Senior Staff Clinician

Posted on June 8, 2022
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Senior Staff Clinician


Commonwealth University (VCU), we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It's a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

ABOUT University Counseling Services:

The mission of University Counseling Services is to support student success by providing clinical services, advocacy, recovery support, outreach, and professional training. We provide a compassionate and welcoming atmosphere that creates spaces for healing and growth. We are committed to social justice and cultural sensitivity. We believe that investing in staff both personally and professionally is integral to accomplishing our mission.


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) University Counseling Services (UCS) invites applications for the position of Senior Staff Clinician. This position is located at our satellite office on our Health Science Campus and services our various professional schools such at the School of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the various Allied Health Programs. We are a dynamic center committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and invite applicants who share similar values. General duties include initial assessments, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, crisis work, trainee supervision, consultation with university faculty and staff, and other duties as assigned. Our Health Science Campus office is comprised of 3 full time staff members and several trainees. The position requires working two evening per week. Strong preference will be given to professionals who have an interest and experience in working with student with anxious presentations.


The successful candidate must have a MSW in Social Work or Master's in a related field with 2 years of experience. The candidate must also be licensed eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the requirement of being licensed within one year. The position also requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills, and experience with brief psychotherapy and group therapy. 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 clinical services is also required.
We seek someone who is collaborative in nature, practices good self-care, and possess the abilityto manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive atmosphere and healthyrelationships.


VCU is a public, urban university of over 30,000 students located on two campuses in the capital city of Richmond, VA. University Counseling Services has an APA-accredited doctoral internship training program. The multidisciplinary staff of UCS includes full-time clinicians from the fields of psychology and social work.

Application review will begin June 30, 2022 and the position is open until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

For additional information about Virginia Commonwealth University and UCS, visit our website at
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: 60,000 - 68,000

Position Details:
Department: Division of Student Affairs - University Counseling Services
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 100%
Exemption Status: Exempt