Staff Counselor/Psychologist

Winston Salem, NC
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Staff Counselor/Psychologist

*Cover letter is required with application.*

Summary: The Staff Counselor/Psychologist will be an integral part of supporting the University Counseling Center’s (UCC) mission to providing confidential counseling/therapy to graduate and undergraduate students of the Reynolda Campus; consultation to students, faculty, and staff; and outreach/prevention efforts to the WFU community. While this particular position is considered a generalist clinician, this staff member will play an integral part in the university’s efforts to address alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse in our population. In addition to a portion of their caseload being allocated to alcohol/other drug assessment and brief follow-up to identified clients, this clinician has the opportunity to partner with the prevention and response efforts of the Office of Wellbeing, and be a campus leader and advocate for prevention and recovery in a higher education environment. This staff member will also have the opportunity to supervise to masters and doctoral level trainees in the UCC’s growing training program and provide training and consultation to staff members and trainees around AOD concerns and interventions.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides individual and group counseling/therapy to students at the University.
  • Conducts triage assessment and intervention for urgent/walk-in appointments.
  • Provides clinical supervision, consultation, and oversight to UCC graduate trainees in psychology and counseling.
  • Provides clinical AOD assessment and as-needed brief follow-up for clients specifically referred to UCC.
  • Provides coordination for alcohol/other drug services within the UCC, while partnering with other campus AOD efforts.
  • Works collaboratively with other university departments (i.e. Student Health Service, Dean of Students, and Office of Wellbeing) to ensure delivery of effectively integrated professional services.
  • Provides professional consultation to all members of the University community.
  • Provides outreach, workshops, and training on various mental health and wellbeing topics, as needed.
  • Participates in relevant center, division, and university-wide committees related to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and response.
  • Provides after-hours on-call crisis counseling on a rotating basis.
  • Keeps timely, accurate, and ethical records consistent with UCC policy.
  • Provides clinical consultation and supervision to graduate student trainees, if needed.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in mental health profession (i.e., counseling, clinical/counseling psychology, clinical social work, or marriage and family therapy) from accredited graduate program.
  • Licensed or license-eligible to independently practice as mental health professional in the state of North Carolina.
  • Knowledge of and experience providing a broad range of psychotherapy and counseling methods within a time-limited scope of service.
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to work with students from a diversity of backgrounds and traditionally underrepresented populations.
  • Specific experience with clinical assessment of alcohol and other drug use and abuse.
  • Experience with mental health provision in a college or university counseling center.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to consult and collaborate both within and outside the University.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to keep good client records and use Titanium scheduler/database.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information.
  • Adherence to APA/ACA/other mental health profession code of ethics.
  • Passion for working with students from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds and dedication to partnering with relevant campus advocates (i.e. Office of Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center, and Magnolia Scholars) to improve mental health service provision.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Doctorate in Psychology from an accredited graduate program.
  • Understanding of AOD prevention and response efforts within a higher education community.
  • Experience providing developmentally appropriate clinical supervision to graduate trainees in mental health fields.
  • Licensed as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in the state of North Carolina.


  • Responsible for own work.
  • Manages staff/student workers.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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