BIPOC Mental Health Professional in Counseling Services - Master's Degree Level

University of Nevada, Reno,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 12th, '21


Open until filled

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Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 12th, '21

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We are seeking a full-time Master’s Degree level Mental Health Professional to primarily serve BIPOC identified students. The BIPOC Mental Health Professional focuses on providing services to support the success and mental well-being of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students, through the provision of clinical services. These services primarily include conducting initial clinical evaluations and providing individual and group therapy/workshops, but it will also include student consultations, outreach, programming, and collaboration with campus partners. As with all Counseling Services staff, this position serves as a generalist, providing a full range of clinical services to the larger UNR student population. 

The position will focus on BIPOC students, and will incorporate an understanding of the ways in which race, ethnic identity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, privilege and oppression affect therapeutic service delivery.  The ideal candidate will provide culturally responsive and identity-informed individual and group counseling, with prioritization of clinical service provision to BIPOC students.  The candidate will also develop, evaluate and modify treatment plans for students, BIPOC or not, presenting with a range of clinical concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance use and abuse, and disordered eating.

This position provides a full range of BIPOC mental health counseling and crisis interventions to university students.  The individual in this position also provides clinical supervision and evaluation to graduate and post-graduate trainees, along with administrative and other duties as assigned by their direct supervisor. The position will also function as a “generalist” in terms of treatment, prevention and outreach. The majority of this work is accomplished via one-to-one or group clinical services to students, but may sometimes extend to outreach or consultation to family, faculty and other professional members of the community. All services provided are based on professional ethics, established standards for providers of mental health services, and state and federal law.


The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field and two (2) years of related professional work experience. Related Experience: Professional work experience is defined as experience with mental health services provision to BIPOC individuals and at least one (1) year working at a college counseling center


Certification and Licensure

Licensed or Eligible for Licensure in the State of Nevada at the time of application and be licensed in Nevada as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nevada within three (3) months of employment


Preferred Qualifications
Experience of more than two (2) years working in a college counseling center

Strong organizational and presentation skills

Ability to be self-reliant and independent but also know when to ask for help

Strong interpersonal skills


Compensation Grade


Salary Schedules


Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program


Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV - List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

2) Cover Letter

3) Proof of licensure, if applicable

4) Contact Information for Three Professional References

5) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.