The Washington and Lee University Counseling Center has openings for up to two full-time (or full-time equivalent) positions. The University Counselor works as a member of the Student Health and Counseling Services team with the staff of the University Counseling Service, the Student Health Center, and the Office of Health Promotion to provide comprehensive primary medical, counseling/ psychological and health promotion services to students at Washington and Lee. Assists students with a wide range of counseling concerns, including academic success, life management, brief psychotherapy, crisis management and emotional and psychiatric illness, both through direct services and outreach activities. The University Counselor participates in a shared call schedule to maintain 24/7 crisis/triage management for students.
The University Counseling Center is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
Provides individual and group therapy to undergraduate and law students regarding a wide range of concerns including academic success, life management, brief psychotherapy, crisis management and emotional and psychiatric illness.
Participates as appropriate in the professional activities of the department and division and in service to the University. These may include development and presentation of training, education and health promotion programs for the University community, advising student organizations, supervising student organization activities and budgets, serving on University committees or advisory groups, attending meetings that address student life issues and other activities that support the mission of the SH&C department and the division of Student Affairs (e.g. attending pertinent campus programs or events).
Documents all clinical contacts appropriately in student Counseling Center records; enters appropriate encounter information in scheduling/utilization tracking software system; conducts and documents all clinical activities in accordance with professional standards, including pertinent privacy standards.
Attends/participates in weekly clinical team meetings for case management and professional development. If licensure is in progress, completes required weekly clinical supervision until full licensure is achieved.
Participates in a shared call schedule to maintain 24/7 crisis/triage management for students when the University (UG and Law) is in session.
Other duties as assigned.
This is a 10-month position (mid-August to mid-June). While the department requires an additional full-time counselor, University Counseling would consider a flexible work arrangement that allows two successful candidates to work in another benefit eligible work category to fulfill the needs of a full-time position.
Minimum Pay: $52,410 - Pay Commensurate with Experience
A master’s degree in counseling or clinical social work with at least two years of pertinent clinical experience, and appropriate licensure (or license eligible) in Virginia.
Knowledge and experience in psychological and developmental needs of the college population including identity development, adjustment issues, mood disorders, suicide risk assessment and prevention, alcohol and other substance abuse problems, diversity and multicultural issues, sexual assault, and eating disorders are essential. Experience and/or clinical interest helping students heal from racial trauma and race-based stress is essential.
Experience and/or clinical interest helping students heal from racial trauma or race-based stress is essential.
Excellent clinical, communication, and interpersonal skills are necessary.
Must possess the ability to work effectively as a team member within the organizational structure of the department of Student Health and Counseling Services, the division of Student Affairs and the University community.
Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter, resume and three writing samples (either uploaded with application materials or shared through a link). Attach all documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.
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Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a ...campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.