Current Job Openings
The University of Virginia Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is seeking a Trauma Counselor. This full-time position provides services for individuals and couples from the UVA community who present with issues of interpersonal violence, sexual assault, grief, and other related psychological issues. The incumbent collaborates with other professionals on campus who work in the areas of interpersonal violence and participates in outreach and education to UVA students about risk reduction of interpersonal violence.
A Master's Degree in Counseling or a related field is required. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Virginia as a professional counselor (LPC) or social worker (LCSW) is also required. Residents in counseling who are already registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling are also eligible for consideration. Practice treating a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues stemming from trauma and/or interpersonal violence is required. Two or more years as a professional counselor (LPC) or social worker (LCSW) strongly preferred. The ability to deliver culturally competent counseling to diverse individuals is essential. Candidates must have knowledge of counseling theories and approaches, including group, adolescent and adult psychological development, ethical and professional responsibilities of a counselor, assessment and diagnosis of psychological issues and knowledge of evidence-based practices with college populations. Knowledge of trauma-informed counseling approaches is also required. Experience with eating disorders and training in EMDR, sensorimotor or other evidence-based trauma therapy, and motivational interviewing are preferred.
Resident in Counseling
The University of Virginia Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is seeking a resident in counseling. As a member of the Counseling and Wellness Program team, the incumbent provides individual counseling services and case management for members of the UVA and Charlottesville community and support for the Center's Body Positive program. This position allows an individual who has recently completed a master's degree in counseling from a CACREP-accredited program to work under supervision to gain hours toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. Successful candidates will have interest in working in a university setting helping clients with issues such as relationship concerns, interpersonal trauma, eating and body image concerns, and other mental health issues.
A Master's degree in Counseling from a CACREP-accredited university is required. Experience in college student counseling, trauma informed treatment, crisis counseling, or group counseling is required.
Applicants are required to possess the following:
1. Knowledge of trauma-informed treatment.
2. Counseling skills including engagement, crisis stabilization, and treatment planning; and
3. Skills in assessing patients and determining appropriate treatment.
4. Ability to deliver culturally competent counseling to diverse individuals.
5. Familiarity with disordered eating and body image concerns.
The following part-time positions are offered annually for graduate and undergraduate students at the University. All of these positions have been filled for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Graduate Student Staff
We consider serving as a paid internship site for graduate students to be part of our mission as a center for engaged scholarship.
- Graduate Fellowships: Each year, two graduate assistants support the staff at the Women's Center in providing our engaged scholarship experiences for undergraduate students. We award the Odela D. Casscells Fellowship and the Elizabeth Taylor Greer Fellowship annually to outstanding graduate students at UVA. Candidates interested in applying for these fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year should plan to apply in the spring of 2018.
- Counseling Intern: In each year that space and staffing arrangements permit, we host one counseling intern who is completing a graduate program in counseling at a select institution.
- Research Positions: Additional support for research on the effectiveness of our programs may be provided by graduate students in particular years as determined by program needs and availability of funding.
Each academic year we employ undergraduate students in these positions:
- Front desk assistants: These students are hired for one or more weekly shifts in the reception area at the Women's Center.
- Iris Assistant Editor: This position is offered to an outstanding intern from our Iris writing team who returns to the team for a subsequent year to edit and manage the publication along with the member of our staff who serves as the editor of Iris.
- Iris Multimedia Contributor: This student contributes visual content for the Iris site to enhance the articles written by the Iris interns.