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Requisition ID:  16190

Staff Therapist (Care Manager)

Job Summary

At Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to help Purdue University students maximize the value of their life experiences. As we develop collaborative relationships in a safe and respectful environment, the unique value and dignity of each individual and group are held paramount. Values around social justice, advocacy, and diversity are foundational to our work. We accomplish our mission through a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, and couples psychotherapy; crisis intervention; drug and alcohol programs; and psychopharmacology.  Prevention services through outreach and consultation, and the training of helping professionals complete our mission as the multidimensional counseling center for the campus. 


The Staff Therapist, Care Manager will provide a range of mental health services including individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as on-call crisis intervention. The primary focus of a Care Manager is to provide significant clinical service to address the needs of students in crisis including crisis intervention, case management, and referral support. They will be responsible for identifying and coordinating all available and relevant University and community resources during these times of crisis. This position will conduct initial diagnostic clinical interviews and prescribe further diagnostic procedures or treatment programs. Daily tasks include maintaining complete, accurate and timely records of all clinical work and any other necessary documentation. Additional duties include providing outreach and consultation to the campus community and act as an expert regarding community resources. 



  • Master’s Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field. Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology considered. Degree must be from an accredited academic program.
  • Practical experience in a graduate training program.
  • Must be licensed or license eligible in the appropriate field in the State of Indiana.
  • Strong crisis therapy and/or crisis intervention skills.
  • Experience providing services to a diverse client population.
  • Ability to identify and coordinate resources to facilitate and assure a seamless transition of support for clients in crisis. 
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions and the urgency of clients’ problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions foundational.
  • Skills and interest in outreach and consultation.
  • Confidentiality and adherence to ethical practices.
  • Independent judgement and discretion.
  • Values around social justice and interest in multicultural counseling.
  • Ability to relate well to students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community.



  • Provision of group and individual therapy and clinical supervision. 
  • Ability to develop and teach seminars related to the provision of these skills.


Additional Information:  

  • This position reflects a 9 month, Academic Year position.
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary https://bit.ly/3t7vcRd  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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