Student Wellness Counselor

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Med Ed-Student Affairs - 420204

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0003486

Position Summary: This position is for a Student Wellness Counselor. Both medical school and graduate school in the biomedical sciences can be a very stressful time for students enrolled in either the MD programs or PhD programs within the School of Medicine. Stress can manifest itself in a number of ways, and often intervention is needed to help students find healthy ways to counteract stress and anxiety. Developing healthy habits for handling stress is a professional skill that will benefit medical and graduate trainees into their future careers as clinicians and researchers. The Student Wellness Counselor reports to the Director of Wellness and will be expected to convey trends and concerns of students to champion a healthy environment for all students at the UNC School of Medicine. This environment will promote the development of lifelong skills for achieving and maintaining optimal physical and mental health. The Student Wellness Counselor will lead counseling efforts to improve PhD and MD student wellness and burnout prevention.

Application Deadline: 12/31/2018

Education Requirements: Minimum requirement of a Master's degree in a mental health field with coursework related to the area of assignment: LCSW, LPC, LMFT, clinical Psychologist. LCAS dual licensure strongly preferred.

Qualification and Experience: Must have experience working with adult learners and must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Experience in an academic medical center and 2-3 years of experience as a mental health practitioner preferred. Familiarity with both MD and biomedical PhD training environments preferred. Experience leading therapy groups required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Shannon Isley, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 12/15/2018
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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