Therapist IV - BIPOC Mental Health Specialist
: Staff - Full-Time
Student Health Services at UVU offers Medical Services,
Psychological Services, Psychiatric Services, Learning Disability
Assessment, and Crisis Services to registered students.
This role provides culturally responsive diagnosis and treatment
for learning, intellectual, psychological and social disorders and
will provide psychological clinical case management; conduct
individual, couples, and group psychotherapy; and provide
consultation to other programs and agencies on treatment needs and
behavioral plans. Additionally, the Therapist IV has advanced
practice expertise or certification in an area of clinical
significance and can provide specialized service to UVU students or
enhance SHS. This position has a special focus on working with
marginalized student populations including Black, Indigenous, or
People of Color (BIPOC) and other diverse or historically
marginalized student populations. Coordinates this service or
specialization. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which
includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable
medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance,
tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents
and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a Masters or
Doctorate in the Mental Health field (i.e. Psychology, Social work,
Marriage and Family Therapy or Counseling) and three years of
full-time experience in higher education counseling or clinical
setting and meets the requirements of a Training Supervisor as
required by the State of Utah. Possesses an advanced practice
specialization, certification, or doctoral degree relevant to the
field of mental health.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge about psychological theories, diagnosis and
- Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the therapeutic
- Knowledge of essential principles of psychology, human
behavior, counseling and psychotherapy. Knowledge of individual,
group, and crisis intervention counseling techniques.
- Knowledge of treatment plan development and
- Knowledge of community mental health resources.
- Knowledge of psychodiagnostic and psychiatric diagnosis based
- Knowledge of and participation in consulting techniques, public
speaking, teaching, and presentations.
- Knowledge of psychological tests, effective clinical
interviewing, and other assessment tools that are utilized to
diagnose mental and learning disorders according to the DSM-V.
Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology.
- Knowledge of Title IX procedures and campus resources.
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical
- Knowledge of applying current research and evidence based
strategies in a specific field of expertise or specialty.
- Skills in treatment planning and providing effective
psychological treatment for UVU students.
- Skills in documenting treatment progress of clients.
- Skills in the diagnosis of psychological disorders based on the
- Skills in organizing and/or conducting consultation to faculty,
staff, and administrators. Skills in public speaking, teaching, and
- Skills in communication and observation used in
- Skills in documenting the progress of clients.
- Skills in computer and software applications and confidential
- Skills in providing best practice clinical supervision to
- Skills in program development and coordination of a specific
area of expertise or specialty.
- Ability to recommend voluntary and/or involuntary commitment of
clients for hospitalization for clients who present a serious
threat of harm either to themselves or others.
- Ability to provide suicide risk assessments using
- Ability to diagnose psychological disorders based on the
- Ability to keep accurate and precise treatment records.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to be compliant with HIPAA and FERPA privacy laws.
- Ability to be compliant with ethical standards established
within the therapeutic professions.
- Ability to provide supervision to therapists in training
according to best practices for psychotherapeutic care.
- Ability to be flexible and creative in coordinating UVU Mental
Health Services programs in which a specialty exists.
PHD or PSYD in Social Work, Psychology, counseling or Marriage and
Frequent standing, sitting, walking, talking, hearing and seeing.
Occasional fine hand manipulation, such as typing.
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous
leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental
insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver
(undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and
substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.
$66,182 - $82,728
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/28473
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s
qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability,
veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related
conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.