Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Specialist, Social Work Services # 41075

University of Central Florida

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Position Description
The successful candidate will provide individual and group counseling, assessment and referral services, crisis intervention, consultation, evaluation and support services. Outreach programming focused on developmental issues and prevention is also included in the position. The professional in this position will provide consultation to university administrators, faculty, staff, campus organizations and parents. Training and clinical supervision, as appropriate, are also included in the duties. Continuing education and professional development activities are expected. This individual may serve as a coordinator of a specific center programming area or as designated liaison to campus groups and may serve on committees and task groups. This person may also initiate involuntary examination procedures as allowed by law.

Minimum Qualifications
Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 491 (Florida Statutes).

Desired Qualifications
Experience with initial assessments and brief therapy, crisis intervention, group therapy, supervision and training, outreach and community interventions as well as experience working with collaborative partner’s on-campus. Experience in University Counseling Center work is a plus.

Experience in the following is also desired:
1. Experience in case/”care” management work
2. Experience in managing complex and high-risk clients
3. Interest and experience in referral development
4. Interest and experience in working with substance abuse and/or eating disorder client

University Description
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university with an enrollment of over 56,000 students. UCF is the third largest university in the United States, experiencing unprecedented growth in recent years. Established in 1963, undergraduate and graduate academic programs are delivered through eleven colleges, including the recently established College of Medicine. The main campus is located 13 miles east of downtown Orlando, with additional campuses all across the region. The University and surrounding communities enjoy a rich mix of cultural, educational, business and recreational activities. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary team of professionals, including clinical staff having backgrounds in psychology, social work, and mental health counseling. The Center has an active multidisciplinary training program involving masters and doctoral students from psychology, mental health counseling and social work, including two psychology doctoral interns. The Counseling Center is housed in a very attractive and welcoming facility equipped with very ample technology supported by a full time technology support professional. The Center has an active program of prevention and outreach, and joint efforts are in place, with others on the drawing board, that connect the Center with other departments and professionals on campus who are concerned about health, wellness and alcohol and other drug prevention, among others. The
Counseling Center has an active program of in-house continuing education credit offerings. The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity; Equal Access, and Affirmative Action Employer. Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects voluntary declarations of ethnicity and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action. The survey form is included as a part of the online application process (see below).

Region Description
Central Florida is a vital region with a diverse population in city, small town and rural environments. Recreation and entertainment opportunities are abundant, with cultural attractions, sports venues, nature areas, historic towns, beaches, lakes, theme parks and other areas of interest nearby. Atlantic beaches to the east are easily accessible in less than an hour, and the Tampa Bay area and Florida Gulf Coast to the west are within a few hours’ drive as well.

Required Application Materials
Candidates must complete the online application process at https://www.jobswithucf.com. This position has an A&P (Administrative and Professional) classification at UCF. Vitae/Resume and Cover letter must be attached electronically to the online application.

Application Deadline
Open until filled

Starting Date
Fall Semester 2013

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