Counselor - Multicultural Specialist

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Summary:

The Counselor - Multicultural Specialist is responsible for contributing to the goals of University Counseling Services and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Prioritizing work with students from marginalized communities including Black/African American, Latinx, Undocumented, Indigenous/First Nations, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial, and other students of color, the Multicultural Specialist provides culturally affirming mental health services including initial consultations, assessments, brief, focused individual counseling, psychotherapy groups and workshops, triage and crisis appointments.



- Provide individual, group or couples mental health counseling adhering to a brief psychotherapy model that is time sensitive and goal-oriented with a priority in service provision to students of color.
- Administer and interpret inventories and tests given to students in conjunction with individual or group counseling.
- Provide crisis intervention with students and support for other involved persons.
- Identify and implement strategies and/or programs to improve access to mental health services for students of color.
- Consult with the director and other UCS staff regularly regarding case management issues.
- Make appropriate referrals.
- Participate in weekly staffing, psychiatric staffing and planning meetings in counseling services and within the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.


- Develop programs in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs to respond to students of color’s mental health needs.
- Serves as the Wellness Coordinator for Precollege Programs and SUCCEED Summer Bridge Program.
- Coordinate multicultural outreach programs, services, training and professional development for Counseling Services.
- In collaboration with director and UCS staff, identity and implement strategies and/or programs to improve access for underrepresented students.

- Adhere to administrative policies and procedures of UCS specifically and the University as a whole.
- Maintain accurate and thorough electronic medical records.
- Provide liaison support to the department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Assist in UCS publicity and public relations efforts as outlined or requested by the director.
- Develop and assist in the distribution of reference materials for students in line with their perceived personal, educational, and vocational needs.
- When appropriate, serve as a resource or consultant to individuals or groups.
- Consult with community counseling or psychiatric personnel/agencies as needed.
- Other duties as assigned. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

- Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field
- Professional licensure in counseling or social work, or eligibility for licensure as a Professional Counselor or Social Worker in Wisconsin with a minimum of 3 years mental health counseling experience.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: July 28, 2021, applications will be reviewed until position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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 may change in Fall 2021.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: