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A cover letter and resume are important submissions for the hiring team to get a sense of your experience. In the cover letter, in two pages or less, please let us know how this role aligns with your career aspirations and skill set. Submit both a cover letter and resume as one file (because of system limitations).

Job Summary

As a Counselor within the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office, you will provide individual and group counseling, consultation with faculty and staff, outreach and liaison services, crisis intervention and educational activities. Your clinical focus will be as a generalist in the areas of short-term clinical work, group treatment, and outreach and community engagement work related to areas such as depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and multicultural/diversity issues. We are committed to building a multiculturally competent staff who can serve the needs of a diverse student body. You will report to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. If on call, your role will respond to student mental health emergencies after hours, weekends and holidays. Engagement in continuing education and professional development activities is expected of clinicians.



  • Provide psychological counseling services and outreach to the campus community, including: screening and diagnostic assessment; individual, couples, and group therapy for diverse students; and work with multiple presenting concerns.
  • Provide crisis intervention to campus groups and the campus at-large.
  • Complete suicide assessments for our students in distress.
  • Maintain confidential client files and appropriate record-keeping, according to professional, ethical, and legal standards.
  • Design and implement psycho-educational programming on a broad range of issues.
  • Be a resource to colleagues by bringing a clinical perspective to University concerns.
  • Work collaboratively with diverse teams across our campus to support student mental health programming and services.
  • Attend our staff and professional development opportunities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Clinical, or Clinical/Counseling Psychology.
  • Full licensure or ability to obtain full licensure for independent practice in the State of Michigan including LP, LMSW or LPC.
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in a related role working with young adult populations
  • Experience working with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in individual and group settings
  • Demonstrated experience with anti-racism and diversity, equity and inclusion practices
  • Understanding of developmental considerations for both traditional and nontraditional students
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge and applied experience with trauma-informed care
  • Intermediate experience with office productivity software, google collaboration tools and electronic medical records software

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Please note however, this posting will remain open until filled.  For best consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2021.  

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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