Advanced Mental Health Resident #REQ5114

Posted on February 9, 2024
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Advanced Mental Health Resident
Richmond, VA, United States



Through our programs, services, and facilities, the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) champions holistic student development by fostering inclusive communities and providing dynamic, integrative learning experiences that prepare our students to be thoughtfully engaged contributors to the global community.

We believe all people are capable of great things. Complete alignment with all criteria is UNCOMMON, and we welcome interested candidates to apply and share their unique experiences and perspectives with us.

The selected candidate will find opportunities for professional growth and will play a significant role in shaping the future of the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), addressing the diverse needs of Virginia Commonwealth University's students. DSA is dedicated to fostering the growth and potential of its employees and is committed to building work environments that are equitable and representative. Studies indicate that women and individuals from underrepresented groups often apply only to roles where they meet all listed qualifications. However, job descriptions are aspirational; no applicant fulfills every requirement. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. DSA strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities to apply, including but not limited to people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and those from low-income or working-class backgrounds.

VCU University Counseling Services has an APA-accredited doctoral internship in health service psychology and a multidisciplinary training program. The multidisciplinary staff of UCS includes full-time clinicians from the fields of psychology, social work, and counseling. For additional information about Virginia Commonwealth University and UCS, visit our web site at


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) University Counseling Services invites applications for one, one-year, full time, Advanced Mental Health Resident. This position will be housed at the Monroe Park Campus office location and may involve some evening hours. This position entails working with undergraduate, graduate, and health professional students. We are a dynamic center committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and invite applicants who share similar values.

General duties include initial assessments, brief individual therapy, group therapy, crisis work, and consultation with university faculty and staff. Services are currently provided both in-person and through telehealth. Additional duties may include provision of supervision and outreach. Supervision by a licensed senior staff professional will be provided.

Application review will begin March 1, 2024, and the position is open until filled. Salary is $42,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. To apply electronically, please submit your letter of interest, current vita, and three references (one of whom is a current supervisor).


The successful candidate must have earned either: a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, or a master's degree in social work by start date, as well as completion of a supervised clinical internship or work equivalent experience. Psychology applicants must have graduated from APA-accredited programs and have completed APA-accredited internships. ABD candidates will be considered. Additionally, the position requires evidence of strong clinical skills, excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication, the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary counseling center team, and demonstrated commitment to multicultural competence. A demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as an understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in the delivery of UCS services is also required.

Strong preference will be given to professionals who have experience across the general duties listed for these positions, as well as experience in a university counseling center.

Slotting: 22013 Intern/Resident 3; State Role Code 29136

Salary Range: $42,000

Position Details:

Department: Division of Student Affairs - University Counseling Services
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 100%

Exemption Status: Exempt

We combine learning, research, creativity, service and discovery with a commitment to inclusive excellence. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the 30 "most innovative" public universities in the country, VCU is a premier, urban, public research university home to multiple nationally ranked programs.

Here, your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay and mission-driven work. We advance a conscientious drive to support a climate where excellence and success for all people are valued and differences are celebrated.

Together, we can be unstoppable.

Why Work at VCU

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