Staff Clinician-Counseling Center, UC Blue Ash College

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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 UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is located in Blue Ash, Ohio and is the largest regional college in southwest Ohio, with an enrollment of approximately 4500 students.


We seek candidates who demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity, and whose clinical service, supervision, and outreach are infused with cultural awareness and responsiveness. 

About the Department

At UC CAPS, we prioritize accessible and effective services that you can access when you need them. We take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to help you identify tools, resources, and strategies to meet your mental health goals. This might only take one meeting, or it might take a little more support. Either way, we’re here to help you on your Bearcat journey.

Job Overview

This position will serve the UC Blue Ash (UCBA) community, a two-year regional campus of the University of Cincinnati, as an Embedded Counselor, and be a member of our energetic, multidisciplinary, culturally-informed collaborative team of mental health professionals at Counseling and Psychological Services (UC-CAPS)


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 be embedded within UC Blue Ash, and receive supervision from a designated UC-CAPS administrator. In the role of embedded counselor, this position will provide direct clinical counseling services to UCBA students, develop and provide outreach to the UCBA community, and build a supportive community for the academic success and well-being of students.

Essential Functions

  • Provide direct counseling services to UCBA students, including intake evaluation, counseling, and emergency management.
  • Provide consultation to the UCBA community regarding counseling needs.
  • Develop and provide outreach to students, faculty, and staff, including but not limited to presentations, inter/intra-departmental meetings, collaboration with student groups, psychoeducation and workshops.
  • Serve as liaison for the counseling center to the UCBA community and community agencies.
  • Participate in the UC-CAPS training program.
  • Develop and coordinate programs within UCBA and the UC-CAPS 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.
  • Participate in efforts related to recruitment (i.e,, Open House) and Welcome Week events to generate knowledge and understanding of counseling services at UCBA.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

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 or other academic environment
  • Experience working as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Direct service provision to two-year or community college students
  • Familiarity working with under-represented students and students from marginalized groups; including first generation students
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed interventions
  • Familiarity with collaboration with community resources

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Application Process

An online application, resume, and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

  • Cover letters should be address to attention of Tara Scarborough, Executive Director of Mental Health and Wellness
  • Include 3-4 Professional References


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 - $67,000 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.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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


REQ: 92359 


Staff Clinician-Counseling Center, UC Blue Ash College

Date:  May 17, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Blue Ash Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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