Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: R0003612
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
Provide culturally informed care to undergraduate, graduate, and international students at Willamette University and Pacific Northwest Collage of Arts (PNCA), with an emphasis on promoting the mental health of students who identify from minoritized groups. The position includes: individual counseling, intake assessment, crisis response and intervention, referrals, treatment planning, case management and documentation; informed by professionally accepted and empirically supported best practices. In addition to the typical duties of a counselor, the clinician must be passionate about social justice, skilled at forming relationships with faculty or staff in other departments, interested in being a point of contact for student organizations and groups, interested in working with campus partners in developing procedures or programs to better respond to student mental health needs with a priority in addressing the mental health needs of students of color. The counselor will work collaboratively with medical providers in a multi-disciplinary and holistic wellness center.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties and responsibility of the Counselor include but are not limited to the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:

1. Provides individual, couples, and group counseling services to a diverse clientele within a brief and focused counseling model. Provides longer term counseling with selected clientele if approved by team staffing process. Refers to internal and outside providers as appropriate.

2. Provides clinical assessment, crisis intervention, case-management, and treatment planning for students in acute distress. Counselor is expected to build regular walk-in/crisis appointment times in their schedule.

3. Maintenance of appropriate clinical documentation (including DSM diagnosis as appropriate) and caseload consistent with professionally accepted standards.

4. Provides coordinated supports and develops collaborative relationships between Health Services, Accessible Education Services, Student Affairs, Housing and Conferences, Learning Services, Campus Safety, International Education, Athletics, and other on and off campus resources. Expected to consider and emphasize the needs of historically marginalized groups in these settings.

5. Develops, coordinates, and administers workshops, trainings, and programming in response to the needs of campus constituents. This may involve evening or weekend time.

6. Serves as a resource and provides consultation to parents, families, faculty, staff, administration when appropriate.

7. Work with the Director in the development and review of agency policies and procedures, and protocols for client and emergency management.

8. Participates in weekly staffing with Counseling Services providers, regular Bishop Wellness staff meetings, Student Affairs Divisional meetings, and monthly consultation with PMHNP.

9. Serve in the regular after-hours counselor on-call rotation (approx. 1 week/month during the academic year). The counselor is expected to serve during the time the university is in session. The On-Call Counselor must be available to respond immediately to phone calls from campus support personnel, and must be on-site within one hour. If a large scale crisis occurs, the counselor is expected to be a part of a team of responders which may be after hours, on weekends, or at other times outside of the work day.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Work involves a variety of complex duties and responsibilities in the University's efforts to provide a healthy, safe, and accessible environment for students. Requires considerable judgment and discretion in task fulfilment, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Quality performance of responsibilities has a distinct impact upon the reputation of the University and Bishop Wellness Center. As most work is performed indoors, incumbent will generally not experience adverse environmental conditions or exposure to hazards.


1. Master's, Ph.D, or Psy.D. degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field from an accredited graduate training program required. Current and unrestricted license to practice as a psychologist, therapist, or social worker in the State of Oregon, or the ability to secure this within 1 year from date of hire.

2. Two years' experience as a full time mental health professional, with at least one year experience working with traditionally college aged clientele. Clinical internship or residency in a college counseling setting may count toward one year of experience.

3. Expertise in supporting students one or more of the following areas: affective distress, identify development, BIPOC or other historically minoritized identities that may include international students, first generation students, LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse students, etc.

4. A demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and social justice with experience in providing support and advocacy for historically minoritized students

5. Evidence of skill in addressing psychiatric emergencies, including accurate assessment of threat and safety planning.

6. Experience working within a collaborative team-based approach to clinical services in a fast paced work setting.

7. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

8. Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.

9. Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to, regular standing, sitting, and being mobile; continual talking and hearing both in person and on the telephone; regular seeing; and all other activities required to perform essential functions.

10. Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty, and students.

11. Successful completion of a criminal conviction record check.


1. Current and unrestricted license to practice in the State of Oregon, or the ability to secure this within 30 days of employment.

2. At least one year of experience working in a college or university counseling center. Clinical internship may count toward that one year.

3. Body of work (e.g., thesis or dissertation, blogs/articles, volunteer work, committee work, etc.) which clearly demonstrates consistent emphasis on addressing the needs of people from minoritized groups.

Typical Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday during the Academic year, August-May

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office environment

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received until the position is filled.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

‚ÄčIncomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.


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