1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 172741
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/02/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 25,2019.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

The Counseling Center embraces diversity as a core value and has a commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. We encourage one another to engage in difficult conversations about privilege, equity, and unconscious bias. We honor global, multicultural perspectives and uphold social justice values. We seek staff who have demonstrated commitment to supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities in order to promote student retention and success.  We welcome creativity and a pro-active approach in designing interventions that will facilitate the wellbeing of our diverse student body, especially those belonging to groups traditionally underserved by the mental health care system.  Clinicians who identify with communities who have been historically marginalized within systems of higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

The UW Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Counseling Center Therapist.  This position provides counseling, crisis and outreach services to a diverse population of enrolled UW Seattle students, to enhance their personal and academic success and ameliorate barriers to that success.  This position also provides professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success.  This position will also supervise the clinical work of doctoral psychology interns.

This position involves daily intense contact with diverse UW students in psychological or academic distress.  Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required.  Ability to effectively work with underserved students is necessary.  This position serves as counselor-on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills. This position may provide clinical supervision for doctoral psychology interns in clinical or counseling psychology, requiring expertise in supervision models and a good understanding of risk management issues.

This person will provide consultation to a variety of departments and constituents on campus, including Health & Wellness, Career Center, Residential Life, Disability Resources for Students, Hall Health, Academic Advisors, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and UWPD.  The person will be part of an interdisciplinary team designed to enhance the mental health of UW students and create a healthier campus climate and to respond to mental health crises.

Responsibilities and Duties:


Provide clinical counseling for individual and group therapy to currently-enrolled UW students, including initial intake assessments and referral

Outreach and Prevention Services

Provide educational outreach presentations to student groups, faculty and staff as requested.

Teaching and Supervision

Provide individual clinical supervision of doctoral psychology interns and teach training seminars on topics of expertise and interest, including on working with international students

Crisis Intervention

Assess and intervene when students present in crisis, with problems of a complex or threatening nature.


Provide professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success.

Professional Development

Serve on departmental and campus committees and engage in continuing education opportunities to keep current in the field, including maintaining clinical license to practice in Washington

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
Completion of an APPIC-registered internship, preferably APA-accredited.
Licensed as a Psychologist in WA within one year of start date
Completion of a graduate program accredited by APA
Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling, crisis management, and psychoeducation
Experience and interest in conducting outreach and preventive programming for students
Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
Two years of experience (can include internship) providing mental health counseling, preferably in a university or college counseling center
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Interest in engaging in the typical tasks of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation with campus and supervision of trainees.
Able to work independently and on a team
Able to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

Two years post-licensure in the state of Washington or another jurisdiction
Experience providing counseling to one or more of the following populations: Native American students, Middle Eastern students, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer and queer-identified students
Experience in clinical supervision of trainees
Bilingual or multilingual
Experience and interest in providing group counseling

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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