Staff Counselor/Psychologist, The University Counseling Center

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-25
Req: R0002895
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Job Description Summary

A member of a close and collaborative team of mental health professionals who provide comprehensive confidential mental health services to a vibrant community comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The successful candidate for this position will provide short-term counseling/therapy and crisis intervention to Wake Forest University students, and consultation and outreach to the WFU community. The University Counseling Center (UCC) is focused on providing equitable and inclusive services to the campus community, particularly to historically marginalized populations. The UCC is a APA-accredited training site for psychology and counseling interns for whom all staff members serve as supervisors, consultants, and mentors. Based on experience and interest, staff have the opportunity to provide leadership over a UCC service area and/or advocacy for a special population. The University Counseling Center is part of the Health & Wellbeing Team of offices within the Division of Campus Life.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provides individual and group counseling/therapy to students at the University
  • Conducts crisis assessment and intervention for urgent/walk-in appointments
  • May coordinate at least one of the following areas and/or provide advocacy for at least one of the following populations:
    • Marginalized populations (international students, first generation students, traditionally underrepresented racial/cultural groups, LGBTQ+ students)
    • Men’s mental health
    • Training (Master’s and/or Doctoral)
    • Clinical services
    • Outreach
    • Groups
  • Provides didactic training, consultation, and clinical supervision to UCC graduate trainees in psychology and counseling
  • Works collaboratively both within the Health & Wellbeing team and across other departments as members of the Division of Campus Life to ensure delivery of integrated professional services consistent with the mission and strategic directions of Campus Life
  • Provides professional consultation to all members of the University community
  • Provides outreach, workshops, and training on various mental health and wellbeing topics as needed
  • Provides after-hours on-call crisis counseling on a rotating basis, and occasional after-hours outreach as needed
  • Keeps timely, accurate, and ethical records consistent with UCC policy

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in a mental health field (i.e. psychology, counseling, social work, or couples and family therapy)
  • Eligible to practice as a mental health professional in the state of North Carolina (must be independently licensed within 12 months of start date)
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to work with clients from a diversity of backgrounds and marginalized populations
  • Knowledge of and experience providing a broad range of psychotherapy and counseling methods within a time-limited scope of service
  • Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to consult and collaborate both within and outside the University
  • Excellent oral 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/NASW ethical codes

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Doctorate in psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program licensed to practice as a psychologist in the state of North Carolina
  • Passion for and experience working with students from marginalized groups and diverse backgrounds; and dedication to partnering with relevant campus advocates (Safe Office, LGBTQ Center, Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, Magnolia Scholars, etc.) to improve mental health service provision
  • Experience with mental health provision in a college or university counseling center
  • Experience providing developmentally appropriate clinical supervision to master’s and/or doctoral interns or trainees in mental health fields


  • May provide clinical consultation and supervision to master’s and/or doctoral student trainees

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant: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 while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time