Staff Therapist

Stanford University
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Staff Therapist🔍Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States📁Health Care Services📅Aug 23, 2021 Post Date📅90987 Requisition #Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), part of Vaden Health Center at Stanford University, invites qualified LCSW/LMFT/LPCC applicants for the position of Staff Therapist. CAPS is a college mental health clinic with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence, organizational diversity, and social justice. Vaden Health Center is within the Division of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning, fosters community engagement, and empowers students and staff to thrive.

Qualified applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses their contributions to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as their commitment to life-long learning and excellence in clinical care.

The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to cultural humility and equity. They will be able to showcase a history of working across diverse identities (including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, religious or spiritual identity, and ability status), utilize trauma-informed practices, and demonstrate their commitment to inclusivity. The candidate will have a working understanding of the strengths of diverse students as well as an awareness of the role that systems play in privileging certain groups of students while marginalizing others. Finally, the successful candidate will have the skills to provide culturally sensitive care.

In this role, you will:

Provide clinical consultation, crisis intervention and on-call services, individual counseling, group therapy, and outreach programming for Stanford’s diverse student community.

  • Provide a wide range of direct clinical services to Stanford students, including:
    • Initial clinical assessments and individual brief therapy
    • Therapy groups and clinical workshops
    • Crisis response, evaluations, and interventions for students with urgent needs
    • Care management consultations, including assessment of need for higher levels of care and management of referrals to community providers when indicated
  • Work with campus staff, administrators, and faculty for consultation and outreach needs including:
    • Consultation and direct support for urgent campus mental health needs or crises
    • Clinical outreach services through participation in community programming
    • Liaison relationships with community centers and other campus entities
  • Support training needs of psychology pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and psychiatry residents.
  • Conduct seminars and clinical rotations for trainees and staff
  • Participate in CAPS and Vaden Health Center meetings and development activities
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Master's degree in social work or psychology or related field and two years post-degree experience.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed in the state of California
  • Clinical expertise in evaluation, crisis intervention, therapy, and care management
  • Proven ability to support diverse constituencies.
  • Basic Proficiency with electronic health record databases for clinical documentation and scheduling
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

In addition, preferred requirements include:

Strong preference will be given to candidates with 3 or more years of post-licensure work history, previous experience working in college counseling centers, and one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Expertise in the treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Bi- or multi-lingual therapy skills
  • Work or lived experience relevant to serving one or more of the following communities:
    • Black/African-American students
    • First-generation/low-income students
    • Indigenous/Native American students
    • International students
    • LGBTQ students
    • Muslim students
    • Students with disabilities
    • Undocumented students

Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4600
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 90987


Change the world. And yourself.

Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

Stanford Facts at a Glance

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Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduates: 6,980
  • Graduates: 8,897


  • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus


  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.33 billion total budget


  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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