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Staff Psychotherapist

The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking to hire two full-time mental health professionals for the position of Staff Psychotherapist. 

We are a rapidly growing center looking for applicants who would like to join our team during this exciting time of expansion. Part of this growth involves expanding our care model to serve an increasingly diverse student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and decreases barriers to help-seeking and are looking for applicants who share these values.

Competitive candidates will have experience and interest in working with first generation college students, international students and BIPOC students. Expertise in LGBTQ+ populations is highly desired. Applicants skilled in working with eating and body image concerns are also encouraged to apply.

Job responsibilities include providing triage, intake assessments, brief psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis services (including occasional after hours on-call coverage). In addition, the Staff Psychotherapist will provide culturally inclusive community outreach and participate as a supervisor in CAPS’ APA-accredited doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology. This position with work closely with CAPS psychiatric providers and serve on an interdisciplinary treatment team. The position also includes facilitating referrals to mental health services in the community.

We seek individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive relational and organizational atmosphere. Early career therapists are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Counseling, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, or Social Work
  • Licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia (or ability to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire)
  • A clear history of, and dedication to, providing mental health services to individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • At least 3 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents and/or adults
  • Experience in crisis intervention and/or facilitating transfers to a higher level of care.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin February 24, 2021, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and drug and health screen.

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0022047.‘ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, search for 'R0022047,' complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at [email protected].