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Staff Counselor/Senior Staff Counselor, Student Wellness - Student Counseling and Psychology

University of Nevada, Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on December 30, 2022
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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Staff Counselor/Senior Staff Counselor, Student Wellness - Student Counseling and Psychology [R0134618]

ROLE of the POSITION

Student Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is seeking qualified applicants for two Staff Counselor/Senior Staff Counselor positions. CAPS is an IACS-accredited center within the Student Wellness unit that includes the departments of health center, behavioral health, CARE center, wellness education and health promotion, disability resource center, military and veteran services, and the office of student conduct. This is a unique opportunity to work within a dynamic and integrated service delivery model that offers comprehensive wellness services to a diverse student population. CAPS also has an APA-Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

General responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, time-effective individual, couples, and group therapy; crisis assessment and intervention; consultation, and outreach programming to the university community; supervision of doctoral interns and graduate trainees; and participation on divisional and university committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Staff Counselor: This position requires a master’s degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Couple and Family Therapy or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university and one year of related professional experience. Demonstrated experience and training in generalist counseling is required. Licensure for independent practice is required and Nevada licensure for independent practice is required prior to the start of employment. 

Senior Staff Counselor: This position requires all minimum qualifications of the Staff Counselor plus four additional years of licensed, independent related clinical work experience. 

Successful candidates will have strong clinical assessment and crisis intervention skills, competency in working with a diverse student population, demonstrated skills in supervision and training, and experience in brief therapy and group counseling. A desire to work in a collaborative setting and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. All candidates must pass a background screening. Some evening/weekend activities required. 

Professional experience working in a university counseling center is preferred. Preferences for the first position include experience with the assessment and treatment of substance use/abuse, alcohol and other drug program implementation and outreach. Licensure or certification in substance abuse prevention/treatment preferred. Preferences for the second position include experience with one or more of the following: passion for group therapy, the provision of clinical services in Spanish, eating disorder treatment, treatment of anxiety disorders/OCD, treatment of ADHD, and/or treatment of autism spectrum concerns.

These positions are considered healthcare workers and must follow the federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement by providing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver on file with Human Resources before their start date. Questions regarding the federal requirement may be sent to hrvax@unlv.edu.

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

PERKS

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although these positions will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 16, 2023.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Patty Violi, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0134618” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both. 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

JOB CATEOGRY

Administrative Faculty

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Posting Close Date

12/31/2023

Note to Applicant

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. 

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

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