The University of Minnesota, Morris is searching for a Mental Health Care Provider on a part time, temporary basis starting immediately. This can be either on site/in-person in the Morris counseling center or provided via tele-health or tele-therapy in the State of Minnesota.
Student Counseling Mission: Student Counseling supports UMM students’ self-awareness, skill building, mental health, and well-being for success in college and in life. Position purpose: Student Counseling, Health and Wellness staff are key collaborators in creating a safe, caring campus that cultivates student learning, wellbeing, persistence, and success. Counselors in Student Counseling provide individual and group counseling, crisis response and consultation to the campus on mental health issues.
Provide student mental health counseling
Provide culturally sensitive mental health care and resources for a diverse student population and operationalize Student Counseling’s developmental, clinical and preventative missions.
The developmental mission - helping students enhance their personal growth. (Developmental interventions help students acclimate to and benefit from the academic environment...by encouraging positive and realistic self-appraisal, intellectual development, appropriate personal and occupational choices, the ability to relate meaningfully and mutually with others, and the capacity to engage effectively in a satisfying life.) The clinical mission - recognizing that some students experience significant mental health challenges (ranging from serious adjustment issues to more severe psychological disorders that require immediate professional attention including diagnosis, treatment, and crisis response.)
The preventative mission – anticipating environmental conditions and development processes that may negatively influence student’s well-being and initiating interventions that promote personal adjustment and growth.
Create a welcoming, inclusive environment. Assist students with culturally relevant resources and support informed by college student development and multicultural identity development.
Provide individual and group counseling to students seeking assistance and skill building for greater emotional and mental health. Assess and implement appropriate evidence based interventions based on mental health needs. Provide referrals and case management support.
Provide crisis intervention and counseling to students. Provide appropriate care, referrals and follow-up (e.g. counseling session, hospitalization, alcohol/substance abuse treatment, etc.). Coordinate and provide post-crisis support and mental health management, assisting students in developing skills in prevention and self-intervention to contribute to their academic success.
Create and maintain patient records and document all aspects of the encounter including, but not limited to mental health history, goals, and progress. Comply with documentation standards and ethics.
Independently make decisions with the support of supervision regarding best practices in college student mental health care.
At times of lower clinical demand allocate time to wellbeing initiatives.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities BA/BS degree and six years of experience, or master’s degree and four year of experience, or terminal degree and one year of experience Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensure is required.
Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities Master’s degree in counseling, counseling psychology, social work or related field with four years of experience, including at least a year of direct college/community mental health counseling experience. Demonstrated skill and ability to develop effective counseling relationships with clients, provide group counseling; and crisis response to students as needed - during and after office hours. Strong communication and organizational skills. Experience in a human services, health or wellness program, with skills and success in project/program leadership, collaboration and fostering healthy choices. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including experience working with American Indian communities, communities of color, LGBTQIA2S communities, people with disabilities, low-income families, first generation college students, and/or International students.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.