Employee Assistance Wellness
NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity,
vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by
delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and
This position is a hybrid position which allows the incumbent to
complete their work at both the Flagstaff Mountain campus
at a non-centralized site with or without
The Office of Employee Assistance and Wellness (EAW) provides
counseling, consultation, critical incident response, training,
organizational support, conflict management, health screenings, and
other health and wellness services to NAU faculty and staff and
their adult family members. The successful candidate will join a
dynamic team of six professionals: a psychologist, counselors, a
health educator, and an administrative associate. The mission of
the office is to provide opportunities to promote and enhance
individual and organizational wellbeing for NAU faculty and
The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist
psychologist with demonstrated multicultural competence;
established clinical, outreach, and training experience serving
historically marginalized and underrepresented populations is
preferred. This individual will possess a high level of emotional
intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills, and will be
self-motivated, committed to excellence, and skillful in counseling
and training. The psychologist will also have knowledge of and
interest in consultation (such as assessing workplace needs or
problems and providing coaching/support to individuals and
departments). The successful candidate will work with a wide range
of individuals as a clinical generalist, trainer, and
organizational consultant. Importantly, this individual must be
committed to embracing a wellness focus in all aspects of the
position and be motivated to work in a collaborative environment.
There is a strong preference for a candidate who can strengthen
outreach connections and coordinate employee support with various
partners on campus, including the Office of Inclusion, the LGBTQIA+
Resources and Support office, the Native American Cultural Center,
and others, as well as to provide consultation/training in
diversity and multiculturalism to EAW staff, interns, and/or
EAW is a small office that values mutual support, collaboration,
diversity, innovation, professionalism, inclusion, and work-life
balance. EAW personnel are expected to be supportive of each other
and contribute to the development of an enjoyable and rewarding
Counseling - 55%
- Provide culturally adaptive, short-term individual, couples,
family, and/or group counseling to NAU faculty and staff and their
adult dependents; maintain an assigned caseload.
- Compliance with HIPAA/FERPA regulations; demonstrate
confidentiality, sensitivity, and concern during all client
- Document all assessment, treatment, and other pertinent client
interactions; maintain records and files reflecting treatment
planning and up-to-date client progress.
- Facilitates effective and appropriate referrals to alternative
mental health resources.
- Stays abreast of current issues and brings attention to the
issues that may eventually bring individuals into counseling.
- Values and promotes sensitivity to social justice issues such
as diversity, equity, and/or inclusion.
- Takes responsibility for own educational needs and keeps
current on research pertinent to field; shares information with
- Provides clinical supervision and training of interns,
practicum students, etc., as needed.
- Critical incident/crisis intervention services during the
workday with individuals and groups.
Training - 20%
- Develop and present customized training programs for
departments and work groups, as well as for the EAW wellness
- Evaluate the effectiveness of services, outreach, and training
to campus partners informed by evidence-based research and best
- Preference for individual able to coordinate multicultural
outreach programs, services, training, and professional development
Consultation - 10%
- Consults with university staff, faculty, and administration
about problems/issues on an individual, departmental, and/or
Service - 10%
- Participates in initiatives addressing specific
- Works in multidisciplinary teams/committees; consistently
evaluates and makes recommendations to administration for continued
improvements in mental health services at the university.
- Participation in university and community committees and
Other - 5%
- Participation in EAW office planning, development, and
team-based projects and associated administrative duties.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Work is primarily office and/or conference/classroom based. There
is the infrequent potential of having to interact with agitated
clients. This position requires occasional travel across campus for
presentations, events, and/or meetings. Infrequently, EAW staff may
have to work past 5pm to deal with a crisis or emergency with a
client or the campus community.
- Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology AND
- Currently licensed, or license eligible as LP in Arizona
- Three (3) or more years counseling/clinical experience, OR
- A combination of related education, experience, and
- Five (5) or more years of counseling/clinical experience.
- Three (3) or more years of experience developing, presenting,
and training on a variety of mental/behavioral health and wellness
- Experience developing and evaluating the effectiveness of
inclusive services, outreach, and training.
- Experience assessing, coordinating, and evaluating training
programs including with supervisory level staff.
- Organizational consultation experience with individuals and
- Conflict management, critical incident response
- Experience working in a higher education setting.
- Experience working in an Employee Assistance Program.
- Demonstrated commitment to the development of ongoing
multicultural competency in professional and clinical
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Sensitivity and ability to provide confidential services to NAU
colleagues while at the same time functioning as a member of the
- Knowledge of client rights, client consent, confidentiality,
- Knowledge and ability to apply DSM-5.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain
effective working relationships.
- Ability and desire to work as part of a team.
- Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, organizational,
and analytical capabilities.
- Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems;
must be computer literate.
- Ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated innovation, creativity, and motivation.
- Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally
diverse backgrounds and promote a diverse, inclusive
- Awareness of and commitment to the NAU EEO/Affirmative Action
and Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment goals.
- Preference for in-depth knowledge of APA Multicultural
- Preference for comprehensive understanding of
intersectionality, ecological influences, and the impact of
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive
position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona
University requires satisfactory results for the following: a
criminal background investigation, employment history
investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and
fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL,
you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere
to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in
the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal
E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new
employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year
Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report
. The report is a result
of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery
reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed
calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU
uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report
crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual
Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this
campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire
safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing
and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you
would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the
NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Salary range begins at $72,445. Annual salary commensurate with
candidate's qualifications and related experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an
excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and
vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement
System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and
10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is
available on the Human
Resources benefits website
. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free
campus. Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis,
renewable each 6 months according to terms of the
Conditions of Professional Service
. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible
on the first day of the pay period following their
enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31
days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee
chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona
State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that
accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following
6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who
choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which
is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed
staff, will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period
following election. Additionally, the long-term disability plan
that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay
period following election.
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity
for professional development. New
employee on-boarding training
includes courses to be completed
within the first 30 days.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship
for this position.
September 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on
this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the
"Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you
need assistance completing your application there are instructions
available on the Human Resources website
or in person in the
Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus
- on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact
the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, DR@nau.edu
, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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