Mental Health Provider - Student of Color Focus

University of Wisconsin - Madison,

Mental Health Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 6th, '21


April 30, 2021

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 6th, '21

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  • Full Time

Under the supervision of Mental Health Services Leadership Team Clinician, the Mental Health Provider - Student of Color Focus will provide clinical services and campus-based programming for UW-Madison students with a focus on serving students of color. This provider will offer assistance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of services for underrepresented students in an integrated health center. In addition to direct mental health service, this provider will develop collaborative consultation relationships with community partners that serve underrepresented populations, especially those that serve students of color. To this end, the Mental Health Provider - Student of Color Focus performs the following: 

Principal duties:

A. Direct Clinical Service (65%):

1) Provides individual and group therapy services, primarily for students of color

2) Participates in the provision of on-call mental health services (during business hours);

3) Provides programming and consultation to campus partners through outreach services;

4) Additional options for Direct Clinical Services may include:

1) Responds to campus crises as they occur;

2) Provides integrated primary care behavioral health interventions within UHS Medical Services;

3) Provides couple/partner therapy services;

4) Provides services in a language other than English;

5) Administers and interprets limited assessment measures.


B. Administrative Duties (35%)

1) Maintains accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions and consultations;

2) Involved in the development and implementation of programs and services related to focus area;

3) Collaborates with providers and staff in UHS units and with campus partners;

4) Follows agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, HIPAA, and FERPA;

5) Attends staff, committee, and workgroup meetings as assigned;

6) Other duties as assigned;


Mental Health Services at University Health Services: MHS is located at 333 East Campus Mall on the seventh floor of the recently-constructed student services tower in the University Square Complex. We are part of an integrated University Health Services which provides medical and prevention services to UW-Madison students. This multi-use building is also the home for the Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid, the Registrar, the Student Activities Center, and retail stores on the first floor. MHS has inviting provider offices, as well as several large group rooms available for group therapy sessions, case conferences, consultation, staff meetings, and other professional activities. In recent years UHS has been recognized by the Princeton Review as the best college health service in the country.

UW-Madison: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is partially located on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona and occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place the Ho-Chunk nation has called Teejop (“day-JOPE”) since time immemorial. Founded in 1848, UW–Madison is a land-grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. UW–Madison has over 40,000 students and is organized into 20 schools. Our comprehensive academic programs offer 136 undergraduate majors, along with 148 master's degrees programs and 120 doctoral programs. The University of Wisconsin Badgers competes in 25 intercollegiate sports in the Big Ten Conference and has won 28 national championships. Go Bucky!

Madison: Madison is the vibrant state capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a population of 260,000 (650,000 in the metro area), Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin, 80 miles west of Milwaukee, 270 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 150 miles northwest of Chicago. With its strong economy, unique natural beauty, exciting nightlife and restaurants, and dynamic recreational offerings, Madison consistently ranks as one of the best places in the country to live, work, get an education, play, and raise a family. Wisconsin's beautiful capital city offers both small town charm and a range of leisure and cultural opportunities usually found in much larger communities.


For Counselor or Social Worker Title: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or other related mental health field

For Psychologist Title: Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology

Required: Minimum of one year experience in a mental health setting.

Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


Preferred: Minimum of two years' experience in a mental health setting with a focus on serving clients of color.
Strongly preferred experiences of the candidate include:
1) Demonstrated interest and experience in serving clients of color;
2) Experience in an interdisciplinary college mental health treatment setting;
3) Experience in brief intervention and mental health crisis assessment;
4) Experience in consultation and collaboration with campus or community partners and provision of campus-based services/outreach including experience developing campus-wide programs that focus on serving students of color;
5) Demonstrated attentiveness to intersectionality & health disparities, and commitment to continued development of cultural competencies;
6) Experience participating in multidisciplinary teams including medical providers and/or academic faculty/staff.


Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications Salary posted is the minimum. Experience will be considered. The psychologist title series will have a higher starting salary

Competitive Benefits Package:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualifying Employer 


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