Counselor

University of Florida,

University of Florida, Counseling & Wellness Center
 
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Last Posted:

Wed, Nov 9th, '22

Deadline:

Include application letters, vitas, & 3 professional references including email addresses for contact.

Start Date:

Negotiable

Last Updated:

Wed, Nov 9th, '22

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at the University of Florida is seeking multiple part- or full-time TEAMS Time-Limited mental health professionals with experience in collegiate mental health who thrive in an environment that values collaboration and support among team members and will work with us to assist UF students cultivate their mental health in support of their personal, educational, and career development.  

 

We are seeking generalists at any point in their professional development with a strong interest in working with domestic and international students in a university counseling center.  The counselor’s primary responsibility is to provide direct clinical services, including group, individual and couples counseling to University of Florida students. Potential colleagues should have experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns and levels of severity.

 

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: men’s issues, substance abuse, autism spectrum, trauma, psychotherapy with BIPOC, and Black-identified students, Queer psychology, and other developmental concerns. This position may be deemed an essential employee with additional required responsibilities during a declared emergency.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

UF is a Top 5 major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 55,000 students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center, part of the Division of Student Life, is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The campus is located in Gainesville, a community usually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. The city of Gainesville is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Professionals with one of the following credentials: 1) Social worker with a master’s degree or Ph.D. in social work from a Certified Social Work Education-accredited school of social work; 2) Counselor with a master’s degree in counseling.  3) Psychologist with a master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology. All applicants must be licensed OR licensed eligible within 2 years as a mental health professional or psychologist in the state of Florida.  Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

·          Experience working with college students and staff

·         Experience working in settings with more severe mental health concerns

·         Administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain a case management and tracking system

·         Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team

·         Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships

·         Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues

·         Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups

·         Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards and ethics

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment/management/intervention, short-term treatment, confidentiality requirements, outreach and referral

·         Strong interest and experience with training and supervising students from various disciplines at the master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral level 

 
COMPENSATION

Salary equivalent to $66,560 annually based on full-time; prorated for part-time.

Note:  Position is Time-Limited.  

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu. Electronic applications are required, along with submission of cover letter, vita, and letters of recommendation from three professional references.    Anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee chair:  Ernesto Escoto at eescoto@ufl.edu