Licensed Therapist, Medical Campus

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-15
Req: R100042442
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Job Title: Licensed Therapist, Medical Campus

Job Function: Behavioral Health / Psychology

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reporting Relationship: Directly Accountable to Assistant Director of Medical Campus of Counseling Center

General Description:

Under the general direction of the Counseling Center Director, this position carries a full clinical case load, provides direct clinical services to individuals and groups, including assessment and psychotherapy, emergency care and consulting services. This position meets regularly with professional colleagues to assess, diagnose, and plan treatment and disposition of cases. The person holding this position is a full-time employee of the Division of Student Affairs and is subject to the conditions of employment common to all staff members of the Division. All offices of the various divisional departments are regularly open for University related business weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exception of those national holidays or special occasions specified by the University’s Board of Trustees. The Counseling Center is open until 7PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Fall and Spring semester. The licensed therapist is expected to perform his/her duties conscientiously and responsibly; to adhere to high personal standards of behavior with students, colleagues, members of the University community and clients of the University; and in a manner consistent with the ethics of his/her own profession. This person is expected to keep himself/herself informed of current research and professional developments in his/her professional field.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The person employed in this position reports to the Director of the Counseling Center in matters relating to his/her clinical work as a licensed therapist.
  • 80% of time will be located on the Medical Campus, with the remainder of time on the Gables Campus.
  • Conducts short-term individual and group psychotherapy.
  • Must be available for crisis intervention and emergency situations that may arise during regular working hours and carry a cell phone on a rotational basis to promptly respond to requests by University staff members for assistance when the Counseling Center is not regularly open.
  • Participate in the triage and crisis services of the center and as designated by the Associate Director for Clinical Services.
  • Given the nature of triage/crisis work, there may be times when any clinical staff member may need to stay past closing time to complete paperwork, complete assessments of students who were seen through the triage system and/or consult with staff members conducting risk assessments. In addition, staff may be required to provide crisis/triage coverage during the Noon hour.
  • Complete records punctually according to record keeping/report writing procedures that are currently operative at the Counseling Center and required by legal and ethical regulations.
  • Review on a regular basis the nature and state of individual caseloads with the Associate Director for Clinical Services, Assistant Director or Director.
  • Consult with the Associate Director for Clinical Services, Assistant Director or Director about his/her clients who are suicidal, homicidal, severely depressed, anxious, acting out or showing a high probability for acting out, psychotic or borderline psychotic, manifesting a high degree of psychopathology or expressing such extreme problems in living, whereby good clinical judgment would dictate initiating the supervisory process.
  • Preserve the confidentiality and trust of clients while at the same time promote the best interest of the University and adhere to its recognized rules of procedure. Whenever it is ethically and legally permissible and in the best interests of the client or the University; cooperates with other appropriate staff of the University in cases or issues of mutual concern.
  • Submit all service reports, or other communications involving the clinical operations of the Counseling Center which are intended for persons, departments, or agencies outside of the Counseling Center for review and approval of the Director or Associate Director of the Counseling Center before transmitting them.
  • All Counseling Center Clinical Staff are required to participate in educational, outreach and prevention programs originating from the Center. This may take the form of developing such programs oneself or accepting assignments to supervise or participate in such programs. Clinical staff are required to regularly consult with and keep the Assistant Director for Outreach, Director, or Associate Director informed about his/her participation in such activities. The person holding this position is expected to lead a minimum of two such programs each semester. These programs include activities originating from and under the supervision of the Counseling Center’s Assistant Director for Outreach or staff who intend to bring the Center’s services and the skills of the professional staff to members of the student body and the University community.
  • Collaborate with Medical and Graduate School Deans, faculty, and staff to identify outreach needs and develop programming to meet the needs on the medical campus.
  • Potentially supervise interns in APA-accredited Doctoral Internship Program in Professional Psychology and graduate students assigned to the Counseling Center for training in the fields of Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
  • Participate annually in at least two Student Affairs social activity (e.g., graduation ceremony, staff development breakfast, Laurel awards, etc.)
  • Evenings and weekends may be required. At a minimum, one evening late shift is required.
  • Performs other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to provide psychological services (clinical assessment, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and short-term individual and group psychotherapy/counseling);
  • Demonstrated ability to provide outreach and consultation to a multi-culturally diverse university community;
  • Demonstrated commitment and/or expertise in working with a diverse student body, cultural competence, and attunement to the influence of cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and other differences on mental health attitudes, stigma, and help-seeking behaviors;
  • Knowledge of current and emerging college-age mental health issues, and experience in working in a college or university mental health setting. Ability to interact with college-age populations, graduate and professional students, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators;
  • Demonstrated talent for collaboration; able to establish and maintain trusting, working relationships that reflect kindness, mutual respect, and honesty, with a highly diverse population of student, staff, and internal and external partners;
  • Ability to foster a culture of collaboration and trust while ensuring that confidentiality and other legal and ethical mandates are maintained to the highest standards;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and computer skills.

Desired Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate will be a generalist with a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population. Applicants with demonstrated commitment to working with particular student groups or presenting problems would have opportunities for development.
  • Licensed at least 3 years by start date or soon thereafter.

Education Requirements:
  • Doctoral or master’s degree in counseling/psychology/social work. Meeting all internship related requirements for their related degree. APA internship if having a Doctoral degree in counseling/clinical psychology.
  • Must be licensed or license eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Florida.


  • To apply, please complete the online application process available at
  • (1) A cover letter highlighting relevant experiences and fit with the position, (2) current curriculum vitae, and (3) the contact information of three professional references should be attached to the online application. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.
  • Inquiries can be directed to: Addys Karunaratne, Ph.D, UMCC Assistant Director
  • Apply by November 16, 2020 for full consideration.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 10/16/2020
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