Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Mental Health Services at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a newly approved position as a clinical staff member with strong generalist skills in the areas of brief, time-limited individual, couples, and group counseling, outreach/consultation, and crisis intervention. This is an embedded position working directly with graduate and/or professional students. The successful candidate will establish and maintain a presence within the Graduate School or related professional school including marketing the availability of services, providing outreach, and assessing and addressing stigma and barriers to seeking services for graduate/professional students. The staff member will collaborate with administration, faculty, and staff within the Graduate School to meet clinical and programmatic needs of students related to stress, career, academics, interpersonal concerns, and other mental health issues. The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of Mental Health Services.
A doctorate in psychology with one year of supervised internship experience in professional psychology is required or an LCSW/LPC and 5 years of experience. A license or license eligibility in the State of Missouri and prior experience with university students is necessary.
Preference will be given to seasoned candidates with a proven track record working in a university setting. Preferred qualities of the successful candidate include: 1) well-developed clinical skills, including crisis management and suicide assessment, 2) demonstrated ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning, 3) energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships, 4) a collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively within an academic setting, 5) multicultural competency, possessing the ability and skills to work with diverse populations (e.g. ethnic, LGBTQ, gender, etc.), 6) self-motivated and self-directed, 7) excellent oral and written communication skills, and 8) a familiarity or interest in learning about the use of technology in the delivery of mental health interventions.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should provide with their application a letter of interest outlining how their work experience applies to the position.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Washington University in St. Louis is a moderate sized, selective, private university of over 12,000 full-time students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The university consists of eight schools, five of which have both undergraduate and graduate programs. Students come from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, representing all 50 states and over 100 nations. 90% of undergraduates are from out of state. Student Health Services is an integrated agency composed of both medical and mental health providers with a primary mission to foster and enhance students’ physical and emotional health.
About the Region
Situated at the confluence of two great North American rivers — the Mississippi and the Missouri — the St. Louis region has been a favored destination since Lewis & Clark began their historic westward "Corps of Discovery" here in 1804.
Today, the pioneers of St. Louis are the engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals who are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Home to several key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has developed into a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science.
Consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events. Not far from St. Louis' urban core are the beautiful rolling hills of the Ozark Mountain region and outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and spelunking in some of Missouri's more than 6,000 caves.
Full time, 12-month position. Anticipated starting date of August 1, 2017
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Danforth Campus in Mental Health Services.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.