Orlando, Florida
May 03, 2023
Jul 02, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

Counseling & Psychological Services is home to an inter-disciplinary team of full-time psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and treatment coordinators, who are fully committed to the success and well-being of our students. Our department is currently seeking Psychologists to join our team in the beautiful urban city of Orlando, Florida.

Counseling and Psychologist Services (CAPS) seeks motivated and qualified candidates to apply to this position reporting to an Associate or Assistant Director on the Administrative Team and who are responsible for providing generalist mental health services, including, initial assessment, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach programming for the UCF community, and consultation to faculty/staff, students, parents, and others. Additional responsibilities include providing supervision and training for doctoral and masters interns and practicum students. Strong candidates will have previous experience providing comprehensive mental health services to diverse client populations, a commitment to multiculturally-informed counseling, and an investment in training future professionals. Responsible to Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, or equivalent higher-level administration. This position/classification is considered a critical/essential position under the university's designation of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as an essential responder/s to an emergency (unplanned event) or threat thereof which disrupt operations within the university.

UCF is seeking to fill multiple roles. Candidates for this job posting will be considered for additional vacancies in this department.


Essential Functions for this Position are:

  • Provides initial clinical consultation and assessment, crisis intervention, and brief psychotherapy to a diverse population of primarily graduate and professional school students.

  • Provides group counseling, both psychoeducational and process oriented.

  • Provides peer consultation, as well as consultation to University faculty and staff regarding concerns about students and the campus environment.

  • Designs and implements psychoeducational programs, outreach activities or post-vention activities for the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, campus organizations, related academic departments, and division units.

  • Develops/participates in working relationships with other departments that share an interest in student wellness and personal development.

  • Participates on center or campus committees and working groups.

  • Completes and maintains timely and accurate records in compliance with state laws and professional ethics codes.

  • Performs additional professional services based on individual skills and interests consistent with the center's need.

  • Engages in professional development activities to maintain licensure/certification and qualify to supervise doctoral/masters level trainees.

  • Provides supervision to graduate students in the Training program.

  • Performs other potential duties as assigned by the Counseling and Psychological Service's Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in Psychology from an accredited college or university, which includes 1 year of supervised internship experience in professional psychology; or licensure as a psychologist by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 490, F.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in university counseling center or community agency work is preferred, including initial assessments and brief therapy, crisis intervention, group therapy, supervision and training, outreach, and community interventions as well as experience working with collaborative partner's on-campus.

  • It is preferred that the candidate be licensed or near licensure.

  • Culturally competent in working with a variety of diverse backgrounds, identities, and issues.

Experience in one or more of the following is also desired:

  • Interest and expertise in psychological assessments.

  • Program evaluation experience.

  • Experience with leading therapy groups (process and support).

  • Experience and expertise in working with eating disorders.

  • Other related specializations such as research informed practices, manualized treatments, or other treatment certifications, such as trauma reprocessing skills (i.e. EMDR or ART).

  • Prefer that candidate has already passed EPPP.

Additional Application Materials Required:

In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter of interest and resume.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

UCF is seeking to fill multiple roles. Candidates for this job posting will be considered for additional vacancies in this department.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, click here to go to the UCF Employee Benefits page.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



Student Success and Well-Being (SSWB) - Counseling Center

Work Schedule

Hours of operation are: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday. This is a full time 40-hour position.

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$64,518.00 to Negotiable

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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