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Behavioral Health Counselor III, Graduate Medical Education (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Counseling and Psychological Services

Posting Number: req5699

Department: COM Phx Campus Administration

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 435 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona (UA), College of Medicine - Phoenix (COMP) is seeking a licensed behavioral health counselor to provide short-term, confidential counseling, and crisis intervention for the College's residents and fellows.

We are looking for a strong behavioral health generalist, with a robust understanding of medical student/resident stressors and mental health difficulties. The ideal candidate will also be well versed in multicultural models of care.

This full-time position will be assisting with the high burnout, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in the medical trainee population. This position will be overseen by the Director of Wellness and work closely with the College's mental health team. The position will operate from the COMP campus to offer in-person and telehealth therapy options to residents.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University's College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide culturally competent, evidenced-based psychological and other diagnostic evaluation, risk assessment, counseling, crisis management, brief treatment, and referrals, as indicated, to UA residents (individuals, couples, groups).
  • Provide counseling services to improve residents' resiliency to help prevent and/or minimize anxiety, depression and burnout.
  • Provide developmental coaching for professional sustainability.
  • Work with residents who are placed on program probation to assist with needed professional development.
  • Work with residents to develop new organizational strategies who are struggling to adapt to demanding schedule or balancing relationships due to work needs.
  • If and when pharmacologic treatment is necessary, works to transfer resident to EAP or insured provider to continue care if needed.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation in an electronic record system.
  • Host both in-person and video conferencing appointments depending on resident's preference and schedules. Specific hours will require some flexibility for at least one evening per week and/or occasional weekend appointments.
  • Assist the Director of Wellness to plan programming, curriculum, and relevant topics for programs, faculty, and house staff. Develops and implements strategies for a longitudinal approach to resident and fellow mental health and well-being.
  • Creates and participates in research around medical trainee wellness, burnout, and mental health and provides data and reports on usage and high-level themes to the CHIM Executive committee, AMC Education committee, Academic Well-being Collaborative and to local BUMCP/BUMG leaders to help inform the CHIM work and allow for guidance and feedback on the program.
  • Attends Academic Well-being Collaborative, weekly wellness meetings, monthly wellness committee meetings and provides annual review to the Graduate Medical Education Counsel.
  • Any additional related special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • This position requires a licensed counselor in good standing (LAC, LPC, MCSW etc.); AND
  • Master's degree or relevant degree with a major emphasis in counseling in compliance with the State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is typically required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently licensed as a Counselor in the State of Arizona.
  • Experience working with medical students or residents.
  • Experience in utilizing a brief therapy model of care.
  • Experience with couples therapy.
  • Experience and comfort in risk assessment, crisis assessment and management, mental health triage, brief psychotherapy and group treatment approaches.
  • Experience using a variety of screening and assessment instruments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to a wide range of personal diversity and multicultural issues, including trauma informed care.
  • Experience working with multi-cultural clients; perspective on working with first generation college students and underrepresented populations.
  • Experience/comfort speaking to groups of individuals about resources and other mental health issues.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Health Care and Wellness

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,048 - $65,344 Annually, Depending on Experience

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Behavioral Health

Job Function

Health Care & Wellness

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

The University of Arizona has currently adopted a working environment in accordance with guidelines recommended by the CDC.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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