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Behavioral Health Therapist - WVU Faculty Staff Assistance Program

West Virginia University
paid holidays, sick time
United States, West Virginia, Morgantown
June 06, 2023

West Virginia University Health Science Center is currently accepting applications for a Behavioral Health Therapist with the WVU Faculty Staff Assistance Program

About the Opportunity

This position provides short-term counseling, crisis management and consultation and care management services for WVU Employees and their dependents.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

* 13 paid holidays ()

* 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year

* 18 sick days per year

(for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)

* WVU offers a range of (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)

* 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for ? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.

* Wellness programs

What you'll do:


  • Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, with diverse presenting concerns.
  • Provide clinical services including but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, short-term counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management.
  • Conduct comprehensive intake evaluations, triage, and crisis intervention services.
  • Administer and document risk assessments and risk reduction interventions.
  • Conduct mandatory referral assessments and reports for employees referred by employee relations and other administrative leaders.
  • Provide consultation and outreach to clients and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community.
  • Complete required documentation in an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring in accordance with agency policies and state and federal regulations.
  • Attend case conference, committees, task forces, and other meetings related to the mission of the Program and the university.
  • Provide clinical supervision to trainees and facilitates seminars on a variety of clinical or professional topics.
  • Serve as a liaison to various campus stakeholders and ensures that students, faculty and staff are provided with timely information regarding employee mental health concerns and resources.


  • When Office Assistant is not available, answer and direct phone calls
  • Greet clients, family members, visitors, etc. exhibiting superior customer service skills.
  • Assesses behavioral health urgency.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and privacy at all times.
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • Collect and collate utilization data, demographics and track visits using Excel spreadsheets
  • Coordinate training and CE approval for community providers to whom FSAP refers.
  • Provide information by answering questions and requests
  • Research and creates presentations
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Knowledge of HIPAA compliance.
  • Assists with support and coordination of services, liaison with employee relations, medical management.
  • Develop on-going communication with community providers to ensure referral information is up to date and plan and organize meetings and trainings with community clinicians.


  • Master's degree in social work (MSW), counseling, clinical/counseling psychology, or related field.
  • License-eligible; must obtain a Provisional License and/or License (LICSW/LPC) within the State of West Virginia in counseling, psychology, or related field within two years of being hired for the position.
  • LGSW or provisional LPC considered
  • LICSW, LPC preferred
  • One (1) year experience in GAD, mental health, counseling, case management
  • Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document and evaluate multiculturally sensitive intake/triage/crisis assessment, individual, and group psychotherapy, and consultation/outreach across a range of mental health concerns.
  • Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct training and consultation in a university setting.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic health record system.
  • Ability to effectively utilize data base software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with a team.
  • Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently provide Care management and to actively identify and decrease barriers to care.
  • Experience with data management and related software.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural humility and affirmative care for all employees

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience providing clinical services in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Experience providing services to diverse employees and their dependents (e.g., students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, military veterans)
  • Experience with Excel, Microsoft Access or similar software.
  • Ability to navigate and to collaborate with university and healthcare systems


  • License-eligible; must obtain a Provisional License and/or License (LICSW/LPC) within the State of West Virginia in counseling, psychology, or related field within two years of being hired for the position.
  • LGSW or provisional LPC considered
  • LICSW, LPC preferred
  • Submit:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Three Names of Reference/Contact Information

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit . View current career opportunities at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting : May 26, 2023
Posting Classification : Non-Classified
Exemption Status : Exempt
Benefits Eligible : Yes
Schedule : Full-time