Staff Counselor - International Focus

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 07, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Cook Counseling Center provides mental health services to the student community of Virginia Tech. The Staff Counselor-International Focus works with a multidisciplinary staff of counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners, psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and practicum students to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care. In 2019, the strategic plan for Virginia Tech, “The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries” integrated inclusion and diversity as a key university priority. A part of this plan is to increase the recruitment of underrepresented students to 25% of the entering class for 2022 with the goal of closing the graduation gap for these students. Cook Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the university and has focused upon growing the multicultural competence and ethnic and racial diversity of the counseling staff. The goal for this position is to further our work with International and marginalized students as we better understand the lived experiences of these students on this campus. We are particularly interested in hiring an individual with knowledge and experience of working with international students. The ideal candidate will provide brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse clinical concerns. The individual will also work with partners across the university to develop and provide culturally informed outreach and prevention services as well as partner with others on staff to provide trainings for other staff members. This position will also conduct crisis interventions as needed during the day and when on after hours call.
The Cook Counseling Center was rated #1 by the Princeton Review of Best Colleges for 2021. Virginia Tech is a Land Grant University which is reimaging how education and technology intersect for the purpose of transforming the ways we teach and learn, perform research, and engage with communities around the world. The main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA and offers academic degrees in nine colleges and the graduate school. There are 110 undergraduate majors and 170 master’s and doctoral program serving over 34,000 students. Student Affairs (of which Cook Counseling is an integral part) intentionally creates environments where relationships flourish, diverse ideas converge, and people discover a purpose greater than themselves.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or family therapy with two years of experience OR PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with APA approved internship
• Experience in providing focused therapeutic interventions
• Training and experience in delivering culturally competent interventions

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience and interest in working with international students
• Bilingual
• Experience or interest in working students from under-represented populations
• Strong commitment to social justice and issues of diversity
• Licensed or eligible for licensure within 2 years

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Salary Information


Review Date

January 4, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: December 7, 2020
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