Mental Health Clinician

St. Louis
Jan 09, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Mental Health Clinician
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35268
Hiring Department

Children's Advocacy Center

The University of Missouri, St. Louis’ nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center is hiring a clinician who will provide trauma-focused individual, family, and group psychotherapy for clients and families. Services are provided in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary staff. Experienced Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers/Counselors, Senior Social Workers/Counselors, or Staff Psychologists should apply for this position. All applicants must have a Master's Degree in a related field and be eligible for licensure (full or provisional) in Missouri.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete comprehensive trauma-informed diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents, and families in a competent and timely manner
  • Provide individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy for victims of childhood trauma using evidence-based practices. Our services are provided on an outpatient basis, though some group programming occurs in a school setting.
  • Provide case management services (e.g., locating and facilitating appropriate referrals, participating in team meetings, and communicating with other service providers) for clients as indicated within the scope of trauma treatment
  • Meet all CASGSL established quality assurance, documentation, grant reporting, billing, and productivity standards
  • Attend and participate in case consultation, treatment team, and staff meetings
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Clinical Managers or Executive Director
  • Therapists must work two evenings (noon to 8pm) per week (schedule to be determined in conjunction with supervisor)

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants meeting qualifications under any of the following job classifications are encouraged to apply.

Mental Health Professional

  • An Associate's degree in related/ relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. A Master's Degree is required for this position.

Social Worker/Counselor

  • A Master's degree in related/ relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Senior Social Worker/Counselor

  • A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling from an accredited program
  • Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a LCSW or LPC within the state of Missouri

Staff Psychologist

  • A doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited program
  • Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a psychologist within the state of Missouri
  • Previous work experience with children, adolescents, and families

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or counseling from an accredited program
  • Must be eligible to be licensed as a LMSW or a PLPC within the state of Missouri
  • Five or more years providing clinical services as a LCSW or LPC to children, adolescents, and families
  • Experience and formal course work in assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families
  • Previous work experience with school-based programming
  • Previous familiarity and/or experience in working with issues, features and treatments related to the field of Child Maltreatment and with implementing evidence-based practices (e.g., Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma, Treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Possesses knowledge of practices and procedures within the Child/Adolescent Mental Health Field
  • Possesses strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates competence in working with diverse populations

Other Considerations:

Job title (Mental Health Professional, Social Worker/Counselor, Senior Social Worker/Counselor, or Staff Psychologist) and salary will be determined based on the candidate qualifications.

Applicants should be prepared to submit a professional writing sample if invited to interview.

Salary Hiring RangeCommensurate with qualifications and experience. Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, mandatory writing sample, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314) 516-5805, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email mailto:[email protected].

Benefit Summary

The University of Missouri, St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including; health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation & sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee & dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefit, please visit

UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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