Mental Health Clinician - African American Student Affairs Premium

The University of Arizona, Campus Health Service,

Campus Health Service
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Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 23rd, '22



Start Date:

Target Start Date is 07/18/2022

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 23rd, '22

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  • Full Time

The University of Arizona, Campus Health Service's (CHS) Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) department is seeking a full-time fiscal (year around), Arizona licensed or license eligible Mental Health Clinician (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) to provide mental health triage, brief individual and group counseling, support groups, workshops, referral, consultation, outreach, and crisis services to UA undergraduate, graduate and professional students, with a particular focus on Black students. This position will be split between an embedded role within the African American Student Affairs (AASA) Cultural Center, and work as a generalist within CAPS. 

This position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties. Opportunity for a half-time position as an embedded counselor within AASA may be an option. 

CAPS is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We strive to support the mental health and well-being of all students by creating an environment of trust, respect, and openness. We are dedicated to honoring individual differences and experiences. We recognize that mental health is deeply impacted by experiences of marginalization and oppression and strive to work with our clients in a culturally informed and sensitive manner. At CAPS and the Campus Health Service, we believe that cultural responsiveness requires continuous learning, both personally and as an organization, and we are committed to making CAPS a safe, affirming, and welcoming space for all University of Arizona students. 


The CHS was the first fully accredited college health service in the nation and in the Princeton Review, and has been ranked in the top 4% for Best Health Services for the past six years. The CHS is committed to positioning itself as an exceptional student health center by fostering an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse backgrounds of our employees and the community we serve. It is a diverse organization of over 160 employees who are committed to improving the health and safety of college students. For more information on the CHS, please go to

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; professional liability coverage; and more!

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Current Licensure in the State of Arizona or secure an Arizona License as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) within 6 months of hire. Candidates at the Associate level may also be considered.
  • Master’s degree in an applied mental health field (e.g., Social Work or Counseling) from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years work experience in the behavioral health field and/or providing services to marginalized and/or underserved populations.
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse population of clients presenting with a broad range of clinical needs.
  • Experience working with the specific developmental, mental health, and academic concerns of Black students.
  • Experience in working with clients of other ethnically/racially diverse backgrounds, individuals representing varying gender identities and sexual orientations, international students, students with multiple intersecting identities, and working cross-culturally.
  • Experience in racial trauma, racial battle fatigue, and commitment to anti-racism.
  • Experience of psychopathology and diagnostic systems.
  • Experience using a holistic approach to care including experience with incorporating relevant spiritual traditions, healing practices and cultural traditions.
  • Experience with one or more of the following intersectional areas: working with LGBTQIA+, international students, low income, first generation, undocumented, DACA students, or students with mixed status family.
  • Experience with the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
  • Experience with assisting Black and other underrepresented students navigate various university resources.
  • Prior clinical experience in a multidisciplinary clinic setting.
  • Experience partnering effectively and collegially on an interdisciplinary team in a university counseling center or other mental health agency.
  • Proficiency to conduct therapy services in multiple languages (Spanish preferred).
  • Experience in utilizing a brief therapy model of care.
  • 1 or more years of experience working in university mental health, including crisis assessment and management, mental health triage, brief psychotherapy and referrals.
  • Experience utilizing an electronic health record.
  • Experience working with an enthusiastic and innovative approach to college mental health. 


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