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  • Job Number:522418
  • Classification:Mental Health Provider 3
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

UAF Student Health and Counseling Center serves students with physical and mental health needs. We are recruiting a Counselor to work a 40-hour week from mid-August to mid-May and to provide occasional offsite supervision as applicable during the summer months. A degree in a counseling-related field is required along with a minimum of 5 years of relevant clinical experience. Applicant must be licensed or license-eligible in Alaska. This is a regular, benefited position through the UA system. 1st Applicant Review Date: December 21, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.

Duties:

1-60Clinical Services -Provide clinical support to UAF students and staff. -Evaluate personal problems presented by students- type of problem, level of seriousness, suicidality, etc. -Gather information on clinical history -Provided consultation to for students, staff and faculty -Plan and carry out therapeutic counseling interventions on wide range of problems -Provide individual counseling and group counseling as appropriate -Create a written record of information gathered and services -Maintain confidentiality in accord with federal and state law and professional ethical standards -Provide continuity of care to needed indivuals and entities.Essential
2-15Education Related to Mental Health on Campus -Screen students for depression, suicidality, alcohol use, etc. on a periodic basis -Write articles on mental health and mental health wellness topics for social media, newsletters and other publications - Participate in news and television interviews as requestedEssential
3-15Consultation, Training and other General Professional Duties -Assist student/campus groups when they need mental health consultation and training -Communicate with staff and faculty on campus regarding student problems; provide guidance when crises occur -Train staff and faculty in dealing with student problems and student development when needed -Participate in campus wide and division wide activities related to our department and campus counseling services -Represent the SHCC and UAF as needed in community activitiesEssential
4-5Crisis Management: -Meet with students, staff and faculty when crises occur on campus -Talk with students who are in a state of emotional or physical crisis -Carry out suicide prevention activities including hospitalization when necessary -Collaborate with other UAF departments and community agencies (e.g. Hospital, Women's Shelter).Essential
5Program Planning -Participate in general staff meeting to remain abreast of program plans and participate in future planning -Participate in counseling staff meeting regularly to develop and review program plans and activities - Participate in individual supervision and deliberative practice consultation weekly.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Mastery of counseling theory and techniques, consultation skills, crisis intervention theory and techniques, and clinical record keeping; training and experience in development and effective presentation of outreach and prevention programs; thorough knowledge of current ethical principles, practices and standards of care for providing psychological services; human relations skills and knowledge of effective consultation methods; working knowledge of State of Alaska mental health and child/elder abuse Statutes. Computer proficiency in an office setting.
Typical Experience:
Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA approved program or terminal degree in a counseling related graduate program or Master's degree in a counseling related graduate program appropriate to work in a university counseling center. This advanced level of education and clinical experience is necessary for the counselor to make clinical decisions regarding student welfare in an independent manner. Applicant should be licensed in Alaska or be eligible for Alaska licensure within 2 years.
Required Education or Training:

Typically, new employees in this position have a Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Social Work (or equivalent degree) with an internship and two or more years of experience at the time of employment. New degree recipients with an internship are also considered for employment in this position.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 10.5-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on December 21, 2022. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, 12/20/2022.

UAF COVID REQUIREMENTS:

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Brittany Tappa, Signers Business Office HR Coordinator, at bjtappa@alaska.edu or 907-474-6353.

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