Washington and Lee University invites applications for open positions in the Student Counseling Center. We seek doctoral level therapists licensed or license-eligible to practice in Virginia to join a dedicated multidisciplinary team committed to a mission of service, training, and engagement, in promoting a welcoming, affirming, and safe therapeutic environment for all students.
The University Counselor II provides psychotherapy to assist students with a wide range of counseling concerns and participate in outreach activities in service to the broader campus community. Counselors also work in consultation and collaboration with constituents across the university, including Student Health Services, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Public Safety, and numerous campus student clubs and organizations.
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 presenting concerns.
Participates in the professional activities of the department and division in service to the University. These may include outreach activities such as developing and presenting of training, education and health promotion programs for the University community, serving on University committees or advisory groups, attending meetings that address student life issues and other activities that support the mission of the department and the division of Student Affairs.
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.
Adheres to ethical standards of practice in provision of services, including but not limited to timely and thorough documentation of clinical contacts in the electronic health record, upholding privacy standards, maintenance of continuing education, risk assessments, and collaboration with colleagues and constituents.
Other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical Social Work, or Counseling/Clinical Psychology and appropriate licensure/license eligible in Virginia within one year. Candidates not yet licensened in Virginia are eligible for hire as University Counselor with promotion to University Counselor II upon licensure.
Two years of clinical experience.
Excellent clinical, communication, and interpersonal skills are necessary.
Ability to work effectively as a team member within the organizational structure of the Student Health and Counseling Services and the University community.
Counselors are expected to be available for after-hours emergency/crisis coverage as needed.
Experience in focused brief psychotherapy interventions.
Experience leading or co-leading process-oriented psychotherapy groups.
Knowledge and experience in psychological and developmental needs of the college population
Experience and/or clinical interest helping students heal from racial trauma and race-based stress.
Schedule: The role will be offered with a full-time 12-month work schedule, or full-time 10-month work schedule based upon candidate preference and center needs. Incumbents who work full-time 10-months begin in mid-August and work through mid-June.
Minimum Pay: Salary commensurate with experience. Minimum pay is $72,000 for a full-time 12-month University Counselor II position.
Salary is prorated by months worked for 10-month, full-time offers.
Application Instructions: Application review will begin on January 8, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.
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.