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Senior Staff Therapist/Case Manager - Archive
Counseling and Testing Center

Posting: 12549
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-04-10

The University Counseling and Testing Center (UCTC) is seeking an experienced Senior Staff Therapist/Case Manager.  This is a new position responsible for assisting clinical staff in referring students to community therapists and agencies; facilitating referrals between the Counseling Center and University Health Center; tracking referrals and assisting students in their efforts to schedule appointments with community resources to increase the likelihood of successful referrals; responding to parent, faculty/staff, and other professionals; contacts for information about UCTC clinical programs and services; and providing generalist therapeutic interventions for university students.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Level of Appointment:  1.0 FTE (12 months)
Term of Contract:  Fixed term position (renewable contract)
Salary:  $48,000-$58,000 (12 month full-time annual rate) commensurate with credentials and experience

The UCTC is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs.  Successful candidates will be able to articulate an understanding of the role of a counseling center on a university campus and preferably have previous experience collaborating with campus partners. 

Primary Job Duties:

Assist students in identifying and obtaining treatment referrals in the community; track, monitor, and follow up on case management outcomes to ensure continuity of care; work with counseling center staff, university administrators, faculty and staff, students’ families and community mental health providers for disposition planning and management of students with mental health needs; assist in ensuring smooth transition from crisis intervention to case management; coordinate transition to counseling center for students who have been referred by local hospital psychiatric unit or emergency room; maintain and coordinate updating community referral database; assess effectiveness of referral process, maintaining statistics and providing reports related to referral process.  Conduct phone and in-person triage and initial assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling/psychotherapy; services are primarily offered within a brief therapy framework.  Individual and group supervision of clinical, program and consultation activities for APA doctoral psychology intern, practicum students, graduate externs and/or graduate teaching fellows.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in counseling, couples and family therapy, or social work, or doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program.  Applicants with masters degrees must be currently licensed and able to obtain Oregon licensure within six months of hire.  Degree requirements must be complete before start date.  Applicants with doctorates must be licensed in Oregon within two years of hire.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues relevant to college populations.
  • Crisis intervention experience and skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and a commitment to multicultural organizational development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience providing clinical services in a university counseling center.
  • Previous experience with case management in an agency or university counseling center setting.
  • Familiarity with electronic mental health records.

Application Procedure:

To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by February 8, 2013.  Position will remain open until filled.  Applications received after the review date may not be reviewed unless the position is not filled. 

Selected candidate must successfully complete a criminal records background check and licensing board check.

To apply, please send an electronic copy of:

1.       Cover letter which addressed your qualifications and interest in our position
2.       Current vita which includes dates of employment
3.       Names, phone numbers and addresses of three professional references, one of which is a current or most recent supervisor


Ms. Karen Stokes
Executive Assistant
University Counseling & Testing Center
1590 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone:  (541) 346-2702
Fax:  (541) 346-2842

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

University Description:

The University of Oregon is a beautiful 250-acre campus with shady, tree-lined footpaths and beautiful landscaping.  Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,000 students.  The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 athletic conference.

Region Description:

The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment.  Rated as one of the top ten cycling cities in the U.S., Eugene has miles and miles of biking, walking and jogging paths.  Known for its cultural events, Eugene is the home of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.  The outdoor Saturday Market features arts and crafts, food booths and music.  The UO is an hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains.  All of these activities and more make Eugene, Oregon’s second largest city, a unique and wonderful place to pursue a career.