Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Center, this position serves an essential role as a direct mental health service provider to all students, with a special focus on underrepresented students. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the impact that inequality, prejudice, and marginalization can have on students from underrepresented populations, including students of color, first generation students, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA, and have the skills and experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to address/diminish this impact. The Mental Health Therapist will engage in meaningful outreach activities with appropriate community partners and cultural student groups intended to promote increased access for services.
Additionally, this position requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model. The Mental Health Therapist provides initial triage and intake assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, assessments regarding danger to self or others, referrals, outreach, psychoeducational workshops, and consultation.