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Staff Clinician, Counseling Center

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine includes the medical, doctoral, and masters-level students educated in the College of Medicine. With 720 medical students and 550 graduate students, the COM provides rigorous education and training to a diverse population of future physicians and researchers. To accomplish our mission, we connect research to all of our activities, whether in the classroom or in the community; we pursue continual innovation in teaching and learning; we advise and mentor students to help them find their path; and we promote a climate that encourages collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and excellence.


Job Overview

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is looking for qualified individuals to apply for the Staff Clinician position and join our energetic, multidisciplinary, culturally-informed collaborative team of mental health professionals. Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Cincinnati (UC-CAPS) is the essential counseling center providing clinical mental health services in a stepped care model to students at the University of Cincinnati.


This clinical staff member of CAPS will serve the clinical needs of students at University of Cincinnati in the College of Medicine (COM), one of the oldest medical schools in the country. The UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and biomedical researchers developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. As medical and graduate students navigate unique challenges in their training, this newly created position will bring a much-needed resource to the COM students.


This position would serve the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and be a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services (UC-CAPS) team. Under general supervision from designated administrators within COM and CAPS, this person would provide direct clinical counseling services to COM students, develop and provide outreach to the COM community, and build a supportive community for the academic success and well-being of students

Essential Functions

  • Provide direct counseling services to university students (UCCOM), including intake evaluation, counseling (including individual and group counseling), and emergency management, within the stepped care model.
  • Provide consultation to university community regarding counseling needs.
  • Develop and provide outreach to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serve as liaison for counseling center to the university community and community agencies.
  • Participate in training program(s) within the counseling center.
  • Develop and coordinates programs within the counseling center.
  • Collect data for program coordination.
  • Keep abreast of developments in professional field, related to student mental health, cultural competency and equitable access to services.
  • Represent the department on committees.
  • May provide direct or in direct supervision to staff or trainees.

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling, or Doctorate Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (PhD or PsyD).

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Must be independently licensed or licensed eligible as a psychologist, social worker, or clinical counselor in the State of Ohio, with the ability to supervise in their discipline.
  • License must be achieved within six (6) months of date of employment.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of clinical experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience working in a college or university counseling center.
  • Experience in a STEM education setting, preferably within an environment of post-undergraduate higher education, or other high achieving and demanding academic environment.
  • Experience identifying issues associated with adult learning disorders.
  • Experience with manualized treatments such as CBT, DBT, ACT.
  • Experience working as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Familiarity working with under-represented students and students from marginalized groups.
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed interventions.
  • Experience working with students of color, first-generation college students, and in an urban campus environment.
  • Experience in facilitating group therapy.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $50,132 - $70,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 83869 


Staff Clinician, Counseling Center

Date:  Jun 17, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Counseling, Clinic, Healthcare, Research