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Embedded Counselor in the College of Business

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

Job Description

The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center invites applications for a mental health clinician to serve as an Embedded Counselor in the Pamplin College of Business. Located in the College, the embedded counselor will serve a dual role of providing direct clinical and educational services to students while also providing consultation and training opportunities for the faculty, advisors and staff of the college. The position will report to the Director of the counseling center and will also coordinate with the Pamplin Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College to learn and to participate in the community culture.

The embedded counselor will provide direct clinical services to undergraduate and graduate students of the college including initial consultation and assessment, individual counseling, and appropriate referrals for psychiatric consultations and group therapy. The embedded counselor will be available for drop-in hours, programmatic offerings for students, and informal consultations.

Within the college, the embedded counselor will provide consultation with faculty, advisors, and staff regarding student mental health concerns. Additional activities may include participation in orientation for new students, faculty, and staff; educational programming in suicide prevention; attendance at department and college meetings; and other collaborations to be determined.

The Cook Counseling Center is a vibrant and growing multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals who work and thrive in a fast-paced environment providing focused treatment to all full-time students of Virginia Tech. Embodying the Virginia Tech Principles of Community ( and committed to inclusivity and social justice, the center provides support to over 5,000 student per year through a full range of mental health services including individual and group counselling, psychiatric evaluation and medication, outreach and educational trainings ( The center has a central location with satellite operations and embedded counselors on the Blacksburg campus, in our Roanoke facility, and in the coming year on the Northern Virginia Innovation campus. The center is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services and its internship training program by the American Psychological Association; additionally, the center provides training opportunities to third-year psychiatric residents and practicum students in counseling.

Required Qualifications

Applicants will be licensed or license-eligible in their field of mental health and must hold the appropriate degree for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Psychologists must possess a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program with an APA-approved internship (ABD’s will be considered). In related fields, a Master’s degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work plus two years of experience are required.
• Experience in providing focused therapeutic interventions with a multidisciplinary team.
• Experience and interest in collaboration with academic departments, faculty and staff.
• Training and experience in delivering culturally competent interventions.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in working with undergraduate and graduate students.
• Familiarity with educational demands of a college of business.
• Ability to speak a foreign language, e.g., Spanish, Mandarin.
• Experience in outreach and educational programming, e.g., suicide prevention gate-keeper programs.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$60,000 - $65,000

Review Date


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 Lisa Racek at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 1, 2023
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