Embedded Counselor - School of Public Health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Student Affairs Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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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.


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.


Relevant professional degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and licensure in the appropriate clinical field of psychology, social work, or mental health practice. Board eligibility for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Social Work or equivalent licensure board. Full licensure is expected.


Employees who have just completed their training will be given adequate time to prepare and achieve licensure. Current knowledge in depth of their field and its standards of practice; commitment to the practice of quality mental health services including a commitment to human value in that practice; special interest in the University setting and the processes of maturation which occur during college years, undergraduate and graduate; ability to work with other professional staff and support staff to produce integrated professional services; understanding of issues of diversity with demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and pluralism among students and staff; ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs.


Commensurate with education and experience.

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