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University of Arkansas

Location: FayettevilleAR 72701 Document ID: AC006-0KRL Posted on: 2018-01-3101/31/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Mental Health Clinician (Three Open Positions)

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Mental Health Clinician (Three Open Positions)

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Health Center

About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department
Counseling & Psychological Services ( CAPS ) is the primary counseling center for the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas. The multicultural, multidisciplinary staff includes an office manager and three administrative professionals, ten full-time clinicians, two case managers, the assistant director of training, the associate director of clinical services, the director, two psychiatrists, a nurse, and typically four half-time graduate trainees. CAPS is in the early stages of a Doctoral Internship program in Health Psychology. CAPS is a department of the Pat Walker Health Center.

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Summary of Job Duties
The Mental Health Clinician clinical duties to include individual, couple, and group counseling, emergency mental health services, consultation with University community, and clinical supervision of graduate students. Clinical disposition activities, staff meetings, and clinical documentation. Coordination of specific area (i.e., group, outreach, training, etc.)
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in social work, counseling education, or a related field
  • Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited institution of higher education
  • State of Arkansas license for independent practice in one's discipline or the eligibility for licensure within two years

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)?

If yes, please specify
Professional license in appropriate discipline

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well in crisis situations

Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Standing
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Talking
The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions
None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions.

Work Location/Building
Fayetteville Campus - Pat Walker Health Center

Benefits Eligible

Appointment Percent

$53,000 minimum

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check?

Does this position require a background check?

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test?

Pre-employment Screening Requirements
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR ) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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