Psychological Counselor (licensed or license-eligible LSW or LCSW

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Haverford College seeks to hire one (1) part time (32 hours per week/39 weeks), exempt, benefit eligible licensed or license-eligible social worker (LSW or LCSW). The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated special interest in working with late adolescents and young adults, as well as an interest in the promotion of inclusivity and social justice in their practice.

In addition to being someone with a commitment to working as a team member with CAPS staff and other student services colleagues, clinicians listen carefully, are interested in subtext, can articulate psychological complexity capably, and appreciate different views of the "good life."

Majority Primary Function:

  • Provide weekly ongoing psychotherapy to students presenting with a range of mood and anxiety disorders, including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as character and personality disorders. Help students to navigate interpersonal difficulties related to conflict, romance, and academic performance.
  • Maintain records and responsibly manage the files of the students. Write weekly clinical notes and formulate thorough understandings of students presenting problems.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development in capacities to complement and expand current CAPS services.

Other Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work as a part of a team in the management of their cases. This includes providing two hours of individual supervision to two different social work trainees (including Interns and Postgraduate Fellows), participating in a weekly reading group and two hours of a weekly clinical case conference.
  • Act as a resource for the college to provide consultation with student services personnel. Possibilities for running groups or conducting workshops in accordance with the interest and needs of the student population.

Line of Report: Psychological Counselors report to the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services, who reports to the Dean for Student Health and Learning Resources

Education, Training, & Experience:

This position requires an advanced clinical degree (LSW or LCSW) in order to adequately perform the job.

Applicants will have a demonstrated interest in working with young adults.

Demonstrated experience accessing and intervening with a range of clinical and mental health issues.

Well developed professional and clinical skills

Strong interpersonal skills, including strong oral, written and listening communication abilities required

Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to multicultural and disability issues required.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):

    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds)Never
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds):Never
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds):Never
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction:Never
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction):Never
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body):Never
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body):Never
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position):Never
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position):Never
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees):Six to eight hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees):Never
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground):Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces):Never
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary):Never
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.):Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures):Never

To Apply: Interested applicants should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting . The application deadline is Friday, April 16, 2021. Failure to include all required documents may result in failure for consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College's educational mission.

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