Reporting to the Director of Counseling, the selected candidate will provide culturally informed care to undergraduate students. This includes counseling (individual, couples, and group), intake assessment, crisis response and intervention, referrals, treatment planning, case management, and documentation, all informed by professionally accepted and empirically supported best practices. The counselor will develop and implement educational and outreach programs, provide consultation about psychological issues to the broader campus community, and advising student groups as appropriate.
Provide individual, couples, and group counseling services to a diverse clientele within a brief and focused counseling model. Provide longer-term counseling with selected clientele if approved
Provide clinical assessment, crisis intervention, case management, and treatment planning for students in acute distress
Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and caseload consistent with professionally accepted standards
Provide coordinated support and develop collaborative relationships between Health Services, Educational Support Services, Residence Life, Campus Safety, Athletics, and other on and off campus resources
Make referrals to external, community referral sources including agencies, organizations, and individuals who may be in a position to help meet students’ needs
Develop, coordinate, and administer workshops, training, and programming in response to the needs of campus constituents. This may involve evening or weekend time
If a large scale crisis occurs, the counselor is expected to be a part of a team of responders which may be after hours, on weekends, or at other times outside of the work day
Serve as a resource and provide consultation to parents, families, faculty, staff, and administration when appropriate
Work with the Director in the development and review of agency policies and procedures, and protocols for client and emergency management
Participate in weekly staffing with Counseling Services providers, regular staff meetings, and Student Life Divisional meetings
Perform other duties as assigned
Master's degree from a regionally-accredited university in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or another closely related mental health field
Current and unrestricted license to practice psychotherapy in the State of Washington
At least one year of experience as a full-time mental health professional, working with traditionally college-aged clientele, preferably in a college or university counseling center
Demonstrated ability to provide psychological services (clinical assessment, crisis intervention, and brief psychotherapy) to college students on personal/interpersonal issues, multicultural issues, developmental/educational/career concerns and the full range of mental health disorders
A demonstrated understanding of the needs and issues of college students.
Evidence of skill in addressing psychiatric emergencies, including accurate assessment of threat and safety planning
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing
Experience working within a collaborative team-based approach to clinical services in a fast paced work setting
Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty, and students
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies
Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including and all other activities required to perform essential functions
Successful completion of a criminal conviction record check
A demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives. An active commitment to equal employment opportunity for all persons
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
Background check and license verification required
Additional Salary Information: This position in full time 9 months.