Available Title(s): 1524-NN_ADMINPRO - Counselor, 1524-YN_ADMINPRO - Counselor
Business Title: Counselor
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions.
Summary of Duties:
Duties will include providing counseling services, case management and crisis support for WSU Health Sciences Spokane undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Develop and implement outreach, programming and trainings for students, faculty and staff. Maintain records as required by law, rules and policies. Provides documentation for students who may need academic disability accommodations.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Provides culturally sensitive individual and group counseling over a broad range of issues.
Conducts intakes and provides counseling for undergraduate, graduate and professional health sciences students both in-person and virtually.
Provides intake and crisis management.
Maintains clinical records as required by law. Ensures all records are kept confidential and that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws are maintained by self and counseling staff.
Consults with other WSU Spokane counselors on cases as needed.
Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, psychiatrists or hospitals when appropriate.
Provides evening and weekend counseling on rare occasion.
Mental Health Educational Programming: 30%
Develops and presents educational programming to students, faculty and staff.
Facilitates training for students, faculty, and staff to recognize and respond to students experiencing a mental health crisis.
Adapts programming to meet the needs of the audience.
Other duties as assigned.
Participates in Student Affairs and other university committees.
Positions require a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related field and the ability to become independently licensed as a mental health professional in the State of Washington within one (1) year of employment.
Must be licensed as a mental health counselor or social worker in the State of Washington at time of hire.
Demonstrated experience with public speaking, presenting to small and large groups, and development of training materials.
Demonstrated experience in providing crisis intervention.
Occasional travel is required.
May work flexible hours including evenings and weekends on rare occasion.
Counseling/Clinical experience within a university population.
Experience and interest in providing services to diverse student populations (e.g. students of color, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) students, international students, veterans).
Certified Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Trainer to provide trainings to students, staff and faculty.
Experience counseling health sciences professionals/students (e.g. nursing, pharmacy, medicine, etc.).
Area/College: WSU Spokane Department Name: Division of Student Affairs
Monthly Salary: $4,942.10 - $6,912,69 | commensurate with education and experience In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Overtime Eligibility: To be determined by final salary placement. FTE: 100% This is a permanent position.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by December 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application.
Cover Letter (required)
External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or email@example.com.
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