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Specialist, Student Counseling Position # 40214, 41023

University of Central Florida

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Position Description
The successful candidate must be a generalist with significant interest and experience working with a college population. This person must have experience working with a diverse student population and have awareness of multicultural issues as it pertains to a university setting. Responsibilities include 1) clinical assessment and intervention, 2) supervision and training of graduate students, and 3) prevention and outreach programming. Clinical duties include brief individual psychotherapy and counseling, group psychotherapy, clinical assessment, crisis intervention, consultation, and referral. Training duties include supervision of a variety of clinical activities and involvement in a multidisciplinary training program. Outreach duties are focused on addressing the mental health needs and developmental issues relevant to the college age population. The professional in this position will provide consultation to university administrators, faculty, staff, campus organizations and parents. Continuing education and professional development activities are expected. This individual may serve as 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
Must be licensable as a mental health counselor in the State of Florida.
Must have a master’s degree in mental health counseling, guidance, psychology, or rehabilitation counseling at an accredited college or university by an accrediting agency approved by the US Department of Education.

Desired Qualifications
Experience in University Counseling Center work is preferred, including 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 one of the following is also desired:
1. Focused expertise in working with anxiety, including social anxiety, with an empirically-supported approach.
2. Interest and expertise in working with ethnic minorities (including African-American, Latino, Asian-American and native American students).
3. Interest and expertise in working with students with disabilities, including physical, social and developmental (including autism-spectrum disorders).
4. Interest and expertise in Eating Disorders (ED) or Substance Abuse (SA) and working collaboratively as a member of the ED or SA treatment team.
5. Interest and expertise in working with trauma and sexual violence.
Special Conditions: Must have degree on transcript by Date of Hire.
If not licensed, must obtain licensure in Florida within 3 years from date of hire and must maintain license.

Counseling and Psychological Services has a commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone regardless of their gender, gender expression, ethnicity, race, culture, religious belief, sexual orientation, national origin, age, social economic status or disability.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

University Description
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university with an enrollment of over 60,000 students. UCF is the second 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. These positions have an A&P (Administrative and Professional) classification at UCF. Vitae/Resume and Cover letter must be attached electronically to the online application.

Application Deadline

Starting Date
Spring 2014

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must apply online: https://www.jobswithucf.com

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