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Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Latinx Student Specialist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Latinx Student Specialist

Job no: 529894

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Student Life/Services, Psychology, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: University Health Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Therapist: $80,000 - $84,000 per year; Psychologist: $83,000 - $88,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

February 1, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:
  • Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position and fully articulates how you meet the minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications you may have
  • Current resume which includes dates of employment.

    Applicants will also be asked to submit the name and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete.

    Department Summary

    University Health Services (UHS) is a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management and is a nationally accredited (AAAHC) outpatient clinic providing primary care to students at the University of Oregon. All staff are required to uphold the values of the UHS.

    Counseling Services (CS) is a department integrated with University Health Services in the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management. Consistent with its collaborative care model, CS provides single-session intervention; short-term, focused individual therapy; group therapy; consultation; education and prevention outreach; and referral services to university students. Most psychological services are covered by the mandatory health fee. Counseling Services also provides consultation to and educational programs for faculty and staff.

    This position works in support of the University Health Services mission and vision and is consistent with UO policy. Some aspects of this position may be completed in collaboration with other University departments.

    Position Summary

    The Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Latinx 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 serious mental health issues, as well as those that are developmental and preventative in nature. Experience with developmental and serious 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 Latinx students. This position will also provide services to undocumented students of various nationalities, students from mixed-status families, and to students in the DACA program.

    The Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Latinx Student Specialist adheres to university and department policies, State of Oregon statutes pertaining to the practice of counseling/psychology, and relevant ethical codes. This position may supervise doctoral interns, practicum interns and/or externs and reports to a member of the Counseling Center leadership team.

    This position can be a 10-month (September 1-June 30) or 12-month position.

    Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

    This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists. Employee loses eligibility for employment if on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) and/or System of Award Management (SAM). In addition, employee must be in compliance with UHS policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements.

    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 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 therapy/counseling services to Latinx and/or undocumented 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
  • Provide short-term therapy: at least nine months of that experience providing therapy/counseling services to Latinx and/or undocumented clients/patients
  • Must be licensable in Oregon. If currently licensed in another state, must be licensed in Oregon within six 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.
  • Effective communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to articulate an understanding of the role of a counseling center on a university campus.
  • Nine months of experience in a university counseling center.
  • Experience providing educational and/or prevention outreach geared toward Latinx and/or undocumented students.
  • Provide clinical, educational, and/or prevention services to undocumented students of various nationalities, students from mixed status families, and/or to students in the DACA program.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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