Faculty Social Worker-Health Minds University -60173

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time

West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in the WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV seek a Faculty Social Worker or Counselor for the Healthy Minds University, the WVU student mental health clinic.

Duties: This position will carry 40% administrative and 60% clinical responsibilities. Teaching and research/scholarly activity as detailed below.

  1. Service: Provision of psychotherapeutic services for the Healthy Minds University with training and experience in the treatment of young adults, trauma, anxiety/affective disorders, substance use and/or group therapy.
  2. Teaching: Competence in teaching and clinical supervision of psychotherapy to staff therapists and Departmental trainees including: residents in the general psychiatry program, psychology interns, social work graduate students and counseling graduate students.
  3. Research/Scholarly Activity: Ability to conduct independent research and/or develop a scholarly interest from concept to completed product (ie publication, national/regional presentation or similar activity) and an ability to mentor trainees to develop research from concept to completion.

    Successful candidates must have a Masters or Doctorate degree in social work or counseling from an approved program. Eligible candidates must have a West Virginia license as a LICSW or LPC or be eligible to apply for one. Applicants are required to have a strong clinical background with 3-5 years of clinical experience practicing with an independent license. In addition, candidates should have administrative experience including program development. For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent teaching skills, research and publications are required. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

    The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is expanding to include the clinical, research, and academic missions of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, among others. The Institute is spearheading efforts to develop innovative solutions for West Virginians and those across the world with neurological and psychiatric conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis to chronic pain, addictions, and traumatic brain injury.

    Neuroscience, including behavioral health and addiction, is one of WVU Medicine’s Signature Programs – areas of opportunity that allow WVU Medicine to target major health disparities more aggressively in the state and continue to deliver real medical solutions that will have the most resounding impact on the citizens of West Virginia.

    WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of sixteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by our flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

    Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

    Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. To learn more, visit http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/bmed/ and http://wvumedicine.org/rni/ , and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/careers .

    For additional questions, please contact Pam Furbee, Senior Physician Recruiter, at pamela.furbee@wvumedicine.org .

    West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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