Life Management Counselor (Mential Health Clinician)(Multiple Positions)
Posting Number: req7062
Department: Campus Health and Wellness
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The University of Arizona, Campus Health Service's (CHS) Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) department is seeking a full-time fiscal, Arizona licensed or license eligible Mental Health Clinician/Life Management Counselor (LMC) to provide brief counseling, referral, consultation, outreach, and emergency/crisis assessment services for UArizona undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, Specifically, this position is responsible for providing mental health counseling and consulting for our main campus students and will be embedded into a student support unit or college to advance student success, retention, and degree completion.
This position, along with three other LMC's, were created and funded by the Strategic Initiatives Plan. This position will work closely with the entire CAPS staff, as well as interfacing with the CHS' medical team, the Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residential Life, faculty and other campus departments and community entities. The successful candidate will deliver interventions promoting wellness and self-care. The LMC's serve two primary roles - providing individual counseling with students and serving as an internal wellness consultant to help staff work with students who may need mental health support. The LMC's will offer short-term interventions to help students cope with current challenges impacting their abilities to perform.
CAPS is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We strive to support the mental health and wellbeing of all students by creating an environment of trust, respect, and openness. We are dedicated to honoring individual differences and experiences. We recognize that mental health is deeply impacted by experiences of marginalization and oppression and strive to work with our clients in a culturally informed and sensitive manner. At CAPS and the Campus Health Service, we believe that cultural responsiveness requires continuous learning, both personally and as an organization, and we are committed to making CAPS a safe, affirming, and welcoming space for all University of Arizona students. caps.arizona.edu/equity-inclusion.
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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
CAPS is seeking candidates with demonstrated experience working with QT+BIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), commitment to anti-racism, and who work to incorporate values for social justice in their clinical work. QT+BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Ability to conduct counseling services in a second language is preferred.
- Provide counseling and consultation services as an embedded counselor within your assigned unit/department.
- Establish rapport quickly and communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty.
- Conduct brief, evidence-based and developmentally appropriate screening and conduct or arrange for more detailed assessments when indicated.
- Respond to student crisis situations and provided suicide assessment as needed.
- Work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary campus-based health and mental health team that provides direct clinical services to enrolled UA students.
- Maintain appropriate documentation in an electronic record system consistent with ethical guidelines, state statutes, and internal policies.
- Provide culturally responsive, effective support for the needs of a diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional student populations, ensuring the needs of traditionally underserved communities are met including, but not limited to QT+BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Veteran, disabled, low-income, immigrant, first generation, undocumented, DACA, mixed status family, and international students.
- Provide culturally sensitive outreach to diverse campus groups and strengthen connections with partners on campus.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
- Knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following intersectional areas: working with QT+BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Veteran, disabled, low-income, immigrant, first generation, undocumented, DACA, mixed status family, and international students.
- Familiarity/comfort with utilizing the internet, web-based software, social media, and related service delivery/marketing approach.
- Enthusiastic and innovative approach to college mental health.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of clients presenting with a broad range of clinical needs.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Ongoing commitment to continued learning in the areas of multicultural humility, equity, justice, and inclusion.
- Excellent grasp of psychopathology and diagnostic systems.
- Current Licensure in the State of Arizona or secure an Arizona License as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) within 6 months of hire.
- Master's Degree in an applied mental health field (e.g., Social Work or counseling) from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
- Experience serving identities and communities that have been historically marginalized, and underserved.
- Prior clinical experience in a multidisciplinary clinic setting.
- At least three years of post-degree clinical experience.
- Experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment and management, mental health triage, brief psychotherapy, and referrals, as indicated.
- Experience in providing presentations and trainings about mental health issues.
- Experience working with clients for whom English is not a first language.
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: DOE
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Health Care & Wellness
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies: 3
Contact Information for Candidates
Patricia R. Morales, PHR
HR Program Coordinator, Sr.
Campus Health Service
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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.