The Clinical Counselor is a 12-month full-time position that provides mental health and wellness services for the student population at East Tennessee State University. Clinical Counselors are responsible for the provision of services within a stepped care model, including:
Brief Individual Therapy
Single Session Therapy
Supervision of graduate student trainees
Participation in the Center's On-call Rotation
This position also requires outreach responsibilities which include:
The provision of educational/preventative outreach programming
Management and oversight of a budget dedicated to the outreach area assigned
Supervision of a Graduate Assistant
Outreach areas may include:
General Counseling Center Outreach
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Diversity and Inclusion
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for assessing and treating common psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance misuse, grief, sexual trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and personality disorders as part of individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, as well as providing crisis intervention, risk assessment, consultation, and after-hours emergency support.
Utilize effective communication techniques with students, faculty, staff, parents, family members, and concerned others.
Serve as a consultant for staff, faculty, students, family members of students, and others in need of psychological consultation pertaining to the ETSU community
Provide all services in a manner which is professional, culturally sensitive, and attentive to and respectful of differences.
Appropriately refer clients to on-campus and/or off-campus community providers.
Ensure all clinical documentation is complete and maintained in a manner that is timely, confidential, and consistent with state and national ethical standards.
Participate in the Counseling Center's on-call rotation. Supervision and Training of Interns
Provide supervision and training to clinical interns, ensuring client service includes: thorough safety/suicidality assessments, comprehensive mental health assessments and implementation of evidence-based practices. Supervisors must also provide guidance regarding intern use of self and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Supervisors ensure that interns are working within a framework of cultural humility
Review videotaped sessions for supervisees and provide regular performance evaluations.
Review all clinical documentation drafted by supervisees and provide guidance regarding appropriate revisions.
Attend bi-weekly training committee
Prepare professional, yet accessible, educational/prevention presentations targeted to your outreach area
Provide psychoeducational, specialty topic, and speaking-related outreach services to members of the student body, campus partners, and community partners
Participate in after hours and weekend outreach programming
Manage a budget dedicated to your assigned outreach area
Train and provide weekly supervision to the graduate assistant assigned to your outreach area
Prepare professional annual report summaries and data targeted to division strategic planning initiatives
Prepare annual data and summaries for Student Affairs Activities Committee program funding requests
Prepare Biennial Reviews, as needed, for federally mandated programs
Participate on relevant committees and/or teams that have the mission of promoting health and wellness in regards to mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, sexual/relationship health and/or diversity and inclusion.
Be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving collaborative relationships with the campus community.
Attend weekly staff meetings and case conference
Participate in continuing education as needed to maintain current licensure
Additional duties as assigned by the Director and/or the Director's designee
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Administrative
Must hold a master's or doctoral degree in an applied mental health field (e.g., Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or Related Field) from an accredited institution.
One or more years of post-graduate clinical experience in a multidisciplinary clinic setting
Licensed or License-Eligible within one year of hire date in the State of Tennessee (LPC, LMFT, LMSW, etc.)
Enthusiastic and innovative approach to college student mental health.
Clinical interest/experience in working with clients with high risk mental health issues.
Ability to work on an on-call basis as part of a 24/7 crisis response system that may require the person to respond to campus or a hospital/mental health facility after hours.
Internal Number: 18405
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.