Staff Counselor/Psychologist

WFU Counseling Center,

University Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Thu, Nov 18th, '21


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Start Date:

Spring 2022

Last Updated:

Thu, Nov 18th, '21

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  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

A member of a close and collaborative team of mental health professionals who provide comprehensive confidential mental health services to a vibrant community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The successful candidate for this position will provide culturally responsive short-term counseling/therapy and crisis intervention to Wake Forest University students, and consultation and outreach to the WFU community. The University Counseling Center (UCC) is focused on providing equitable and inclusive services to the campus community, particularly to historically minoritized populations. The UCC is a training site for master’s-level interns, as well as doctoral psychology interns, for whom all staff members serve as supervisors, consultants, and mentors. The University Counseling Center is part of the Health & Wellbeing Team of offices within the Division of Campus Life.


About WFU:

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community of men and women that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.?

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Terminal degree in a mental health field (i.e. psychology, counseling, social work, or couples and family therapy)

Eligible to practice as a mental health professional in the state of North Carolina (must be independently licensed within 6 months of start date)

Demonstrated experience working with individuals with minoritized identities and diverse backgrounds, and ability to use culturally-responsive clinical care

Knowledge of clinical training program functioning.

Knowledge of a broad range of psychotherapy and counseling methods.

Experience providing clinical supervision to trainees and mental health professionals.

Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills.

Ability to effectively facilitate workshops, training, and seminars.

Ability to use independent judgment and manage confidential information. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills

Demonstrated efficacy with general workplace technology and electronic health records

Ability to use sound clinical judgment and to manage confidential information appropriately

Adherence to APA/ACA/NASW ethical codes, UCC policies and relevant state and federal laws


Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Experience with mental health provision in a college or university counseling center

Desire to collaborate with relevant campus advocates (Safe Office, LGBTQ Center, Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, Magnolia Scholars, etc.) to improve mental health service provision

Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing culturally responsive psychotherapy within a time-limited scope of service

Demonstrated ability to consult, collaborate, and present culturally responsive outreach and educational events to a range of audiences

Experience providing culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate clinical supervision to master’s and/or doctoral interns or trainees in mental health fields

Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace