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Counselor - University Health & Counseling Services - 17271 - EXTENDED

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of University Heath & Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is seeking a Counselor (Counselor, R72DN).

This will be a 100% fixed term 10-month appointment and reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.


This position will provide professional mental health counseling and consultation services for the campus community, incorporates a brief therapeutic model to address the emotional and behavioral needs of students, creates developmental programming to increase healthy lifestyle and coping behaviors across campus, and provides strategic direction and advocacy for university mental health policy and initiatives. Provides case management services to a growing population with complex mental health needs through coordination of care between campus and community resources, including coordination of care for external care, post hospitalization support, and resource identification for under-resourced students.


Minimum Requirments:
  • Current licensure in the State of Wisconsin or eligibility for reciprocity for: License Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Psychologist
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education, mental health setting or young adults
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

70% A. Direct Services
  1. Provides individual and group brief therapeutic counseling to students struggling with developmental and/or personal mental health issues and refers students to appropriate community resources
  2. Provides counseling and/or information and referral services to faculty and staff
  3. Provides risk assessment and crisis intervention as necessary
  4. Facilitates psycho-educational and process-oriented groups
  5. Prepares presentations and outreach activities and facilitates student adjustment and success programs to promote a healthy campus
  6. Serves on multidisciplinary campus committees
  7. Complies with all FERPA and other rules and regulations related to student records
  8. Maintains and completes all documentation in a timely and appropriate manner
  9. Works collaboratively with campus partners, provides programming and educational outreach as assigned
  10. Required to maintain licensure in good standing
  11. Approaches scope of work through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion
  12. Facilitate the referral of students from a brief therapy model to longer term/specialized care and resources in the community
  13. Create linkage with the surrounding community resources to refer students with significant mental health needs and who have inadequate insurance coverage
  14. Provide case management services to coordinate care for those students with higher clinical needs or those who have been referred to community mental health providers including those who continue to receive psychiatry services at UHCS
  15. Collaborate and consult with crisis providers and other UHCS provider who are working with students with higher clinical needs
  16. Act as a liaison between UHS and campus offices (which includes but not limited to DOS and University Housing) that serve student to coordinate efforts in dealing with at-risk students with complex mental health needs.
  17. Collaborate with other members of interdisciplinary treatment team
  18. Participate in the Mental Health Services on-call rotation
  19. Provide triage services
10% B. Supervision of Trainees
  1. Provide clinical supervision to trainees
5% C. Outreach and Training
  1. Works collaboratively with campus partners, provides programming and educational outreach as assigned
  2. Prepares presentations and outreach activities and facilitates student adjustment and success programs to promote a healthy campus
  3. Serves on multidisciplinary campus committees
15% D. Staff Meetings and other duties as assigned.
  1. Complies with all FERPA and other rules and regulations related to student records
  2. Maintains and completes all documentation in a timely and appropriate manner
  3. Required to maintain licensure in good standing

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( ).


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 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.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has the authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.


Applications received by July 20, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Veronica Warren
Director of Counseling Services


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Copy of Current Professional Licensure
This Job ID is 17271.

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