University of Vermont
Center for Health and Wellbeing
Counseling and Psychiatry Services
The University of Vermont invites applications for a 10-month counselor position to join our dynamic Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) team. CAPS is staffed by a collaborative multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals in two campus offices as well as within identity centers and other drop-in locations across campus. CAPS is integrated within the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) which includes Student Health Services, Athletic Medicine, and Education/Outreach (Living Well).
We are seeking professionals with well-developed therapeutic skills, ability to carry a diverse clinical caseload, and experience and interest in supervision. Ideal applicants should be energetic professionals with the skills and creativity to share our commitment to improving the health of UVM students. It is essential that applicants have a deep understanding and commitment to equity, anti-oppression work, and social justice.
We recognize that many factors contribute to a person’s health including, but not limited to, the environment, family, ethnicity, income, race, gender, socioeconomic status, education, nationality, and sexual orientation. Oppression and health are intricately connected. As we move forward in our work, public health professionals must reevaluate strategies to address and reduce health disparities, including disparities within the system itself. Our goal for the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) is to dismantle prejudice, racism, and inequality in public health through educated, culturally attuned healthcare providers.
The ideal candidate exhibits flexibility in both their therapeutic and collegial style, and thrives in the fast paced and cyclical nature of a college counseling center. This is primarily a clinically focused position that requires the ability to juggle various responsibilities, including managing a heavy caseload comprised of students with a wide range of clinical severity within a brief treatment frame.
Responsibilities: Provide Individual, couples, and group counseling with students. Stay current with best practices in college mental health. Participate in supervision of graduate trainees, provide crisis intervention/response, consult with faculty and staff, and engage in campus outreach and program development. Embody and enact an anti-oppression and social justice approach in all requisite duties and responsibilities as a staff member of Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS).
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or equivalent. Vermont licensed or eligible for licensure required within two years of start. Experience working with college age population, preferably within a university setting, or equivalent. Clear evidence of a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Ability to enthusiastically support UVM’s commitment to enhance a diverse campus culture and inclusive student experience.
Desired Qualifications: Strong preference will be given to licensed counselors with a minimum of two years of clinical experience in a college counseling setting. Other desired qualifications include clinical supervision experience, group counseling experience, training in short-term treatment modalities, EMDR certification, ability to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
About UVM: Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.
About Burlington: Our hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5- hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.
Working at UVM: This exceptional institution in an unparalleled location attracts top minds and talented professionals. At UVM, you’ll join colleagues committed to excellence in their field, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct, and working together to advance the University of Vermont’s mission to create and share knowledge and educate accountable leaders for humankind.
To Apply: Apply online only at www.uvmjobs.com Posting #S2794PO. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefit package. Please include cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.