The Diversity Initiatives and Outreach Counselor provides counseling to students and consultation to faculty, staff, and the community through individual, couples, family, group, and crisis counseling/intervention for the benefit of the campus community. The position assesses for individuals at risk of self-harm, harm to others, diminished capacity, and risk to the campus community. The Counselor collaborates with the counseling center staff, provides consultation to faculty/staff from outside departments, and conducts outreach and mental health education to the campus community. Additionally, this position provides consultation services to families in the Admissions office programs. This position may provide mediation services for students when deemed necessary. The Counselor must maintain appropriate licensures, certifications, and continuing education to maintain a knowledge base of best practices in the field. This position may provide supervision to student interns, as designated by the Center director. If this position provides supervision to post-master's degree clinicians, the individual must comply with the supervision licensure laws designed by the state of Tennessee. Duties include:
Clinical Care within the Counseling Center
Provides evidence-based individual, couples, and group therapy for students from a multicultural perspective; attends to clinical emergencies as needed; supervises pre-licensed mental health professionals as applicable; provides consultation to campus stakeholders (such as faculty, staff, administration, and parents); coordinates student care with appropriate campus and community partners; documents clinical encounters in an electronic health record system; upholds pertinent FERPA and HIPAA standards; and participates in staff meetings and relevant campus committees.
Campus and Community Outreach and Programming
Coordinates the Counseling Center's outreach and prevention efforts; develops and evaluates innovative approaches to address systemic issues that negatively impact mental health outcomes for marginalized communities; cultivates partnerships with campus and community groups serving underserved populations; advocates for systemic change to remove barriers to care for all students; provides training for Counseling Center staff and campus partners on diversity issues; and pursues funding opportunities as appropriate.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Skills to provide evidence-based individual, group, and couples counseling
Knowledge of systemic issues that impact mental health outcomes for marginalized groups
Knowledge of best practices and trends in multicultural therapy
Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally appropriate programming and training opportunities
Ability to coordinate with campus and community partners on mental health and diversity initiatives
Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 209028
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.