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Triage Clinician

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022
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Job Description

The Cook Counseling Center provides mental health services to the student community of Virginia Tech. The Triage Clinician works with a multidisciplinary staff of counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners, psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and practicum students to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care. The Triage Clinician is the first point of contact for students with the center, assessed their needs, and collaborates with the student in developing a care plan. Cook Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the university and has focused upon growing the multicultural competence and ethnic and racial diversity of the counseling staff.

The goal for this position is to further our work with Virginia Tech students by providing brief, multiculturally sensitive assessments for individuals seeking support at Cook Counseling Center and make recommendations and referrals to resources as appropriate. We are particularly interested in hiring an individual with knowledge and experience of providing triage and intake assessments, crisis support, and brief individual counseling. The ideal candidate will provide triage appointments for individuals and couples with diverse clinical concerns and co-create recommendations for support with the student. The individual will also consider the experiences of marginalized and under-represented students when making recommendations for services.

The individual will also work with partners across the university to develop and provide culturally informed outreach and prevention services as well as partner with others on staff to provide trainings for other staff members. This position will also conduct crisis interventions as needed during the day and when on after hours call during the holidays and summer.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or family therapy with two years of experience OR PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with APA approved internship
• Experience in providing triage, intake, and crisis assessments
• Experience in providing referrals to community partners
• Training and experience in delivering culturally competent interventions

Preferred Qualifications

• Bilingual
• Strong commitment to social justice and issues of diversity
• Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 2 years
• Desire to work with a student body that is diverse in respect to socioeconomic status, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability status and other dimensions

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Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence . We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community , which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning . If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kim Winston at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 25, 2022
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