Licensed Therapist-AOD Specialist

University of Miami,

Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Tue, Sep 7th, '21


October 15, 2021 or when filled.

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Last Updated:

Tue, Sep 7th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University of Miami Counseling Center is hiring a full-time Licensed Therapist. The nature of the hire is dependent on licensure status and experience. The Licensed Therapist is a generalist, with sub-specialty in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), who shares with other clinical staff responsibilities for carrying out the multi-faceted mission of the Counseling Center. This is a new position that is administratively housed within the Counseling Center. Applicants with a desire to work with an undergraduate, graduate and professional student population dealing with AOD related issues are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will have outstanding skills in providing therapy in a time-limited context, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across cultures and with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, campus departments and student groups, and the ability to provide outreach and consultation to campus constituents on a range of mental health issues. The Counseling Center is an APA accredited training site and is moving towards becoming an IACS accredited institution, and the successful candidate will assist in these endeavors. Finally, the candidate will contribute in our ongoing effort to build a multiculturally competent staff capable of serving the needs of a diverse student body. The Counseling Center utilizes ProtoCall Services as part of its after-hours coverage system.
Specific duties and responsibilities as a Licensed Therapist may include, but are not limited to:
1. Providing primary individual and group counseling, and outreach related services around alcohol and other drugs (AOD), while also contributing as a generalist clinician.
2. Providing AOD assessments and needed follow up to students experiencing AOD related concerns.
3. Providing coordination for alcohol and other drug clinical and outreach services within the UMCC, while partnering with other campus AOD efforts.
4. Partnering with Sandler Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education and their prevention efforts.
5. Providing intake assessment and time-limited counseling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
6. Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of underserved populations.
7. Participating in psychological emergency, crisis intervention and trauma response.
8. Training/supervising of interns and practicum students.
9. On-call rotation for after-hours related emergencies.
10. Some evenings and weekends required.


A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked UM among the top 50 universities in the country in its “Best Colleges” listings. Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in more than $330 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. Located in beautiful Coral Gables, University of Miami is centrally located to all that South Florida can offer. UM is a 501(c) tax exempt organization.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Doctoral or Master’s degree in counseling/psychology/social work. Meeting all internship related requirements for their related degree. APA internship if having a Doctoral degree in counseling/clinical psychology. Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Florida. Secure licensure within one year of hire.


Credentialing as an Addictions Specialist in the State of Florida or ability to become credentialed within one year of hire.


Salary commensurate with experience.


To apply, please complete online application process available at (Position #: R100050680)

A letter of application highlighting relevant experiences and fit with the position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be attached to the online application. Microsoft/Adobe PDF attachments are required.