Staff Clinician, Embedded Services

University of Pittsburgh

Staff Clinician, Embedded Services
Counseling Center  Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh  (23007972)
 Provides targeted, advanced-level, clinical psychotherapy services addressing a range of mental health concerns for a diverse population of students/clients utilizing specialized techniques to foster student development, remediate mental health problems, and promote positive mental health. Facilitates comprehensive assessments and treatments, referrals for hospitalizations, and case reviews.
 The UCC is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and aligned under the Wellness Team consisting of Campus Recreation, Student Health Services, Care and Resource Support departments. Accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) and American Psychological Association (APA), the UCC exists to ensure healthy and thriving lives for University of Pittsburgh’s diverse student population by providing crisis intervention, outreach, workshops, group, individual, relationship/couples therapy, and teams to assist with disordered eating, gender affirmation, substance use, and trauma. Consistent with the University and Division of Student Affairs’ mission and values, members of the UCC team are committed to cultural humility, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. As a staff with our own diverse identities—both visible and invisible- we seek to provide support that honor students’ unique needs, concerns, and personhoods.

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified clinician to join the University Counseling Center (UCC) as a Staff Clinician, Embedded Services in the School of Pharmacy. The Staff Clinician, Embedded Services will provide direct and indirect services to students in the School of Pharmacy including but not limited to, individual, relationship, and group psychotherapy, clinical consultation, outreach programming, and participate in supervision and training, as selected or assigned. The Staff Clinician, Embedded Services will have the opportunity to serve on committees within and outside of the UCC. 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Licensed Professional Counselor
Job Family Health Professionals
Job Sub-Family Behavioral & Mental Health
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required No experience required
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Required Licensure/Certification LPC or LMFT or CAADC
Additional details about Required Licensure/Certification Candidate must be license eligible in the state of Pennsylvania within 12 months.
Work Schedule Varies but typically Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m 3 days; 12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 2 days
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable
Essential Functions Provides targeted, advanced-level, clinical psychotherapy services for a range of mental health concerns, including prevention and crisis services, individual and group therapy, intake services, and diagnostic functions.

Utilizes specialized techniques to foster student development, remediate mental health problems, promote positive mental health, develop individual treatment plans, and support academic success.

Works with students, veterans, Office of Disability Services, and other specialized populations, faculty, and other University staff as needed. Facilitates coordination of services.

Collaborates with the medical psychiatrist when required; provides back-up for other therapists.

Conducts comprehensive, strength-based, and behavior-focused assessments and treatments. Facilitates behavior changes by utilizing research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies.

Keeps accurate and timely charts/logs abiding by all compliance regulations. Writes reports as directed.

Facilitates referrals for voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations.

Participates in case reviews and on treatment teams.
Physical Effort This is sedentary position which involves light physical activity and sitting at a desk in an office.

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