety/suicidality assessments, teaching related to psychological diagnosis and empirically supported treatments, guidance regarding supervisees use of self and the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and ensuring supervisees are demonstrating multicultural competencies.

Outreach Service Delivery and Consultation (15%)
• Provide psychoeducational, specialty topic, prevention initiatives and speaking-related outreach services to members of the student body and campus partners, serving as a resource and increasing the Center's visibility.
• Serve as a consultant for staff, faculty, students, and family members of students, hospitals, psychiatry, and others in need of psychological consultation pertaining to the University of Dayton community.

Related Duties (10%)
• Actively participate in Student Development activities on campus by serving as a volunteer, mentor, committee member and/or participant.
• Attend relevant staff meetings and case conference.
• Participate in continuing education as needed to maintain clinical licensure.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director, and/or, Director's designee.


 Must have completed a doctoral degree in psychology or master’s degree in a closely related clinical field from an accredited program.
• Current independent licensure in Ohio, or licensure eligible within one year, as a Psychologist, LPCC-S, LISW-S, or LMFT-S.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the mental health needs and concerns of a college-aged population;
• Possess active experience in crisis intervention and emergency management operations within a clinical setting
• Demonstrate experience and commitment to facilitating groups, including process, psycho-education, and support groups;
• Demonstrate experience working collaboratively with various constituents;
• Articulate passion for promoting holistic wellbeing and enhancing student learning ;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Attention to detail;
• Ability to work on an on-call basis as a part of a 24/7 crisis response system that may require the person to respond to campus or a hospital /mental health facility after hours; and
• Flexibility in implementing outreach programming during business hours, the evenings, and weekends to best meet student needs.


Demonstrated success in engaging male identifying persons and international students in programming and treatment.
• One or more years of training experience providing clinical supervision;
• One or more years working in a counseling center, or similar setting, that serves college students;
• Experience using Titanium software and/or a comparable Electronic Medical Records system;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team;
• Ability to write concise and logical clinical documentation;
• Capacity to independently manage a variety of tasks with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities;
• Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive, and effective working relationships with multiple constituency groups;
• Proven success working with a range of culturally and ethnically diverse populations , and evidence of commitment to fostering equity, inclusion, and a collaborative multicultural environment; and
• Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, service in leadership, and balanced lifestyles, while possessing exceptional verbal communication skills, enthusiasm, positive attitude, and be a self-starter with the ability to instill the same in others.


Please summarize your ability to meet minimum qualifications in your cover letter.
References may be requested later in the interview process.