Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Counselor
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position
and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover
letter should address your specific interest in the position and
outline skills and experience that directly relate to this
Job Summary The CAPS Counselor position will provide
individual and group counseling, consultation with faculty and
staff, outreach and liaison services, crisis intervention and
educational activities. Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS) clinicians are strong generalists in the areas of
solution-focused short term clinical work, group treatment, and
outreach/education/community engagement work, all within a college
student mental health setting. This position may provide
supervision to graduate trainees and/or other clinicians without a
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to
work collaboratively across cultures and with clinical and
non-clinical colleagues, campus departments, and student groups.
The successful candidate also will possess excellent interpersonal
skills along with strong analytical and conflict resolution
abilities. Continuing education and professional development
activities are expected. We are committed to building a
multiculturally competent staff capable of serving the needs of a
diverse student body.
- 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 a wide range of presenting concerns.
- Provide crisis intervention to campus groups and the campus
- Complete suicide and homicide assessments for students in
- Maintain confidential client files and appropriate
record-keeping, according to professional, ethical, and legal
- Design, implement and present psycho-educational programming on
a broad range of issues.
- Serve as a resource/consultant to administration, faculty, and
staff, aimed at bringing a clinical perspective to University
- Provide interdepartmental and interdisciplinary
- Attend staff and professional development meetings.
- Engage in continuing education to improve clinical skills.
- Provide clinical supervision for trainees of appropriate
fields, as assigned.
- Availability, if on call, to respond to student mental health
emergencies after hours, weekends and holidays.
- Minimum of Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work,
Clinical, or Clinical/Counseling Psychology.
- Must currently possess full licensure or ability to obtain full
licensure for independent practice in the State of Michigan
including LP, LMSW or LPC.
- Demonstrated high degree of sensitivity, interest, ability,
knowledge and experience working with students from diverse ethnic,
cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Understanding of developmental issues of both traditional and
nontraditional college students.
- Doctorate degree in Counseling, Social Work, Clinical or
- Knowledge of and experience working with students from
traditionally underserved populations, international students and
students from various social identity groups.
- Demonstrated competency and expertise in working clinically
with college student/young adult populations, including individual
and group work.
- Clinical interests/expertise in one or more of the
following: depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, LGBTQ+ issues,
and multicultural/diversity issues.
- Working proficiency with office support tools and electronic
medical records software, preferably Microsoft Office and Titanium
- Trauma-informed care approach.
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.
The positions are posted until filled. However, for best
consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by Nov. 22,
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative
Location/Region: Flint, MI (48502)