Staff Clinician/Suicide Risk Reduction Outreach Coordinator

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Staff Clinician/Suicide Risk Reduction Outreach Coordinator

Full Time


University Mission

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


University Vision

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.


Who We Are

Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.


Staff Clinician/Suicide Risk Reduction Outreach Coordinator

The Counseling Center (CC) at James Madison University (JMU) is accepting applications for a Staff Clinician/Suicide Risk Reduction Outreach Coordinator. The CC has a commitment to diversity and multi-culturally competent professionals with the awareness, knowledge and skills required to work effectively with a diverse clientele and to enhance the CC’s diversity mission. Please see the

Counseling Center’s website, listed below, to learn more about the Center’s services and review staff descriptions. Please also check out the “You Might Want to Work Here If…” to get a sense of the Counseling Center’s culture.


The Staff Clinician is a 12-month continuing position that provides short-term individual, group and crisis counseling, after-hours coverage, consultation services and outreach programming, and training and supervision of graduate students and doctoral interns. This position will involve the coordination of the Counseling Center’s Suicide Risk Reduction efforts.


Responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Collaborating and consulting with JMU and Harrisonburg partners and Counseling Center clinicians in the assessment, provision, and coordination of services and referrals for students who struggle with suicide;
  • Collaborating and consulting with JMU and Harrisonburg partners and Counseling Center clinicians in the implementation of a campus-wide policy on how to reduce suicide risk and respond to suicide loss on campus;
  • Collaborating with JMU and Harrisonburg partners on developing and implementing outreach programming to increase hope, resiliency, and reduce suicide risk; and
  • Managing the Program’s budget.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in counseling or social work or a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology and be licensed or license eligible as a licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Preference for candidate to be licensed within the Commonwealth of VA within one year.
  • Previous training and/or experience in a college mental health setting, including experience providing outreach programming related to reducing the risk of suicide and/or improving college student’s mental health.
  • Interest and/or experience collaborating with other departments or offices on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Well-developed counseling and clinical supervision skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency.
  • A self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals.
  • Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple complex clinical situations.
  • A collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect and trust towards colleagues.
  • The energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of the role while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships.
  • Interest and/or experience collaborating with other departments on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


To apply go to or visit and reference posting number F1594. Pay Range: $53,000-$65,500.


James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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