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The Division of Student Life has an outstanding opportunity for a Veteran Support Counselor/Mental Health Therapist.
The Veteran Support Counselor position provides counseling services, crisis intervention and outreach to enrolled UW student veterans to assist veterans with a smooth transition to higher education and overcome challenges as a way to improve persistence and completion of degree programs. This position also provides professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student veteran behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance the campus climate for student veteran success. The person in this position will be part of two Student Life units and report to each director: the Counseling Center, an interdisciplinary team designed to enhance the mental health of UW students, and Student Veteran Life, a team designed to create a healthier campus climate for student veterans.
This position involves daily intense contact with UW student veterans in psychological or academic distress. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required. This position provides services to students in immediate distress, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills. This person must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
This position will focus on student veteran needs and will provide consultation to a variety of departments and constituents on campus, Career Center, Disability Resources for Students, Q Center, Hall Health, Academic Advisors, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, UWPD, and Residential Life.
-Short-term individual, career, couple and group therapy, referrals and crisis intervention
-Outreach and Prevention Services for student veterans
-Maintain confidential, comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date paperwork for counseling services provided
-Provide consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student veteran behavior, mental health, and academic challenges
-Serve on departmental and campus committees
-Engage in professional development to keep current in the field, including maintaining license as mental health therapist in Washington
| A minimum of a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling/Clinical Psychology, or related field. Must be licensed as an LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, or Psychologist in Washington state, or obtain licensure within 6 months of hire. |
Minimum of one year of experience providing mental health counseling to college-age clients, preferably in a university or college counseling center.
Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling, crisis management, and psychoeducational outreach.
Experience providing counseling to the armed services community.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice and ongoing development of intercultural competence.
Proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
Must be able to prioritize unplanned but required job duties with ongoing confirmed deadlines.
Able to work independently and on a team.
Ability to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially.
| Armed services experience. |
Leadership skills and the ability to provide guidance to student veterans and staff.
Proficiency with operating systems, graphics, spreadsheet and/or database software.
Experience with electronic health record system.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.