Staff Clinician, Outreach and Prevention

Sewanee: The University of the South,

Student Life-University Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 15th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:

August 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 15th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University Wellness Center (UWC) at The University of the South is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of Sewanee students, within an integrative healthcare model, by providing comprehensive and excellent medical services, behavioral health and counseling services, and wellness promotion to the student body. The UWC is comprised of a team of mental health professionals in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), medical professionals in Health Service, and wellness professionals in Wellness Promotion. The UWC/CAPS is seeking a Staff Clinician who will play an integral role in our multidisciplinary team, be responsible for providing direct clinical services within a culturally competent framework, and participate in outreach initiatives and activities. The successful candidate will have experience working with developmental and identity concerns, as well as experience working with substance abuse issues, eating disorders, and trauma.
  • Provide clinical services, including individual assessment to determine treatment recommendations, short-term individual and group therapy, and referral services
  • Provide crisis management that includes occasional evening and weekend response
  • Participate in outreach services to meet the mental health needs of the University community, including educational workshops, personal skill development groups, consultation and training programs for faculty, staff, and student leaders and to support mental health of vulnerable student populations


The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Tennessee

  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Tennessee

  • Knowledge and experience with multicultural theory and research, and the application of such research to college counseling center work
  • Experience providing short-term, solution-focused treatment
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience facilitating a variety of psychotherapy and/or wellness-oriented groups, ranging from psychoeducational and skills-based groups to interpersonal process groups.
  • Well-developed public speaking skills; interest and comfort in providing outreach and consultation to groups
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles
  • Knowledge of college student development and associated mental health challenges
  • Experience providing crisis services and making appropriate referrals to facilitate hospitalizations
  • Experience working in intensive treatment settings and with complex and severe mental health diagnoses
  • Commitment and expertise in working with diverse populations and/or underrepresented college student populations
  • Experience in directing, organizing, and prioritizing workload to meet required deadlines and department objectives
  • Skill in preparing comprehensive and in-depth analysis of complex, sensitive, and multifaceted issues, particularly under tight time constraints
  • Experience in written and electronic forms of data collection and management


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