Staff Clinician, Counseling and Psychological Services ( 2 positions available)

The University of the South,

Counseling and Psychological Services, The University Wellness Center
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Last Posted:

Fri, Jun 9th, '23


Open until 2 spots are filled

Start Date:

When position is filled

Last Updated:

Fri, Jun 9th, '23

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  • Full Time

Position Overview

Two positions available: 

Primary Function: 

The University Wellness Center (UWC) at The University of the South is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of Sewanee students, within an integrative healthcare model, by providing comprehensive and excellent medical services, behavioral health and counseling services, and wellness promotion to the student body.  The UWC is comprised of a team of mental health professionals in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and medical professionals in Health Services.  The UWC/CAPS is seeking 2 Staff clinicians who will play an integral role in our multidisciplinary team, by providing direct clinical services prioritizing cultural humility and awareness, and participating in outreach initiatives and activities, as needed. The successful candidate will have experience working with developmental and identity concerns, as well as experience working with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.

This position reports to the Director of Wellness Commons/Director, Counseling & Psychological Services and works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only the general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with the supervisor. The staff member is expected to independently carry out position duties and understands what is expected and how to do it. 

Position Description

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical services, including individual assessment to determine treatment recommendations, short-term individual and group therapy, and referral services  

  • Provide crisis management that may include infrequent evening and/or weekend coverage 

  • Create and participate in outreach services to meet the mental health needs of the University community, including educational workshops, personal skill development groups, consultation and training programs for faculty, staff, and student leaders

  • Effectively utilize the Center’s electronic medical records/scheduling program.

  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner.

  • Establish and provide statistical information as requested.

  • Participate in clinical and administrative staff meetings and professional development. 

  • Serve on center and University committees and teams as directed by supervisor.

  • Participation in continuing education focusing on ethical requirements for clinical practice and culturally informed practice

Machines & Equipment Used: 

  • General office equipment

  • Electronic Medical Records

Judgment Required: 

Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.

Personal Interaction/Communication:

  • Student Contact: Frequent.
  • Internal: Frequent.
  • External: Frequent.

Supplemental Information

Confidential Information: 

Confidential psychological evaluation, treatment planning, intervention data; medical records; etc.

Working Environment: 

Normal office environment, occasional evening and weekend work. 

Physical Requirements: 
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds (Sedentary work)
  • Must be able to carry up to 10 pounds (Sedentary work)

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

DEI Institutional Statement:

At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish. 

Attributes of a Successful Candidate


  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy.  
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Tennessee


  • 2-5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Tennessee

Job-Related Skills: 

  •  Knowledge and experience with multicultural theory and research, and the application of such research to college counseling center work.

  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams  - Experience facilitating a variety of psychotherapy and/or wellness-oriented groups, ranging from psychoeducational and skills-based groups to interpersonal process groups.

  •  Well-developed public speaking skills; interest and comfort in providing outreach and consultation to groups.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles.

  • Knowledge of college student development and associated mental health challenges.

  • Experience working in intensive treatment settings and with complex and severe mental health diagnoses.

  • Experience providing crisis services and facilitating hospitalizations  - Commitment and expertise in working with diverse populations and/or underrepresented college student populations.

  • Experience in directing, organizing, and prioritizing workload to meet required deadlines and department objectives. 

  • Skill in preparing comprehensive and in-depth analyses of complex, sensitive, and multi-faceted issues, particularly under tight time constraints.  

  • Experience in written and electronic forms of data collection and management.

Licenses & Certifications: 
Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Tennessee.

Career Band: 2C/2D