Staff Therapist

The Staff Therapist provides mental health and wellness services at the University Counseling Center (UCC) on the Tennessee campus of Johnson University. This individual is responsible for providing generalist mental health services including the provision of individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, walk-in services, clinical supervision of graduate and post-graduate interns, consultation, educational/preventative outreach programming, and participation in the UCC on-call rotation. The Staff Therapist must demonstrate high levels of cultural competency, and be well-versed at working with students and community members from a variety of traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented backgrounds. This is a part-time, salaried, contract position with anticipated workload of an average of 20 hours/week for 15 weeks during fall-spring semesters and an average of 10 hours/week during the summer semester.

Workdays are M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., as needed to schedule clients, with occasional nights/ weekends when responding to on-call or crisis situations. Reimbursement is $30/hour, with an annual maximum. The position reports to the Director of Clinical Services. Expected start date for the position is August 9, 2021.


  • Direct Services
    • Maintains appropriate load of UCC clients as assigned by the Director of Clinical Services.
    • Provides direct therapeutic, crisis, assessment, and referral services. Modalities include individual and group therapy, triage, intake, and crisis intervention.
    • Provides individual and/or triadic clinical supervision for graduate student interns, and licensure supervision to post-graduate therapists practicing at the site (limited to 5 hours/week).
    • Ensures accurate, timely completion of appropriate clinical documentation.
    • Provides services that include integrating faith/spirituality into therapy as needed.
    • Adheres to best practice standards outlined in the current year UCC Clinical Operations Manual.
    • Provides outreach/education to the JUTN community on a variety of mental health topics.
    • Provides on-site/campus presence up to 20 hours/week.
  • Professional Development
    • Participates in 5 hours continuing education per year related to the surved population.
    • Possesses or is willing to obtain membership with the American Counseling Association or the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and maintains gap-free professional liability insurance.
    • Attends clinical and professional development meetings at the UCC.
  • Institutional
    • Participates, as able, on relevant committees and/or teams that have the mission of promoting health and wellness in regards to mental health, substance abuse, and/or sexual assault and relationship violence.

Key Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in a mental health discipline (e.g. counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, or counseling psychology).
  • Must be professionally licensed to independently practice within the state of Tennessee.
  • Experience working with a college-age population.
  • Experience integrating faith/spirituality into the counseling process.

Required Documents

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of current professional license
  • List of three professional references (name, contact information, nature of relationship)

The successful applicant will complete a TN state and federal criminal background check and be able to sign the Johnson University Statement of Faith prior to an official offer of employment. Interested applicants should submit materials to . Licensed professionals with supervision experience will be given priority consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.