Behavioral Health Resident in Counseling

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 12, 2023
May 04, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Behavioral Health Resident in CounselingGeorge Mason University Student Health Services (SHS) invites applications for a Behavioral health Resident in Counseling for the Fairfax campus.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:Student Health Services (SHS) provides health care services at George Mason University. SHS provides primary care services and health promotion to eligible students at Mason, including but not limited to, initial and follow up assessment, history taking, physical exam of patients, utilization of differential diagnosis, appropriate interventions, consultations and referrals as indicated, and basic emergency treatment and stabilization. Staff provide services to faculty, staff, and visitors on an as needed basis.Purpose of the Position:Student Health Services (SHS) is seeking a collaborative, team-oriented clinician who is energized by working with a diverse student population. This position is funded through a two-year grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). The Behavioral Health Resident in Counseling serves as a member of our integrated team of professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, nurses, and on-site behavioral health staff. The Behavioral Health Resident in Counseling will provide brief interventions and brief psychotherapy to students during and after their medical appointments in the clinic or via telehealth. The Behavioral Health Resident in Counseling will provide a spectrum of evidence-based services to assist patients to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic alcohol and drug use and mental health concerns. The Behavioral Health Resident in Counseling will refer students who need more intensive treatment to local resources under the supervision of the Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services. Duties/Key Responsibilities:Provide Therapy for an Integrated Care Setting:Establish rapport, rapidly develop, and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including patients, family members, and other providers;Adapt health interventions to the workflow and pace that typically characterizes the provision of primary care, including rapid assessment, brief treatment, and a high daily volume of patient contacts utilizing motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, and problem-solving therapy;Routinely conduct evidence-based screens, brief interventions, and brief therapy for common mental health problems, problematic health behaviors, and the risky, harmful, or dependent use of substances, including alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications; andPromote best practices at Student Health Services by participating in regular training in areas of mandated reporting, cultural competency, and suicidal behavior identification, prevention and treatment.Oversight of Collaborative Care Management Case Load:Create and periodically update integrated care plans in consultation with healthcare consumers, and the healthcare team, linking multiple services, healthcare providers, and community resources to meet patients' needs;Ensure the flow and exchange of information among the healthcare team, the patient and referrals, and timely documentation of all interactions in the electronic health record;Complete and track responses to referrals, providers, and programs at George Mason University and in the community;Conduct brief follow up services with students to support and monitor program outcomes and effectiveness;Coordinate services with other Mason student support offices, including Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Services, and the Student Support and Advocacy Center;Collect requested data for SCHEV and distribute at regular intervals; andAttend SCHEV orientation and participate in cohort meetings with other counselors and social workers working toward licensure.Qualifications:Earned Master's Degree in Counseling Program which meets education requirements as outlined by Virginia Board of Counseling;Attain a temporary license to practice as a Resident in Counseling within 90 days of hire;Strong commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive environment;Excellent written and verbal communication skills;Experience working in a medical setting preferred;Experience working with electronic health records preferred;Experience working with young adults or college students preferred; andIn order to comply with grant requirements, applications are limited to those who have earned no more than 1000 hours toward full licensure.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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