Staff/Psychologist Counselor

East Tennessee State University,

Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Tue, May 28th, '24


Applications will start being reviewed on June 30.

Start Date:

Anticipated start date of August 1.

Last Updated:

Tue, May 28th, '24

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  • Full Time

The Staff/Psychologist Counselor position is a 12-month full-time position that provides mental health services for the East Tennessee State University student population. The Staff/Psychologist Counselor provides clinical services (60-65% of the time) within a stepped care model. Full ETSU staff benefits, including health insurance, are available for this position. 

  • Excellent grasp of psychopathology, diagnostic systems, risk assessment, and management.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to problem solve and respond to complex, urgent situations in a timely manner while exercising sound judgment, discretion, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy.
  • Have proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group presentations and discussions.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage spontaneous work demands, as well as projects that require advanced planning.
  • Ability to professionally interact with and respond to a variety of staff, faculty, students, community partners, and administrators.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ability to spend a considerable time in the office with clients and at a desk using a computer.
  • Ability to travel to other buildings on the campus.
  • Ability to attend conferences and training sessions locally or out of state.

  • ETSU enrolls over 14,600 undergraduate and graduate students; employs 2,750 faculty and staff
  • Nationally recognized for its work in rural medicine and primary care, education, bluegrass, and country music, and for preparing elite athletes at the ETSU Olympic Training Site
  • Home to the ETSU & General Shale Natural History Museum Visitor Center and Gray Fossil Site, and a short drive to Jonesborough’s International Storytelling Festival, Abingdon’s Barter Theatre, Kingsport’s Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Appalachian Trail, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Johnson City is located in the Appalachian Highlands, a gem at the foothills of the mountains of Tennessee, Virginia, and Western North Carolina. Johnson City hosts a number of annual festivals celebrating local culture, music, arts, and culinary delights, including Blue Plum, Little Chicago, Meet the Mountains, Umoja, and Downtown in December. Locals also enjoy the Monthly First Friday celebration, biweekly Farmer’s Market, and weekly Founders After 5 concerts in Founder’s Park from May-October. The area is known for its many outdoor attractions, including: hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, and the best trout fishing in the Southeast.
  • The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including:
    • Paid time off & leave
    • 16 paid holidays
    • Educational Assistance
    • Health and life insurance
    • Retirement
    • Access to University facilities and services and much more!
    Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information at:

    The ETSU main campus is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, in the beautiful Appalachian Highlands region. The area is characterized by small towns, rich artistic traditions, and lots of outdoor experiences. Numerous lakes, parks, moderate climates, and four distinct seasons facilitate a myriad of outdoor activities. The area offers award-winning public school systems and a family-friendly environment for outdoor enthusiasts.

    Asheville is less than an hour’s drive; Knoxville is just 90 minutes. Within 45 minutes of campus, you can hike on the Appalachian Trail and explore the world-famous rhododendron gardens atop Roan Mountain. The mountain streams create recreation opportunities for skiing, boating, and bass fishing on nearby TVA lakes, while the mountain ridges just over the border in western North Carolina offer snow skiing; and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just two hours away.

    ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
  • Must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in an applied mental health field (e.g., Social Work, Counseling, Psychology) at the time of hire.
  • Licensed or license-eligible within one year of hire.
  • Hold a doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology and complete a pre-doctoral internship prior to the date of hire. Recent graduates will receive required supervision by a licensed psychologist on staff.
  • Licensed in the state of TN at the time of hire
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor (includes supervision provided to other trainees while in a doctoral program)
  • Experience working in a university counseling center or other multidisciplinary clinic
  • Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to a wide range of personal diversity and multicultural issues, and an ability to fully embrace a campus community and multicultural model that values social justice principles.
  • Experience/training in treating presenting concerns commonly seen in young adults (sexual assault, trauma, eating and body issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, ADHD, etc.)

Based on education and experience.