University of Florida,

University of FL Counseling & Wellness Center
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Last Posted:

Tue, Jul 25th, '23



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Last Updated:

Tue, Jul 25th, '23

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  • Full Time

The Counseling & Wellness Center is currently inviting applicants for a CART Counselor position. Under the general direction of the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) Associate Director and immediate direction of the CWC CART Program Director, this position requires a variety of skills involving triage, brief clinical assessment, and crisis counseling, including referral to on-campus and off-campus resources, as well as lethality assessment, safety planning, case management, and consultation with parents, faculty, and staff. CART counselors spend the majority of their time conducting brief triage and referral appointments and providing one-time crisis counseling to students who walk in for same-day support.

Triage appointments are brief (20-30 minutes) assessment and referral meetings with UF students seeking counseling services. During these meetings, CART counselors briefly determine students’ appropriateness for various on-campus and community resources and make recommendations and referrals accordingly. During triage, CART counselors also assess for suicide/homicide danger and address other urgent concerns, such as substance use and mental status. Triage may include safety planning and referral to on-call CART counselors for further evaluation and crisis intervention.

In collaboration with CWC case managers, maintain and monitor a clinical case management system to provide continuity of care and follow-up for clients.

Assist students with social services needs including, but not limited to, referral to community resources.

Follow up to ensure that clients are appropriately assessed, successfully referred, and compliant with treatment recommendations.

Complete records punctually according to record keeping/report writing procedures that are currently operative at the CWC and required by legal and ethical regulations. Prepare and submit all service reports, or other communications involving the clinical operations of the CWC which are intended for persons, departments, or agencies outside of the CWC for review and approval of the Director or Associate Director.

Crisis counseling includes the following skills: empathic listening and validation, de-escalation, prioritization, assessment of suicide/homicide danger, safety planning, efficient intervention, consultation, and consideration of other risk factors such substance use, self-care, social support, and mental status. Crisis counseling occasionally involves interventions of last resort, such as psychiatric hospitalization.

Provide daytime crisis services. Consult with faculty, staff, students, and family members who are concerned about a student.

Consult with clinical faculty, clinical director, clinic coordinator, and case managers on students with urgent/emergent/recurrent concerns.

Attend weekly meetings and dyadic/group supervision. Maintain awareness of CWC’s relationships with other university departments, community health providers, services, hospitals, and other resources. Clinical supervision of trainees, as needed or requested.


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.

About the Counseling and Wellness Center
Mental health services at the University of Florida have historically held a strong importance and distinction in the campus community. The CWC is one of the oldest counseling centers in the country, established in 1931. The CWC is a vibrant, multidisciplinary, multicultural, and creative center, actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The CWC is a dynamic part of the Division of Student Life and is highly utilized by students and other campus constituents seeking a variety of mental health services. 

Our staff consists of 57 clinicians in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and counselor education. CWC is home to a large training program for graduate students in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and a doctoral psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. Members of our staff are cohesive, collegial, engaged, and share a passion for working in collegiate mental health. The CWC is a learning organization as clinical service, training, outreach, and professional development are informed by research, local data, and benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions.  The CWC identifies closely with the vision, values, and guiding principles of the Division of Student Life.

CWC Faculty and staff are part of several affinity networking groups across our campus, including the Association of Black faculty and Staff , UF Latinx Staff and Faculty Association , and UF LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Affinity Group, among others.


The CWC provides:

·         Group, individual, and couples counseling for students with psychological, emotional, academic and/or relationship concerns

·         Crisis intervention for students experiencing a personal crisis or emergency

·         Stress management and biofeedback services

·         Outreach, prevention, and educational programs for students, faculty, and staff

·         Consultation services for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of students

·         Training and supervision to counseling, psychology, and graduate students from pre-practicum through post-doctoral residency

·         Assessment and referral services

·         Teaching, research, and scholarship


Professionals with one of the following credentials are qualified to provide psychosocial counseling:
 ? Social worker with a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in social work from a Certified Social Work Education-accredited school of social work.
 ? Registered nurse with advanced specialized counseling education and training as a clinical nurse specialist or certified psychiatric nurse.
 ? Professional licensed to provide clinical, counseling, and psychotherapy services by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.
 ? Counselor with a master’s degree in counseling.
 ? Psychologist with a master’s or Ph.D. in psychology.
 ? Master’s or doctoral level graduate student intern from an accredited school of social work or a psychology or counseling program, under the supervision of a licensed practitioner qualified to supervise such interns.


Preferred qualifications include:  (1) demonstrated expertise in clinical case management, (2) administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain clinical documentation, (3) 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, (4) energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships, (5) collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues, (6) demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups, (7) self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, (8) excellent oral and written communication skills, and (9) experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment, brief intervention, confidentiality requirements, and referral.


$67,000 -$72,000 based on experience


In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume and three professional letters of reference.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.