Arcadia University

The position of staff therapist is responsible for providing comprehensive direct and indirect clinical services to Arcadia University's undergraduate and graduate student population. Services include: individual, group, AOD assessments, crisis counseling, consultation, referral assistance, and outreach programming. The staff therapist position requires a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of clients with diverse clinical needs, with a particular focus on serving the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals and other diverse and historically marginalized populations. This candidate will also demonstrate sensitivity and knowledge about diversity, equity, and inclusion and embrace opportunities for continued growth in cultural competence.

This position is temporary full-time, 37.5 hours/week through May 31, 2022.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)- and values-based educational experience that keeps students at the center of all its efforts. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for seven consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and upload a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides short-term individual and group counseling and clinical evaluation with a specialization in working with young adults and college students, including those from underrepresented identities.(i.e. BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+)
  • Provides and develops outreach programming, education and trainings on various mental health/wellness topics to the university community and facilitates student leader trainings.
  • Participates in daytime on-call rotation and assists students who are in crisis and present to the center as high-risk.
  • Provides consultation to faculty, staff, family, and other members of the university community, and consults with off-campus providers, as appropriate to effectively refer students off-campus when they need a higher level of care.
  • Manages clinical documentation on confidential software program and completes timely record keeping.
  • Participates in clinical group supervision with trainees, Counseling Services staff meetings and individual clinical supervision.
  • Participates in supervised clinical supervision of graduate trainee(s).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned terminal degree (Master's in Counseling and/or Social Work) and licensed eligible within 2 years of hire.
  • Experience working with a college age population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree and licensed eligible within 1-2 years of hire.

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical condition or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.

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