The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center of Virginia Tech is actively recruiting mental health professionals as we continue to grow and develop a diverse and vibrant group of professionals to serve our student body of 32,000. In the spirit of Ut Prosim (that I may serve) and InclusiveVT, the Center is committed to a model of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of its services. The multidisciplinary staff of counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers works to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care. We are looking for active and engaged colleagues who wish to contribute their energies to our team of hard-working and competent professionals. We have multiple positions available on our Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses.
The Cook Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and its internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
The mental health professional responsibilities include the following: providing individual services to students including initial assessment, diagnosis, and determination of treatment needs; conducting individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with students; conducting crisis interventions as needed during after-hours emergency on-call rotation; providing outreach services to the university community; supervising graduate students in training. Occasional travel may be necessary to attend seminars, retreats, continuing education and professional development opportunities. For additional information about the Cook Counseling Center, please see our website at www.ucc.vt.edu.
Applications: Required qualifications include the terminal degree in a mental health field, eligibility for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and supervised experience in a mental health setting. Supervision may be provided with a goal of licensure within two years of hire.
Preferred qualifications include interest and experience in working with under-represented students and international students, one year of experience in working in a college counseling center, and experience in providing group psychotherapy
Interested applicants must complete the online faculty application at www.jobs.vt.edu, Posting #AP0190162 and submit a cover letter, resume or vita, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, applicants are urged to apply by June 18, 2019; review of applications will begin immediately.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity: Virginia Tech has made an ongoing commitment to advancing the university as a model for diversity, equity and inclusion in the spirit of Ut Prosim. Inclusive VT is a new phase in the process of building an inclusive and diverse campus with the goal of distinguishing Virginia Tech as the example of a modern land-grant university (https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/Initiatives/dsp.html). Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equity and Access.
About Virginia Tech: As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $521 million. The university fulfills its role as a land-grant by fostering a collaborative environment that integrates technology into all disciplines, so that the Virginia Tech community can serve as a force for positive change around the commonwealth, the country, and the world. Through experiential learning, future-focused research, and an inclusive, spirited culture, Virginia Tech strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus, educational and research facilities across the state, a study-abroad site in Switzerland, and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus.
About Blacksburg: Blacksburg, some 12,000 acres nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains, is special because of its access to the Appalachian Trail, the Washington-Jefferson National Forest and resources for hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and climbing. Blacksburg and Montgomery County have excellent schools, and the town has been rated as a top ten place to raise a family –Bloomberg Businessweek rated Blacksburg as the best place in the United States to raise children. Blacksburg is a high-tech “wired’ community with the adjacent Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center home to 100 technology-based companies.