Provides mental health and/or learning support services to the
campus community, including one or more of the following services:
individual, couples and group counseling and therapy; crisis
intervention; consultation and outreach services; psychological
assessments; learning strategies counseling; academic support
groups; tutor training; and tutoring.
- Provides individual, couples and group counseling to students,
staff and faculty.
- Participates in the development and delivery of learning
support, awareness, outreach and consultation services to the
- Provides intake and on-call services to clients with personal,
vocational and academic concerns and maintains appropriate case
documentation, supervision and evaluation records.
- Performs psychological/psycho-educational assessments and
refers individuals to other resources as needed.
- Develops and conducts learning strategies, awareness and
outreach seminars, workshops, and programs.
- May collaborate with other campus departments to create and
implement programs for the campus community.
- Assists in the supervision and training of interns, tutors,
practicum students, student workers and/or graduate students in
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
A full-time, benefits-eligible position commencing August 01,
A Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or
Social Work. Licensure is required at time of interview. We welcome
applicants who do not have prior counseling center experience
provided candidates clearly articulate how their experience in
other settings can be translated to a counseling center/higher
education setting. The successful candidate will have strong
attention and motivation to multicultural competence, demonstrated
by awareness of their areas for multicultural growth, an openness
to working with a wide range of diverse clients, and the pursuit of
Candidates who are three plus years post-licensure and have
experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
health psychology; professional medical students; BIPOC population,
single session therapy (SST), crisis intervention, and outreach
General responsibilities :|
This position is embedded within the Tilman J. Fertitta Family
College of Medicine (COM). The Embedded Counselor (EC) will have a
split schedule in which 80 percent of their time will be serving
COM students and 20 percent at Counseling and Psychological
Services (CAPS) serving undergraduate and graduate students, staff,
and faculty. The EC’s primary responsibility will be providing
mental health counseling, consultation, and outreach to the medical
students of the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. The
EC will establish and maintain service presence within the COM,
including networking and marketing service availability, assessing,
and addressing stigma and barriers to seeking services, and
collaborating with administration, faculty, and staff to meet
clinical and programmatic needs of the medical students. Overall,
the EC will provide multi-culturally competent individual, couples,
and group services within a short-term therapy framework;
facilitate mental health workshops; adhere to stepped care
principles in assessing a student’s fit for services; perform
crisis intervention and assessment and engage in consultation and
The University of Houston’s Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS) is a vital department under the Health and Well-being
portfolio within the Division of Student Affairs. CAPS works
closely with our Health and Well-being partners, which include the
Student Health Center; Campus Recreation; UH Wellness; Justin Dart,
Jr. Student Accessibility Center; and Cougars in Recovery. CAPS is
accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services
and offers an APA accredited internship in Health Service
Psychology. Our staff consists of licensed psychologists, doctoral
and master’s level mental health professionals, and advanced
graduate trainees in counseling, clinical, and school psychology.
Within our Stepped Care model, our services include triage,
essential skills workshops, single session therapy, group
counseling, short-term couples and individual counseling. We also
offer many resources and outreach to include “Let’s Talk”, QPR, and
on demand trainings on a variety of mental health topics.
The University of Houston's Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS) is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity
through a safe and welcoming environment. Our declared mission in
providing mental health services emphasizes that people
representing the rich diversity of our campus who use our services
receive respectful treatment. As one of the most diverse campuses
in the country, we have a particular responsibility and opportunity
to promote and live up to these convictions.
About the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
The University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of
Medicine is the City of Houston’s first medical school in 50 years.
The UH Board of Regents voted to establish it in 2017 and the Texas
Legislature authorized the plan in 2019. The inaugural class of 30
students started in 2020.
The Fertitta Family College of Medicine is built on an important
social mission – to improve the overall health and health care of
Greater Houston, Texas and beyond. The College of Medicine focuses
on educating a diverse group of physicians with a deep
understanding of the social determinants of health and a commitment
to provide high quality, affordable health care to patients in
Masters and 1 year experience
Requires application of advanced principles, techniques and theory
in a professional discipline or a thorough general business
management knowledge. Knowledge of this level is typically obtained
through a directly job-related Master's degree or equivalent formal
training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly
related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of
one (1) year of directly job-related experience. Requires technical
certification or licensing directly related to the job, as
specified on a job description addendum.