University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s (UWM) University Counseling Services (UCS) seeks to fill a Latinx Specialist/Spanish-speaking position in our counseling center. The successful candidate will be an experienced counselor or social worker with established clinical, outreach and training experience serving diverse populations, with a professional focus on the needs of Latinx individuals. This individual will provide psychological programs and services to UWM students, with a focus on meeting the needs of Latinx students, including: indigenous Latinx students, Afro-Latinx students, students enrolled in the DACA program, undocumented students of various nationalities, students from mixed status families, immigrants, refugees, and first generation students. This individual will have the opportunity to strengthen outreach connections with diversity partners on campus, including the Roberto Hernandez Center and other offices in the Division of Student Affairs at UWM. This individual will provide services in both Spanish and English. This individual will also provide training in diversity and inclusion to Counseling Services staff, doctoral interns, doctoral practicum students, and master’s level trainees.
The position features regular, predictable hours, no weekends, excellent benefits, and no insurance paperwork to be completed.
1. Independently licensed or licensed eligible in the state of Wisconsin as a LPC or LCSW by date of hire
2. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field
3. Demonstrated ability to provide clinical services in Spanish
4. Evidence of experience providing therapy in a mental health setting
1. 3 years or more of independent clinical practice as an LPC or LCSW
2. Experience in a college or university counseling center
3. Demonstrated experience in service/outreach to Latinx individuals
4. Demonstrated competency providing clinical services, outreach and training for diverse campus populations
5. Experience providing training and supervision
6. Demonstrated outreach and consultation skills
7. Experience providing process group therapy
8. Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion in organizational development
9. Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including risk assessment and management, and the treatment of serious concerns (e.g., anxiety/mood disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders)
This is a full or part-time, 9, 10 or 12-month position. The position is salaried which is negotiable and will be based on qualification and experience.
Completed application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications as listed above; A professional resume; and A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills.
Candidates selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.
This is a continuous recruitment with the initial screening of candidates to begin on March 26, 2021. Applications received after March 25, 2020 may not receive consideration.
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