Mental Health Specialist (Diverse Populations)

University of Utah,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 19th, '21


Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2021.

Start Date:

On or around July 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 19th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at The University of Utah enthusiastically welcomes applications for a Mental Health Specialist (Diverse Populations) to become an integral member of our dynamic multidisciplinary team. As part of the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Embedded Therapist team, this position has a special focus on working with marginalized student populations including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Responsibilities include intake assessments; individual, group, and couples/relationship counseling using a brief therapy model; crisis intervention services; prevention; outreach, and consultation with campus partners; and coordinating services specifically designed for marginalized student populations. Opportunities for supervision and training of agency trainees are also possible.


The UCC is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS).  Our staff is composed of professionals from psychology, social work, clinical mental health, and psychiatric nursing backgrounds.  We have a several nationally recognized training programs, including a doctoral psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association, a master’s internship in Social Work, and practica in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work.  For more information about the UCC, please visit

Region Description:

The University of Utah is located on the east bench of Salt Lake City, UT.  It is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and is a major research university.  The University offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate degrees, including medicine and law, to over 32,000 students.   Salt Lake City and the surrounding area have an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities, including seven ski resorts within 45 minutes.  For more information about the University of Utah or Salt Lake City, visit or


At a minimum, candidates must demonstrate eligibility for licensure for independent practice in Utah as follows: For Social Work, have completed a Masters of Social Work with licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (CSW). For Professional Counseling, have completed a Masters of Mental Health Counseling with licensure as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC). For Marriage & Family Therapy, have completed a clinical master’s or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education with licensure as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT). For Psychology, have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship in counseling or clinical psychology and obtained licensure as a Certified Psychology Resident. Applicants must document experience working with college-age students or young adults, with special focus on Black, Indigenous, or Students of Color; demonstration of an anti-racist multicultural orientation; experience with crisis intervention and consultation; and experience providing short-term counseling. Excellent crisis intervention and clinical skills and a strong knowledge base regarding multicultural issues are required. Candidates must also demonstrate excellent human relations skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.


Full licensure for independent practice in Utah in social work, professional counseling, marriage and family counseling, or psychology is preferred. Preference will also be given to those with experience working with a multidisciplinary team, providing mental health services on a college campus, and experience in working with trauma/high acuity and/or disordered eating is a plus. Fluency in Mandarin, Arabic, or a language other than English also preferred.


$57,000 - $60,000 salary range. Many opportunities for free trainings/CEUs are provided to staff, in addition to provision of limited professional development funds for other training goals. An excellent benefits package is included: 14.2% retirement matching, paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA), 13 paid holidays per year plus accrual of 18 hours per month of PTO, excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow for access to care through the University of Utah health system, tuition benefits, and options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available (see for full description of benefits package). 


Cover letter, CV, and names/contact information for 3 professional references