Position Summary: The staff counselor provides short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and mental health outreach services to enhance the psychological and emotional welfare of students and the College community
Essential Functions: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Provides psychological counseling and crisis intervention for students. Maintains case notes and other documentation according to best practices and counseling services policies. Works collaboratively with others, including multidisciplinary mental health and College medical staff, deans and student life staff. Demonstrates experience and expertise in multi-cultural counseling, working with students of color, supporting undocumented students and/or LGBTQ students in individual, group counseling and outreach services. Receives clinical and administrative support from the Executive Director. Collaborates with Counseling Services of Addison County as necessary for continuity of care. Attends consultation meetings with other departments as needed. Trains and supports residential life staff, faculty and others as needed. Reviews and recommends appropriate assessment instruments and other clinical interventions and mental health programs for students. Performs related responsibilities as necessary to properly assess and counsel students. Must handle confidential information appropriately. Maintains highest ethical standards according to Vermont statutes and standards in the mental health professions. Maintains appropriate state licensing and/or certifications to practice in Vermont, or demonstrates progress towards licensure.
General Responsibilities: Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifcation Education: M.A., M.S., M.S.W., Ed,D, or Ph.D.in clinical field. Formal training in clinical assessment and counseling. Demonstrated skills and experience in multi-cultural counseling.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must maintain and update knowledge of current assessment and counseling techniques and professional license and/or certificates.
Experience: 2 5 years of clinical experience required, including practicum and internship work. Current, active Vermont license in clinical field, or equivalent transferable license in another state, or demonstrated progress towards licensure.
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