Senior Behavioral Health Clinician Diversity

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine,

Medical Student Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jul 8th, '24



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Jul 10th, '24

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The Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum (OSAC) is seeking a Senior Behavioral Health Clinician to address psychological needs of medical and physician assistant students through individual, group, and/or couples counseling. Provide outreach and programming aimed at improving students’ well-being. Collaborate with other mental health professionals in planning and providing services. Consult with administrators, faculty, and staff in supporting students.  Enhance the emotional and behavioral health and effective functioning of our constituents by creating, delivering and evaluating clinical and non-clinical/consultative programs and services. Provide clinical counseling, assessment and consultative services. Incumbents in this job family are required to be a State of Iowa licensed mental health provider.

Percent Time:  100%

Duties to include: 
Provision of Clinical Services and Programs
Determine and address emotional and behavioral needs of medical and physician assistant students through individual, group, and/or couples counseling. 
Manage emergent crises.  
Demonstrate competency in working with students, faculty, and staff from a full range of diverse groups. 
Provide clinical consultation to others. 
Perform risk assessments. 
May design and implement programs and outcome evaluations. 
Use expertise to impact the field of study/profession.

Educational/Professional Training

Develop and deliver outreach on timely topics affecting medical and physician well-being including healthy habits (sleep, nutrition, exercise), burnout, stress management, mindfulness and relaxation, interpersonal relationships. 
Provide individual wellness consultations, class presentations, and workshops. 
Contribute to building and sustaining a culturally sensitive and responsive learning environment through personal reflection and professional development; individual, group, and community interactions, and assessment of center policies and practices.
May provide clinical supervision of students and staff.
Develop professional competencies in other professionals. 
Assess future professional education/training needs. 
Design educational content in focused area. 
Perform outcome evaluation/measurement of programs to assure needs are met.

Collaborate with other mental health professionals in planning and providing services and making appropriate referrals. 
Assist administrators, faculty, and staff in meeting the needs of students while maintaining essential professional boundaries.
Provide consultations to students and/or staff related to clinical consultation, facilitation/mediation, assessment/data gathering, program implementation, evaluation and outcomes, and follow up activities.  Respond to student concerns on both an individual and systemic level and offer appropriate resources. 
Provide project management for consultations.

Human Resources Management
May provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling of students to assure outcomes are achieved. 
May assist in hiring, developing, and managing the performance of students and staff.

Financial Management 
Assist in budget development and provide projections and recommendations for programs. Assist with revenue generation.

Administrative Responsibilities
Provide input into strategic plan for area. 
Assure compliance with ethical standards, rules and regulations. 
Collaborate with other campus units to develop and deliver programs, education, and services. 
Assist with customer service and complaints. 
Develop Quality Assurance programs.


The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators. Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully “match” with top-quality residency programs around the country. Researchers in the College's over 280 laboratories are served by state-of-the-art core research facilities and research support facilities. Much of the research conducted is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through major research centers, institutes and programs. Many faculty members are internationally renowned for their research. Four faculty members are Howard Hughes Institute Investigators, 12 are members of the Institute of Medicine and two are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

About The Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum:

The Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum (OSAC) is the group of 35 professionals that most directly facilitates the activities of medical students at the Carver College of Medicine. The mission is to provide an environment of scholarship and humanism in which our students can become the well-rounded physicians of tomorrow, fully prepared to enter into their professional lives focused on the well-being of their patients and communities.  OSAC consists of 10 units, each focused on an aspect of student life. Among our duties are the selection of students that will thrive in this academic environment; facilitating the delivery of a medical curriculum that provides the best didactic and practical learning experiences possible; providing opportunities for students to experience the world through research, service, travel, and the humanities; and supporting students throughout the learning process.

About the Medical Student Counseling Center

The Medical Student Counseling Center in the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine serves approximately 700 medical and physician assistant students.  The Center provides counseling services and outreach programs to enhance medical and physician assistant students’ mental health and well-being, fostering personal, academic and career success in a confidential and safe environment.  The Center is committed to professionalism, excellence, and creating an inclusive community within the Carver College of Medicine. This position is available on a half-time to full-time schedule (schedule to be determined).



A master’s or doctoral degree or equivalent education and experience in counseling psychology, counseling, counselor education, or related field is required. 


The successful candidate must be licensed or license eligible in the state of Iowa as a psychologist, mental health counselor, or mental health professional in a closely related field.  Possession of a valid State of Iowa independent mental health provider license is required at time of hire.  License must be maintained as a condition of continued employment, in addition to the Master’s degree.

Minimum 1 year of reasonable, independent experience working as a psychologist, mental health counselor, clinical social worker or mental health professional in a closely related field. is required. 

Demonstrated skill at building and maintaining helping relationships – counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, and/or supervision.

Demonstrated skill at building and maintaining collaborative, collegial relationships – teamwork and leadership.

Expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; and the capacity to implement therapeutic interventions.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


Experience providing counseling to graduate and professional students or healthcare professionals is desirable. 

Experience developing outreach or psycho-educational programming is desirable. 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are desirable. 

Minimum 1year of experience in public speaking within a university setting is desirable. 


In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

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Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Sr Behavioral Health Clinician
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus
  • Pay Level: 5A
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Stacy Pruter
  • Contact Email: