The Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services at Messiah College invites applications for the position of Counselor. This is a full time, ten-month position with work dates from August 1 through May 31 annually.
Responsibilities: Provide professional individual and group counseling to students and work with other educators and staff to provide educational and support opportunities for students.
Qualifications: Master's degree in a counseling-related field; professional license required and two years of counseling experience. College counseling experience is preferred.
Skills and Characteristics: Ability to assess and diagnose mental health disorders; knowledgeable in applying a variety of counseling treatment modalities; understanding of developmental psychology as it pertains to college-age students; knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; ability to empathize with students and relate well to a diverse student body; Cultural Intelligence/Competency – ability to effectively work and respond to needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds (i.e., students of color, international students, first – generation students, conditional admit students) and cultures; ability to facilitate groups; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; ability to work independently.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using the following link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14568.
Messiah College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.