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Clinical Therapist (full-time)

Clinical Therapist (full-time)

CCAD's Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) is seeking an energetic and creative mental health professional to fill the role of Clinical Therapist. This position reports to the Director of the CWC, and serves as a member of a collaborative and cohesive team providing a range of high-quality mental health and wellness services for our students. CWC services address the emotional, interpersonal, and academic issues that directly or indirectly impair students' progress and well-being at CCAD. The CWC team is dedicated to our mission of inspiring connection, movement, innovation, and partnership through the lens of whole-human education, and in the context to our creative community. We support students as they learn and practice how to think, do, and thrive. For more information, visit the CWC webpage.

The CWC is currently a recipient of federal and state grant funding through the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). We place particular emphasis on the provision of resources, programming, and services for students who have survived violence, abuse, or harassment in their lives.

Description of responsibilities and duties:

  • Provide individual therapy for students consistent with CWC's scope and mission
  • Provide triage, intake, and DSM-V biopsychosocial diagnostic assessment
  • Staff daily urgent walk-in hour
  • Provide group psychoeducation and group therapy for students
  • Serve in an on-call rotation providing afterhours crisis intervention and consultation
  • Engage in case management for coordination with on- and off-campus resources and referrals
  • Consult with faculty, staff, and family regarding student mental health or behavioral concerns
  • Collaborate within the center and interdepartmentally to design and implement prevention and wellness promotion initiatives
  • Design and implement trainings for faculty, staff, or student groups regarding mental health or wellness issues
  • Participate in Student Affairs or institutional committees and task forces, as called
  • Attend CWC, Student Affairs, or college-wide meetings or professional development events
  • Provide training and supervision of master's level interns, if present
  • Assist Director in administrative functions of the CWC or other tasks, as assigned

Qualified applicants:

  • Are licensed or license-eligible in the state of Ohio to practice independently as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, or psychologist. Please consult Ohio counselor/social worker/MFT or psychologyboards for licensing information.
  • Are down-to-earth and highly relatable with college students in therapeutic and programmatic contexts
  • Are self-motivated and able to work within flexible and fast-paced environments
  • Demonstrate strong crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Have experience and competence in the treatment of trauma-related concerns and individuals who have experienced violence
  • Demonstrate appreciation and knowledge of the process of intersectional identity development
  • Are able to operate within an electronic record management system (Titanium), and demonstrate technology literacy

Strongly preferred qualities:

  • Experience working in a college mental health setting
  • Experience and competence in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, especially clients identifying as transgender, gender-queer/fluid, non-binary
  • Experience and competence in working with people of color
  • Ability to deliver engaging and innovative outreach, wellness, or training programming
  • Possess or have ability/desire to obtain a supervisory credential within respective field
  • Candidates of color and candidates of LGBTQ+ identities are encouraged to apply


Salary is commensurate with education and experience level. This is a 12 month position. CCAD offers a comprehensive benefits package.

About CCAD:

CCAD: THINK. DO. THRIVE. Columbus College of Art & Design is home to a thriving residential campus of 1,100 students located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, a smart, open, and growing city with a metro-area population of two million. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the U.S. Offering an MFA in Visual Arts, an MDes in Integrative Design, and 12 BFA degrees in studio art and design disciplines, the college, as a matter of values and practice, produces graduates equipped to shape culture and commerce at the highest level. For more information, visit

About Columbus:

There's an energy in Columbus that's going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here, and you're invited to join in. The city is booming, and not just in population. The Columbus Museum of Art added a spectacular new wing, and the Scioto Mile puts 33 acres of new riverfront parkland in the heart of downtown. The innovative food scene melds artisan food producers with imaginative chefs to create meals that are far greater than the sum of their parts. Nationally acclaimed distilleries work together with brewers, coffee roasters, and high-end cocktail bars, black box stages, music halls, and dive bars to deliver unforgettable nightlife. Neighborhoods on all sides of downtown are bursting with new places to eat and shop, and artists are shaping new areas of the city into dynamic spaces to explore. It's time to get to know the Columbus that grew up when you weren't looking. For more information, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an educational and cultural institution, CCAD has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD makes recruitment and retention decisions based on credentials, experience, talents, and results. CCAD is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer and strongly encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.