• Staff Psychologist Blacksburg
  • Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, United States
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

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Job Description

When was the last time you changed the world...

In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what
we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students
as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today
and tomorrow.

We’re currently searching for a Staff Counselor – Asian Pacific
Islander Desi American (APIDA+) Focus to join The Thomas E. Cook
Counseling Center (CCC) team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our
mission. As we continue to grow and develop a diverse and vibrant
group of professionals to serve our student body of 36,000 and 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, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse
practitioners, psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and
practicum students to deliver services that maintain the highest
standards of professional and ethical care. In 2022, Virginia Tech
launched the Virginia Tech Advantage for Virginia students which
seeks to provide a Virginia Tech experience financially within
reach for everyone regardless of income. Part of this initiative
will include recommendations and strategies to make Virginia Tech
more affordable and accessible for underserved students, addressing
financial feasibility and student success. Cook Counseling Center
supports the academic mission of the university and has focused
upon growing the multicultural competence and ethnic and racial
diversity of the counseling staff. The goal for this position is to
further our work with APIDA+ communities and marginalized students
as we better understand the lived experiences of these students on
this campus. We are particularly interested in hiring an individual
with knowledge and experience working with APIDA+ students. The
ideal candidate will provide brief, culturally competent counseling
for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse clinical
concerns. The individual will also work with partners across the
university to develop and provide culturally informed outreach and
prevention services as well as partner with others on staff to
provide training for other staff members. This position will
conduct crisis interventions as needed during the day and when on
after hours call.

The Cook Counseling Center was rated #1 by the Princeton Review of
Best Colleges for 2021. Virginia Tech is a Land Grant University
which is reimagining how education and technology intersect for the
purpose of transforming the ways we teach and learn, perform
research, and engage with communities around the world. The main
campus, located in Blacksburg, VA, offers academic degrees in nine
colleges and the graduate school. There are 110 undergraduate
majors and 170 master’s and doctoral programs serving 38,000
students. Student Affairs (of which Cook Counseling is an integral
part) intentionally create environments where relationships
flourish, diverse ideas converge, and people discover a purpose
greater than themselves.


1) You’ll be joining the Cook Counseling Center team; a department
committed to a spirit of excellence in providing timely and
relevant university mental health services.

2) You’ll be reporting to the Director, in a Regular twelve-month,
100% administrative professional appointment. 

3) You’ll be responsible for providing brief, multiculturally
competent counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with
diverse clinical concerns. The individual will also work with
partners across the university to develop and provide culturally
informed outreach and prevention services as well as partner with
others on staff to provide training for other staff members.

4) You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a
developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the
Department and the Division.

5) You’ll be offered a base compensation package between
$65,000-$75,000, along with a comprehensive benefits
package which includes health insurance, paid leave,
retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much


1) THE UNIVERSITY: Virginia Tech
as an employer is committed to developing well-rounded employees
who are active members of the university community as well as the
community at-large. From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition
assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a variety of benefits
and perks to help team members build a fuller and more balanced

2) THE DIVISION: For our
students and ourselves, the Division of Student Affairs believes
that changing the world requires courageous leadership and
commitment to curiosity, integrity, civility, and service to
others. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations
for Student Learning.

3) THE TEAM: Thomas E.
Cook Counseling Center (CCC) supports the mission of Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University and the Division of
Student Affairs. We promote student learning, development,
retention, and holistic wellbeing by providing resources for
improving mental health and identifying psychological barriers to
academic success. Grounded in our commitment to social justice and
equity, CCC supports these efforts through psycho-educational
programming, individual, group, crisis, and psychiatric services.
CCC’s commitment to service also includes multidisciplinary
training, consultation, advocacy, and research.

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or family
therapy with two years of experience OR PhD or PsyD in Clinical or
Counseling Psychology with APA approved internship

• Experience in providing focused therapeutic interventions

• Training and experience in delivering culturally competent

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience and interest in working with APIDA+ (Asian Pacific
Islander Desi American) students

• Bilingual

• Experience or interest in working students from under-represented

• Strong commitment to social justice and issues of diversity

• Licensed or eligible for licensure within 2 years

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$65,000 - $75,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
colleges , a school of
medicine , a veterinary
medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and
centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants 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 military status, or otherwise
discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,
discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of
other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an
accommodation, please contact Lisa Racek at
[email protected] during regular business hours at least 10
business days prior to the event.

Advertised: December 4, 2023

Applications close
Blacksburg VA USA


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