Staff Therapist

The University of Alabama  |  Tuscaloosa, AL

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Job Overview

Posted about 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Staff Therapist

Job Type: Counseling Services
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 428

Benefits

Salary Range:
$33,675 - $49,171
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$33,675 - $49,171
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:

Position Description

Job Summary: The Staff Therapist provides direct counseling services to enrolled University students, outreach and consultation services to members of the University community, and, as needed, training to students in the mental health professions.

Additional Department Summary: The Staff Therapist routinely works with people in distress and encounters life-threatening emergencies. This position is expected to rotate on-call throughout the year for the purpose of crisis intervention services. Due to the complex nature of human problems, this position requires a high degree of sophistication of thought and creativity. The incumbent will, for example, intervene with a student who is acutely suicidal and making threats in his or her residential area. Such situations call for excellent judgment, problem-solving, and a thorough knowledge of the myriad factors behind the resolution of psychological problems. The incumbent is expected to be knowledgeable about and adhere to all policies and procedures as contained in the Counseling Center Policy and Procedure Manual. The incumbent will also follow Quality Improvement standards. Along with all staff, the Staff Therapist should have a proven record of and continually demonstrate exemplary attitudes and performance in the areas of teamwork and proactively assisting all constituencies within the scope of the Counseling Center mission. Responsible for completing required training related to UA policies/procedures and laws/regulations that create a more hospitable and respectful workplace and safer work environment.


Job Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work and two (2) years of experience in consultation services, group therapy, teaching, outreach, student work, or case management. Must be licensed or license-eligible upon employment and attain licensure within one year of employment. Related student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student-oriented experience will be considered. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed in the employment section on the application. Ability to work at times outside of normal work hours.

Skills and Knowledge: The occupant must possess excellent human relations, communication, advocacy, and mental health intervention skills. He or she must possess superior skills in the area of time and task management, including the use or departmental resources to stay up to date on customer needs. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work flexible and evening hours. Ability to work with diverse populations. Demonstrated use of sound judgment and competence in managing critical incidents and communications with others. This position requires basic computer skills such as word processing and email, and the ability to effectively interact with University community members for the purpose of program development. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: College or University counseling center experience preferred.

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