Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a seasoned clinical therapist with an LCSW or Doctoral degree to join our Embedded Counselor program in the School of Public Health. In addition to clinical acumen, this position requires extensive experience supporting students around issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The stressful environment in the School of Public Health manifests in students in a number of ways, and intervention is often needed to help students find healthy ways to counteract stress and anxiety. Developing healthy habits for handling stress is a professional skill that will benefit public healh students as their education and career opportunities develop.
The Embedded Counselor is a full-time, permanent staff member of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) working exclusively with the students in the School of Public Health. They report to the Associate Director of CAPS. The Embedded Counselor is tasked with providing individual therapy, group therapy, triage services, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation to students in the School of Public Health in order to promote the development of lifelong skills for achieving and maintaining optimal mental health. They have special interest and experience in working with underrepresented and minoritized groups. The Embedded Counselor will track the needs of students and convey this information to the School of Public Health in order to champion a healthy environment, improve mental health and prevent burnout.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides psychological services to all students enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill who have paid the student health fee. The psychological/counseling services provide individual, couples, and group therapy, same day triage appointments, crisis intervention, outreach services and medication evaluation and management. The team also provides risk assessment evaluation for the Dean of Students office.
Campus Health Services and CAPS is a unique health care entity and position duties do not necessarily compare to an academic department or other service units of the University. We face many challenges associated with healthcare delivery that most job descriptions do not address, including Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) accreditation, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, CPT and ICD-9 coding, billing, electronic health record, and electronic insurance filing.