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Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Native American Student Specialist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 31, 2023

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

Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist: Native American Student Specialist

Job no: 530469

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Healthcare/Nursing

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

December 9, 2022; position open until filled (updated)

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 a current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed).

    Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Department Summary

    Counseling Services is a department strategically integrated with Health Services within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management. Our Mission at the Counseling Center is to create a community of care, and we are dedicated to contributing to the development, growth, and success of our students and the UO community. We are committed to promoting wellness and demonstrating support for the mental health of students at this critical time in their lives with the ever-changing demands and pressures that College life can bring. We uphold a high standard of creating a multicultural, diverse, and equitable organization that is inclusive to all.

    The counseling center provides a supportive, team-oriented work environment that supports the whole student through integrated care. We provide administrative and scheduling support to ensure your time and energy are focused on the mental health needs of our students.

    The University of Oregon offers a competitive salary and benefits package, generous amounts of paid time off, tuition remission for dependents (or you!), professional development, and educational opportunities.

    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). Must be in compliance with UHS policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements.

    What will you do as a Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist:

    Native American Student Specialist
    You will provide psychological intervention, prevention, and postvention programs and services to the university community, primarily to University of Oregon students. As a Native American Specialist, you will have the opportunity to coordinate and provide guidance, education, and consultation with students, parents, and families on issues relevant to Native American students. You will help develop and assist in education, training programs, and workshops to assist the UO community. You will collaborate with members of the UO community that are committed to diversity and inclusion in the Mental Health of our student body.

    Who are you? (Minimum Qualifications)

    Minimum Qualifications for all master's degree Therapists:
  • Master's degree in counseling, couples, and family therapy, or social work.
  • Currently licensed and able to obtain Oregon licensure 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.

    Minimum qualifications for all doctoral degree psychologists:
  • Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program. All degree requirements must be completed prior to the start date.
  • Completion of an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral internship prior to start date.
  • 18 months of experience with a range of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology - providing short-term therapy.
  • If not currently licensed, you must be licensed in Oregon within two years of hire and must have an approved residency contract with the Oregon Board of Psychology within three months after the start date. If you are licensed in another state, you must be licensed in Oregon within six months of the start date.

    In addition, this position requires:
  • Nine months of providing therapy/counseling services to Native American clients/patients.

    For success in this position, you will have: (Professional Competencies)

  • Multicultural competence and commitment to multicultural organizational development.
  • Ability to communicate with and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
  • Effective communication skills.

    It's great but not required to have: (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Nine months experience providing mental health services in a college or university setting.
  • Nine months of experience in a university counseling center collaborating with campus
  • Experience providing education and/or prevention outreach geared toward Native American
  • Extensive involvement with, and understanding of, Native American community, with a strong preference for involvement being with a federally- or state-recognized tribe.

    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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