Staff Clinician

Fairfax, VA
Salary range starting in the mid $70K's, Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Staff Clinician

George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks two full time clinicians (1 FTE with benefits), to join our team as Staff Clinicians.

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.

Counseling and Psychological Services supports students through ethical and responsive care and prevention. We foster the well-being of the diverse Mason community through psychological, learning, outreach, and consultation services. We provide high-quality training to emerging mental health professionals. We are committed to excellence in psychological and learning services by promoting student safety, enhancing emotional growth, and supporting academic success.

The successful candidate will understand the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education and the workplace. This will be combined with a comprehensive understanding of intersectionality and the lived experiences of diverse students.


  • Provides full range of clinical services including individual and group counseling, initial consultations, crisis intervention including after-hours consultation, and case management services;
  • Provides consultation services to students/faculty/staff/family/others;
  • Provides prevention, community education and outreach programming;
  • Participates in training activities such as providing individual supervision, co-leading and supervising therapy groups, providing trainee seminars, and contributing in the trainee selection processes;
  • Coordinates referrals between CAPS and university or community service providers;
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other mental health professionals on CAPS' multidisciplinary staff and other university departments and organizations;
  • Maintains current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal law, professional ethics, and CAPS policies; reviews client records to determine progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered;
  • Attends and participates in departmental and division meetings and staff development programs as assigned;
  • Participates on CAPS and university committees as assigned; and
  • Additional duties as assigned; omission of specific duties does not preclude supervisor from assigning specific duties not listed above if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work;
  • Independently licensed as a Psychologist, Professional Counselor, or Social Worker in Virginia, or ability to obtain independent licensure within four months of start date (Please note: Virginia does not require post-doctoral hours for licensure as a Psychologist);
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume clinical setting with clients presenting in acute distress;
  • Experience providing clinical consultation with campus and/or key stakeholders; and,
  • Demonstrated knowledge, ability, and experience effectively working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a university counseling center.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA21JZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter that identifies your interest and qualifications for this position, a resume/CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

This position will remain open until filled.

Please note: The university is closed for winter break from 12/18/21 to 1/2/22. Applications will be reviewed when the university re-opens.

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!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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