Western Washington University — Embedded Therapist, LGBTQ+ Western

As our Embedded Therapist, you will be a member of the Counseling & Wellness Center’s senior staff clinical team. You will be embedded part-time in LGBTQ+ Western and specialize in LGBTQ+ student mental health and wellness. In this position, you serve as a visible, dedicated therapist that specializes in improving access to mental health support for diverse LGBTQ+ students, ensuring that their unique needs are addressed and supported. You uphold the university’s mission of treating all community members with respect and dignity, as well as pursuing justice and equity in your practices. You will also directly assist in increasing persistence to graduation for all students and promoting holistic wellness through strong community partnerships.

In this role you will:

  • Provide culturally informed, time-limited clinical services (individual, couples, and group counseling)
  • Provide triage and crisis intervention
  • Coordinate programming and outreach between the Counseling & Wellness Center, LGBTQ+ Western, and campus partners
  • Provide programming to support the holistic wellness of diverse LGBTQ+ students including services specifically supporting transgender students and LGBTQ+ students who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
  • Provide consultation and outreach to faculty, staff, families, student organizations, and other campus offices
  • Serve on university committees pertaining to LGBTQ+ health and wellness including the Gender Affirming Care Team, Pride Housing, and LGBTQ+ Student Health and Wellness Committee
  • Participate in the doctoral training program by leading intern seminars, supervision, and consultation
  • Participate in administrative activities
  • This is an 11-month cyclic position.

Required Qualifications:
For Masters-level clinicians:

  • Master’s degree in mental health discipline.
  • Licensed in the State of Washington or eligible for licensure in the State of Washington and gain licensure within thirty-six months of beginning position.

For doctoral-level clinicians:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Licensed in the State of Washington or eligible for licensure in the State of Washington and gain licensure within twelve months of beginning position.

All applicants:

  • Ability to provide brief and focused counseling.
  • Demonstrated competency working with racially and ethnically diverse LGBTQ+ populations
  • Training and experience providing gender-affirming care for diverse transgender clients.
  • Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response.
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative, team-based approach to clinical services in a fast- paced work setting.
  • Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a college or university counseling center (practicum/internship may be included).
  • Experience providing therapy to LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Experience facilitating counseling groups.
  • Demonstrated experience training, supervising, and mentoring employees, students, or volunteers– 18-25 age range.
  • Knowledge of the JED Foundation’s Steve Fund.
  • Knowledge of WPATH Standards and best practices in LGBTQ+ health and wellness.
  • Membership in LGBTQ+ professional organizations.
  • Salary The hiring range for this position is $4,935 – $5,757 per month, commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Application Instructions:
Applications should be completed at https://hr.wwu.edu/careers-staff?job=499340. A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes:
Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by February 27, 2022 at 11:55pm. Position will remain open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu

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