Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) seeks a 10-month Counselor located at the Portland-Metro campus. Contract dates are September 1 – June 30 each year, with possible additional hours during summer term.
The Counselor provides personal, academic, career and crisis counseling to students, primarily within a one-to-one setting in-person, with an option to utilize telecounseling as appropriate. The counselor engages in clinical assessment, assigns DSM diagnoses, and refers for medication or medical care as needed.
This position is jointly supervised by the Director of the Integrated Student Health Center (ISHC; who is located on the Klamath Falls campus and supervises clinical issues) and the Associate Dean of Students (who is located on the Portland-Metro campus and supervises day-to-day operations).
The Counselor will receive clinical support via weekly consultation with other ISHC clinical staff members (including the Director, psychiatric advanced practice nurse, and other counseling staff) by participating (remotely) in the ISHC counseling team’s weekly clinical consultation meetings as well as meeting with the ISHC Director on a regular basis. The Counselor will also be an active member of the Portland-Metro Student Services team, participating in meetings and campus events as their caseload allows.
Because the Counselor may intervene with suicidal or homicidal students they will regularly make decisions which have the potential to save a human life (or cost a life, putting the college at significant legal risk). The Counselor will need to be clear about their boundaries with clients and for keeping confidentiality; and also will need to know what duties they are not yet competent to perform. Additionally, the Counselor is responsible for working in a safe manner, compliant with safety regulations, maintaining ethical guidelines and professional boundaries.
A combination of on-site and remote work is a possibility.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Initial review of applications will begin on July 8, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled.. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.oit.edu/postings/5160
Then, upload the following elements in a single electronic document to your application. 1. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 2. A resume. 3. A copy of your unofficial transcripts.
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Experience conducting counseling in a university setting.
Training and experience conducting counseling in a virtual setting (i.e. telecounseling).
Ability to assess counseling client needs.
Ability to build and maintain positive therapeutic relationships with clients.
Ability to establish effective treatment plans.
Ability to provide effective personal, academic, career and crisis counseling.
Knowledge of counseling theories and techniques.
Knowledge of ethical codes and related legal statutes.
Ability to learn and utilize our electronic medical records system, Point and Click, to make appointments and maintain clinical documentation
Ability to communicate effectively through writing and speaking.
Ability to work effectively with diverse students (e.g. of varying ethnicities, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc.).
Ability to work effectively in teams.
Knowledge of limits of competence as it relates to ability to provide counseling services.
Knowledge of mental health issues affecting college students.
Ability to seek out consultation when needed to improve clinical services and integrate feedback from consultation into services.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or closely related mental health field.
Minimum of one year experience in counseling or mental health setting required (but can include time spent in internship/practicum).
Experience facilitating individual counseling with clients.
Licensed as professional counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist.
The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is an institution founded on the principles of excellence through hands-on knowledge. We believe in giving students a rigorous, practical education while applying cutting-edge concepts for real-world solutions.As the Pacific Northwest's premier public institute of technology, we take pride in our mission to deliver technology education. We continually partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs and classes are at the top of the board with adapting to new technology and preparing students for workforce demands.This real-world focus gives our students a competitive edge: 88 percent are either employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation. Year after year, our baccalaureate graduates earn excellent starting salaries. New graduates earn an average starting salary of $54,000 per year. We also attribute this to our dedicated professors, who provide personalized attention and are genuinely invested in their students' learning. A total enrollment of about 5,200 allows for an intimate campus environment distinguished by small classes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1.