Clinical Instructor / Resident – Student Mental Health Counselor



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Job description

Department: Student Services, College of Medicine – 34720

Job Category: College of Medicine Faculty

Job Summary

Assists with student success with the goal of promoting behavioral health and aiding in the personal growth of medical students and residents. Responsible to the Director of Academic Support and Counseling Services, the mental health counselor identifies the needs of students and develops appropriate therapy goals and objectives for the implementation of an individual therapy plan. Provides diverse clinical interventions tailored to the unique needs of the individual student, resident, or family member. Presents on mental health-related issues, such as wellness, self-care, stress and time management, and suicide prevention) to student and faculty groups.

The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including paid time off & leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, access to University facilities and services, and much more! Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information.

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain a positive rapport with students/clients
  • Ability to assess, diagnose and provide a variety of effective therapeutic interventions for common mental health issues
  • Ability to conduct outreach on diverse mental-health-related topics
  • Ability to develop reports as to the number of patients seen and various diagnoses and services required while maintaining confidentiality/ HIPAA guidelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse student population, with an understanding of the potential needs of minority and/or disadvantaged populations.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Business-related computer skills.
  • Ability to function under general supervision, determine best methods to accomplish assignments, and supervise administrative employees.
  • Must have flexible hours in order to accommodate the schedules of medical students and residents.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed by the state to independently practice mental health counseling at the master’s degree level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the medical education structure and unique mental health obstacles faced by students and residents.

Posting Number: F00689P

Special Instructions to Applicants

Faculty positions are only required to be posted for a minimum of fourteen (14) calendar days. The closing date for this posting is subject to change without notice to applicants.

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