Staff Psychotherapist, Student Health and Wellness, CAPS Diversity

University of Virginia,

Student Health and Wellness
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Fri, Jun 23rd, '23


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Fri, Jun 23rd, '23

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  • Full Time

The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking to hire a full-time licensed mental health professional for the position of staff psychotherapist.

We are a large center, serving both graduate and undergraduate students, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and decreases barriers to help-seeking. We are looking for applicants who share these values.

Job responsibilities include providing triage, intake assessments, brief psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis services (including occasional after-hours on-call coverage). In addition, the staff psychotherapist will provide culturally inclusive community outreach and may participate as a supervisor in CAPS’ APA-accredited doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology. This position will provide collaborative care with CAPS psychiatric providers and serve on an interdisciplinary treatment team. The position also includes facilitating referrals to mental health services in the community.

We seek individuals who are team-oriented, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive relational and organizational atmosphere.


In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment – a public university designed to advance human knowledge, educate leaders and cultivate an informed citizenry.

More than two centuries later, this vision is thriving. Across Grounds - and throughout the world - UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good.



  • A master’s degree or doctorate in counseling, clinical/counseling psychology, or social work.
  • Licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia (or ability to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire).
  • A clear history of, and dedication to, providing mental health services to individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • At least 3 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents and/or adults.
  • Experience in crisis intervention and/or facilitating transfers to a higher level of care.

Competitive candidates will have experience and interest in working with first-generation college students, international students, and BIPOC students. Expertise in LGBTQ+ populations is highly desired. Applicants skilled in working with high acuity and substance use concerns are also strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a benefits-eligible position. Employee's benefits package highlights include:

  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
  • Parental and community service leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs available immediately
  • Competitive retirement plan
  • Tuition and professional development benefits after six months, up to $5,250.00/year
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

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References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process, SkillSurvey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A minimum of three is required. For questions about the application process, please contact
Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.