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Mental Health Therapist I

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

Join the Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) department as a full-time
Mental Health Therapist I today! Staffed by licensed counselors & social workers, ECHO aids teachers and administrators in helping remove non-academic barriers to learning — poverty, exposure to addiction, violence, discrimination, or physical and sexual abuse.

The Mental Health Therapist I will provide individual, group, family, and crisis counseling to
the student's in the schools served. The Therapist will be responsible to teach a Social and
Emotional program to all the classes in the assigned school. Assisting principals and
education staff in the best ways to handle challenging behavior.

Minimum Qualifications:

Currently in the process of obtaining a Master's Degree in Counseling or Social Work with
provisional licensure (Counselor Trainee or Social Work Trainee) in the State of Ohio and
preparing to start practicum and/or internship.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field.
Experience working with diverse cultures.
Valid driver's license and low-risk driving record and is insurable by the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Experience working with school-age children in the K-12 setting.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated timely completion of work-related tasks.
Knowledge of Catholic schools and their culture.
Demonstrated successful experience working independently and productively.
Demonstrated successful experience working as part of a team.
Successful demonstration of flexibility in day-to-day activities.
Demonstrated successful experience building and sustaining relationships and partnerships
with school staff and the community.
Student in the counseling department at the University of Dayton.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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