Mental Health Professional II

The University of Alabama
Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary: The Mental Health Professional II (MHP II) provides clinical services to clients and fulfills specific clinical and supervisory functions. Some of the primary responsibilities include providing clinical services, completing client assessments and case management. The MHP II may exercise clinical oversight and supervision, serve as a liaison among stakeholders and provide significant discipline-specific and agency-wide leadership on clinical matters.

Additional Department Summary: The Mental Health Professional II may exercise clinical oversight and supervision, serve as a liaison among campus stakeholders and provide discipline specific leadership on clinical matters in the area of substance use disorders and recovery.
Responsible for completing required training that is related to laws and regulations, that creates a more hospitable and respectful workplace; and safer work environment.
Responsible for holding staff accountable for completion of required training.
Has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from accredited program in clinical mental health (CACREP) or clinical social work (LCSW). Two (2) years of mental health experience, to include experience working in inpatient, IOP, or residential AOD treatment. Licensure in the state of Alabama at the level of an independent practitioner as LPC or LCSW. Must have a valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Knowledgeable about the treatment of substance misuse and substance use disorders with young adults. Knowledge of recovery process, return to use prevention, excellent communication skills. Familiarity with client-centered evidence-based counseling approaches such as motivational interviewing, transtheoretical model stages of change, solution-focused counseling. Fluency in working with diverse populations and advocating for, fostering social justice, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those with direct experience with the college age population and substance use disorders in a higher education setting.
Preference given to candidates with collegiate recovery experience as member, intern, or staff.
Preference given to candidates in ongoing recovery of 5 years or more.
Preference given to candidates with a doctorate in counselor education (CACREP) and or social work (LCSW) from an accredited program.