Staff Counselor/Psychologist

Wake Forest University,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Dec 1st, '17


Open until filled, priority application review beginning 12/20/17

Start Date:

Spring 2018

Last Updated:

Fri, Dec 1st, '17

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  • Full Time

Job Title:  Staff Counselor/Psychologist

Department: University Counseling Center

Reports to: Assistant Director of University Counseling Center



This 12 month, full-time clinical staff member will be an integral part of supporting the University Counseling Center’s mission to providing confidential counseling/therapy to graduate and undergraduate students of the Reynolda Campus; consultation to students, faculty, and staff; and outreach/prevention efforts to the WFU community.  While this particular position is considered a generalist clinician, this staff member will play an integral part in the university’s efforts to address alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse in our population.  In addition to a portion of their caseload being allocated to alcohol/other drug assessment and brief follow-up to identified clients, this clinician has the opportunity to partner with the prevention and response efforts of the Office of Wellbeing, and be a campus leader and advocate for prevention and recovery in a higher education environment.  This staff member will also have the opportunity to supervise to masters and doctoral level trainees in the UCC’s growing training program and provide training and consultation to staff members and trainees around AOD concerns and interventions.


Essential Functions:

?      Provides individual and group counseling/therapy to students at the University.

?      Conducts triage assessment and intervention for urgent/walk-in appointments.

?      Provides clinical supervision, consultation, and oversight to UCC graduate trainees in psychology and counseling.

?      Provides clinical AOD assessment and as-needed brief follow-up for clients specifically referred to UCC.

?      Provides coordination for alcohol/other drug services within the UCC, while partnering with other campus AOD efforts.

?      Works collaboratively with other university departments (e.g., Student Health Service, Dean of Students, Office of Wellbeing, etc.) to ensure delivery of effectively integrated professional services.

?      Provides professional consultation to all members of the University community.

?      Provides outreach, workshops, and training on various mental health and wellbeing topics as needed.

?      Participates in relevant center, division, and university-wide committees related to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and response.

?      Provides after-hours on-call crisis counseling on a rotating basis.

?      Keeps timely, accurate, and ethical records consistent with UCC policy.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

?      Master’s degree in mental health profession (i.e., counseling, clinical/counseling psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy) from accredited graduate program.

?      Licensed or license-eligible to independently practice as mental health professional in the state of North Carolina.

?      Knowledge of and experience providing a broad range of psychotherapy and counseling methods within a time-limited scope of service.

?      Knowledge, skill, and ability to work with students from a diversity of backgrounds and traditionally underrepresented populations.

?      Specific experience with clinical assessment of alcohol and other drug use and abuse.

?      Experience with mental health provision in a college or university counseling center.

?      Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills.

?      Ability to consult and collaborate both within and outside the University.

?      Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

?      Ability to keep good client records and use Titanium scheduler/database.

?      Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information.

?      Adherence to APA/ACA/other mental health profession code of ethics.

?      Passion for working with students from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds; and dedication to partnering with relevant campus advocates (Office of Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center, Magnolia Scholars, etc.) to improve mental health service provision.


Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

?      Doctorate in Psychology from an accredited graduate program.

?      Understanding of AOD prevention and response efforts within a higher education community.

?      Experience providing developmentally appropriate clinical supervision to graduate trainees in mental health fields.

?      Licensed as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in the state of North Carolina.



May provide clinical consultation and supervision to graduate student trainees.



This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.


In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.


Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina offers the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevance of a leading research institution. Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate. As a Wake Forest staff member, you will be part of a community that values education, diversity, personal enrichment and professional development. Wake Forest has been a leader in academic excellence for more than 70 years and is committed to continued excellence.


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