Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Native American Student Specialist

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Native American Student Specialist

Job no: 527178
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Healthcare/Nursing, Student Life/Services

Department: University Counseling Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Salary for Therapist (masters level): $63,000 - $68,000 per year| Salary for Psychologist (doctorate level): $68,000 - $75,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins (Updated)
June 11, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
For consideration, applicants must submit:
  • Cover letter and CV which include dates of employment
  • Name, email and phone number of at least three professional references, one of which must be current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Department Summary
    University Counseling Services (UCS) is a department integrated with University Health Services under the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management. The UCS provides single-session intervention, individual and group therapy, consultation, education and prevention outreach, and referral services to university students. Most psychological services are covered by the mandatory health fee. University Counseling Services also provides consultation and educational programs for faculty and staff.

    Position Summary
    The Senior Staff Psychologist/Therapist: Native American Student Specialist provides psychological intervention, prevention, and postvention programs and services to the university community, primarily to University of Oregon students. This position provides programs and services that address significant mental health issues, as well as those that are developmental and preventative in nature. Experience with developmental and significant mental health issues relevant to university students is required. This position provides clinical services such as drop-in and single-session intervention, initial clinical assessment, short-term individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and case disposition; serves as supervisor and trainer for graduate trainees and employees; completes clinical and other administrative tasks; develops, implements, and evaluates educational and prevention outreach programs; provides consultation to faculty, staff, students, parents and families, and other mental health/health care providers; and participates in department and university meetings and committees. This position will also provide clinical, educational, outreach, and consultation services specifically relevant to the needs of Native American students.

    Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in counseling, couples and family therapy, or social work. All degree requirements must be complete prior to start date.
  • Applicants with master's degrees must be currently licensed and able to obtain licensure in Oregon within three months of start date.
  • Eighteen months of experience:
    - with a variety of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology;
    - providing short term therapy;
    - at least nine months of that experience providing mental health services in a college or university setting;
    - at least nine months of that experience providing therapy/counseling services to Native American clients/patients.

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program. Degree must be granted prior to start date.
  • Successful completion of an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral internship prior to start date.
  • Eighteen months of experience:
    - with a variety of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology;
    - providing short-term therapy;
    - at least nine months of that experience providing psychological services in a college or university setting;
    - at least nine months of that experience providing therapy/counseling services to Native American clients/patients.
  • Must be licensable in Oregon. If currently licensed in another state, must be licensed in Oregon within three months of hire.
  • Unlicensed applicants must have an approved residency contract with the Oregon Board of Psychologists within one month of start date and must be licensed within two years of start date.

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to multicultural organizational development.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to articulate an understanding of the role of a counseling center on a university campus.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Nine months of experience in a university counseling center collaborating with campus
  • Experience providing education and/or prevention outreach geared toward Native American
  • Extensive involvement with, and understanding of, Native American community, with a strong preference for involvement being with a federally- or state-recognized tribe.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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