Counselor

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1026

Working Title

Counselor

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100% (10-month)

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes a number of departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

Position Summary

This position is under the general supervision of the Director of the Counseling & Testing Center ( CTC ). The counselor will function as a strong generalist conducting mental health assessments (intakes), urgent care (crisis) assessments, triage assessments and professional counseling services (including individual, couples, group). Other responsibilities include: referral, consultation, in-service training, and outreach, as well as crisis intervention services and public relations services to campus and community members as appropriate. The counselor will also participate on staff, student affairs, and university committees. Similar to all staff at the CTC, the clinician will work to integrate the ideals and goals of inclusive excellence in all aforementioned activities.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in clinical psychology, clinical/community psychology, counseling psychology, social work, or related advanced degree from an accredited program; either currently licensed as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT or working towards one of those licenses.
• The CTC is committed to equity and inclusion, and seeks mental health clinicians who are dedicated to ongoing learning and integrating a multicultural perspective into all aspects of their work.

Preferred Qualifications

• All post-degree supervised hours completed by start date is preferred.
• Experience conducting assessment and providing treatment for adults in one or more of the following areas: men and masculinity concerns, crisis management, academic-related concerns (performance-related anxiety, neurodiversity, motivation, etc.).
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to persons identifying as: first generation, low income, person of color, LGB, transgender and gender non-conforming, veteran. Preference will be given to those candidates who have experience working with culturally, racially, and diagnostically diverse college students.
• Two or more years of post-graduate clinical experience, with significant experience conducting brief therapy with emerging adults for a wide range of presenting concerns. Experience with solution-focused ( SFBT ) and other brief treatment models is desired.
• Experience providing treatment to underserved clients, including but not limited to: male-identified adults, students of color, athletes, veterans.
• Commitment to providing group counseling (psychoeducational/skills, support, and therapy groups).
• Experience conducting outreach programming, presentations, trainings, and/or workshops relevant to college students.
• Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about the urgency of clients’ problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions.

Physical Demands

• Limited physical demands, as this is a typical office setting.

Working conditions and environment

Typical office hours (7:45am-4:30pm). Evening hours may be required as we expand our services (e.g., one evening/week), with a schedule adjustment made to maintain an average of 40 hours/week onsite. While no after-hours crisis coverage is required, our clinical staff members occasionally provide evening outreach programming and may be called in for a campus crisis response.

Expectations are to provide in-person counseling services; however, if public health concerns persist, some remote services will be required.

Miscellaneous Information

This position carries with it University Staff benefits: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/univstaff20.pdf

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Provision of Direct Counseling Services

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide professional counseling services for UWL students, including individual, group, crisis, and occasional couples counseling.
• Provide initial brief assessment (triage) and urgent care coverage.
• Select, administer, and interpret various psychological, educational, and/or vocational assessments and tests.
• Provide appropriate referral resources to students, faculty, and staff.
• Engage in timely collaboration and consultation with various university departments and offices, as appropriate, to support and advocate for students.
• Participate in the training and supervision of practicum students and interns.

Percentage Of Time

65

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Administrative Activities

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Maintain timely and accurate records of evaluation, treatment, consultation, and correspondence (case management).
• Participate in administrative staff meetings.
• Assist with administrative and fiscal planning as needed.
• Engage in and conduct applied research, needs assessment, and evaluation of counseling and outreach services.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Provision of Indirect Counseling Service (Prevention/Education/Outreach/Consultation)

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Develop and implement Counseling & Testing Center outreach services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of traditionally underserved populations.
• Provide consultation to the UWL community and the outside community when feasible.
• Collaborate with campus wellness constituents in the creation and presentation of prevention/education programs and services for special populations.
• Participate in in-service training for Counseling & Testing Center staff, as well as the campus community.
• Contribute to campus diversity, multicultural, and Inclusive Excellence Initiatives.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Professional Development

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Contribute to Counseling & Testing Center training/clinical staff seminars as presenter and consultant.
• Participate in campus staff development training sessions.
• Maintain and improve clinical competence through ongoing professional development activities and education, including reading of professional journals and books.
• Attend and participate in local, state, regional and national professional conferences and continuing education workshops.
• Maintain memberships in professional organizations.
• Maintain appropriate licensure.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

University Service & Other Miscellaneous

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Perform other duties and projects assigned by the director.
• Share responsibility for creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for all university students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
• Share responsibility for creating a work environment that emphasizes integrity, respect, direct communication, and support among colleagues and staff.
• Communicate with the director regarding absences, program ideas, concerns, projects, etc.
• Serve on staff, student affairs, and university committees and/or task force groups as appropriate.

Percentage Of Time

as needed

Essential

No

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Application materials include: a cover letter that explains why you are qualified for the specific position(s), a CV or resume, and contact information for 3 professional references (at least one of whom has worked with the applicant in a clinical setting). For applicants still completing post-degree supervised hours, they will be asked to submit the number of completed supervised hours thus far.
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/download/2018-12-10- UPS -OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf
UW-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 608-785-8013.

Posting Date

04/16/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

05/06/2021

Position Contact Name

Gretchen Reinders

Position Contact Email

greinders@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. If you are currently working towards independent licensure, please indicate approximately how many hours you have accrued at time of application.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  9. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  10. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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