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Latinx Specialist #605971

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks to fill a Latinx Specialist/Mental Health Clinician position in Counseling Services (CS) within Campus Health Services (CHS). The successful candidate will be an experienced psychologist, counselor, or social worker with established clinical, outreach and training experience serving diverse populations, with a professional focus on the needs of Latinx individuals. This individual will provide psychological programs and services to NAU students, with a focus on meeting the needs of Latinx students, including: indigenous Latinx students, Afro-Latinx students, students enrolled in the DACA program, undocumented students of various nationalities, students from mixed status families, immigrants, refugees, and first generation students. This individual will have the opportunity to strengthen outreach connections with diversity partners on campus, including the Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services, the Office of Indigenous Student Success, and others. This individual will also provide training in diversity and inclusion to Counseling Services staff, doctoral interns, doctoral practicum students, and master's level trainees.

Job duties

Direct Service - 50%

  • Individual, group and couples counseling and initial intake assessments
  • Crisis/triage appointments
  • On-call (after hours and weekend) coverage
  • Participate in case conference, psychiatric case conference and staff meetings in Counseling Services
  • Provide targeted consultation and outreach services with particular focus on Hispanic/Latinx individuals and communities
  • Provide training and supervision for Counseling Services' staff and trainees
  • Embedded counseling hours in NAU partner space/department (i.e., IMQ, First Gen programs)
  • Assist in coordination of culturally-competent and sensitive response to relevant socio-cultural/political events that impact NAU community

Indirect Service - 45%

  • Coordinate diversity and inclusion outreach programs, services, training and professional development for Counseling Services staff and trainees
  • Participate/Contribute to rotating Diversity Seminar for doctoral level interns
  • Ensure record-keeping and clinical services meet legal, ethical, and accreditation standards and follow Counseling Services policies
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services, outreach and training in diversity and inclusion
  • Provide case management and documentation in support of service provision
  • Provide consultation re: best practices with Hispanic/Latinx students for counseling staff and trainees

Other - 5%

  • Serve on departmental and university committees as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Environment

Counseling Services is one unit within an integrated Campus Health Services department, along with Medical Services and Health Promotion. Counseling Services is staffed with professionals from a number of different disciplines and has a strong value for multidisciplinary collaboration. Counseling Services offers a growing training program for students in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counseling and Clinical Psychology programs and doctoral level internship training program in psychology. Counseling Services serves the NAU community through our direct services to students, as well as in consultation with other individuals and departments on campus and the provision of educational outreach presentations.

Counseling Services staff conduct their work in private office spaces; all technology and administrative supplies (i.e., paper, pens, furniture) are supplied. Staff offices are co-located with medical services offices as part of the integrated campus health space.

This position includes occasional evening and weekend hours for provision of on-call coverage and outreach/educational programming.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed or license eligible in the State of Arizona as a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker within 12 months of hire date. Appropriate educational credentials in support of license
  • Demonstrated competency providing clinical services, outreach and training for diverse campus populations
  • At least 9 months experience in service provision to Latinx individuals
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion in organizational development.
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including risk assessment and management, and the treatment of serious concerns (e.g., eating disorders, personality disorders)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a college or university counseling center
  • Experience providing training and supervision
  • Strong outreach and consultation skills
  • Experience providing process group therapy
  • Experience providing clinical services in Spanish
  • Experience providing clinical supervision in Spanish

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 Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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