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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
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
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
8. Participates in weekly staffing with Counseling Services
providers, regular Bishop Wellness staff meetings, Student Affairs
Divisional meetings, and monthly consultation with PMHNP .
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
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
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
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
1. Current and unrestricted license to practice in the State of
Oregon, or the ability to secure this within 30 days of
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
Typical Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 20 hours/week.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office
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
You will need to upload the following documents as part of your
application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Portland-Campus/Counselor_R0003625
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.
- Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and
presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve
- Current Resume