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Psychology Specialist, Curry Health Center

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Curry Health Center invites applications for a Counselor to provide primary mental health care for UM students. This position will provide primarily direct, clinical counseling to students, with additional duties as the formal training and supervision of graduate student trainees; participation in the assessment of the quality of services and consumer satisfaction and campus mental health care needs; as well as maintaining relationships with campus care providers, such as: administrators, faculty, staff, student advisor committee members, and community-based mental health care providers. This position will be based within the Counseling Services Office and may at times work as a Behavioral Health Consultant in our Medical Division. The work of the counselor is complex; requiring a broad range of skills in individual and group therapy, case management, clinical supervision, consultation, and awareness of mental health laws in Montana. The counselor’s work is consistent with the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association and the policies of Curry Health Center.

This position does not supervise any UM personnel. However, it is a part of a clinical training team that provides individual and group supervision for student interns from the fields of counseling, social work and psychology. These students are generally from graduate programs at the University of Montana, though on occasion students from other universities are considered. On occasion, this position may provide supervision to Professional Counselor Licensure Candidates on staff.

This position requires developing skills and a working knowledge of the electronic health record and practice management software system titled Medicat; developing a working knowledge to effectively utilize an outcomes measure, titled College Counseling Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS); and developing a working knowledge of Curry Health Center and Counseling Services policies and procedures and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation standards.

Required Skills
  • Demonstrate a professional level of skill in individual, group, and crisis counseling that includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning/delivery, case management and referral. Have training and/or experience in clinical supervision. Candidate will have knowledge of mental health law and ethical standards of the mental health professions, the ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality, have knowledge of clinical diagnoses as reflected in the DSM-V, have knowledge of basic word processing skills, and the ability to maintain records in a thorough and timely fashion using an electronic health record. Maintenance of professional licensure is also required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team while adhering to standards of confidentiality, have skills in case presentation and consultation, have the ability to give and receive feedback, have an awareness of multiple professional roles in mental health care, be familiar with campus and community resources, and have the ability to serve as a staff and student training resource.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present in an engaging manner on a wide range of psychological topics to UM students to help educate them on relevant and important issues that impact their lives.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of and skill in the operation of personal computer and related software (electronic health record, MS Word, PowerPoint, Zoom, Outlook), photocopier, fax, and multi-line phone system.
Minimum Required Experience
  • This position requires a master’s degree in counseling, social work or psychology and must have a Montana current professional license consistent with their training. A candidate that is licensed in another state must obtain Montana licensure one year from date-of-hire.
  • Curry Health Center (CHC) strongly encourages all employees to be current with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on immunizations for Health Care Worker (HCW). This will ensure a safe work environment for our employees as well as our patients. The employees who have not been vaccinated will not be able to work if an outbreak occurs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working at a college counseling center.
  • Experience addressing substance use disorders.
  • Experience with behavioral health integration in primary health care settings.
  • Clinical supervisory experience.
About the Curry Health Center and UM

Curry Health Center is the primary health care provider for the students of The University of Montana. We fulfill our campus role of promoting student success by providing direct health care to students; enhancing personal health and development; supporting the campus community through education and public health activities; and providing a variety of learning opportunities for students.

In particular, it is the Counseling Service’s mission to provide brief, focused psychological counseling by identifying and addressing those problems and needs that can reasonably be considered within the time constraints of a semester or less.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Position Title: Counselor (Psychology Specialist)

Position Number: 009730

Department: Curry Health Center - Counseling Service

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Academic year (10 mos)

This position does not work when school is not in session, i.e. spring break, winter holiday break, etc.

Salary: $33.00/hr - $35.00/hrPosition is exempt from overtime. Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan, prior experience, and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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