Student Wellness Counselor

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Med Ed-Student Affairs-420204
Working Title Student Wellness Counselor
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Student Services
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0004021
Position ID 20031210
Posting Open Date 09/19/2019
Application Deadline 10/03/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 11/04/2019
Position Summary

Both medical school and graduate school in the biomedical sciences can be a very stressful time for students enrolled in either the MD programs or PhD programs within the School of Medicine. Stress can manifest itself in a number of ways, and often intervention is needed to help students find healthy ways to counteract stress and anxiety. Developing healthy habits for handling stress is a professional skill that will benefit medical and graduate trainees into their future careers as clinicians and researchers. The Student Wellness Counselor reports to the Director of Wellness and will be expected to convey trends and concerns of students to champion a healthy environment for all students at the UNC School of Medicine. This environment will promote the development of lifelong skills for achieving and maintaining optimal physical and mental health. The Student Wellness Counselor will lead counseling efforts to improve PhD and MD student wellness and burnout prevention. Evening hours offered until 8pm 4 days/week and weekend hours required

Educational Requirements

Minimum requirement of a Master’s degree in a mental health field with coursework related to the area of assignment: LCSW, LPC, LMFT, clinical Psychologist. LCAS dual licensure strongly preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

Must have experience working with adult learners and must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Experience in an academic medical center and 2-3 years of experience as a mental health practitioner preferred. Familiarity with both MD and biomedical PhD training environments preferred. Experience leading therapy groups required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Work Schedule: Evening hours offered until 8pm 4 days/week and weekend hours required
(25 clinical encounters per week: 5 available weekend appointments; 20 available weekday appointments; 2-5 support groups weekly)

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Department Contact Name and Title Shannon Isley - HR Consultant
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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