LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (Project/Temporary)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 211144
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
The EMSA: Student Affairs has an outstanding opportunity for Licensed Mental Health Counselor to join their team.
Under general direction and supervision of the Counseling Center Director, provide short-term individual, couple, and group mental health counseling to students who seek assistance with resolving personal issues that may impede their academic success, personal wellbeing, as well as developmental issues associated with life transitions and life purpose. Deliver workshops that decrease risk behavior and increase protective behavior. Provide crisis, short-term individual, and group counseling to Cascadia College students as defined in MOU between University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide short-term individual, couple and group counseling to students on who present with a broad range of mental health issues and diagnoses. Address personal matters that may impede their academic and career success and addresses developmental issues associated with their life transitions and life purpose. Provide crisis assessment & intervention; provide consultation and outreach to students. Offer referrals for students who need longer-term therapy or for issues beyond the scope of Counseling Center services offered at UW Bothell. Maintain client data and records in accordance with legal and professional standards.
Provide consultation and guidance to faculty, staff, as well as parents when they have concerns about a student's behavior or emotional well-being.
Actively participate in student affairs, wellness activities and other related programs.
Design, market and conduct non-credit workshops or courses on mental health-related topics that decrease risk factors and increase protective factors for the student body. Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to identify topics for workshops, seminars, and retreats related to skill development, self-discovery, life transitions, life purpose, and wellness.
Market Counseling Center services to the campus community.
Stay abreast of legal and practical issues related to the counseling field. Serve and participate on Student Affairs or University of Washington Bothell committees as requested. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field.
Licensure as an independent clinical social worker, mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist in the state of Washington.
At least one year of relevant counseling experience, preferably in a higher-education setting.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated experience in providing therapy to an outpatient setting for clients who present with a wide range of presenting issues and clinical diagnoses.
Strong crisis assessment and intervention skills.
Demonstrated experience in providing therapy to a diverse clientele while practicing from a foundation of cultural humility.
Experience in designing and delivering effective psycho-educational workshops, outreach, and community intervention.
Oral and written communication skills commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Demonstrated experience in the accurate interpretation and application of professional standards and all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the scope of responsibilities and duties.
Basic computer literacy.
Counseling experience working with diverse populations in a higher education setting; mental health crisis experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary to facilitate evening therapy groups or involvement in community intervention (workshops, training para-professionals, informational fairs, etc.)
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