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Mental Health Counselor (Part Time)

Lewis & Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary


We are seeking two (2) part-time Mental Health Counselors for the 2021-2022 academic year (3 days per week Sept through mid-May). The Mental Health Counselor provides culturally responsive mental health assessment, counseling and consultation services to undergraduate, law, and graduate students, in support of student success. This  position requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model.  The mental health counselor conducts  initial assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, risk assessment, consultation and referrals.  Service provision includes face-to-face and tele-mental health services to students regarding problems relating to stress, developmental issues, career, academics, interpersonal concerns, trauma and other mental health concerns. 


Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide personal counseling services via time-limited individual, group and couples therapy modalities. This includes crisis intervention, psycho-therapeutic, situational, relational, academic and developmental counseling.

  • Collaborate with Student Life staff, faculty, and administrators to provide support for historically underserved student populations including Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial and other students of color, first generation students, international students, and/or LGBTQIA+ students.  

  • Provide therapeutic assessment and diagnostic services related to developing effective treatment plans and making appropriate referrals of student clients; serve as an advocate and as a liaison in the referral of students to on- and off-campus resources.

  • Provide consultation services for students, faculty, parents and staff related to psychological issues. For example, responds to calls from faculty, staff, students and parents who are concerned about students-at-risk or students failing academically. 

  • Maintain appropriate and timely documentation (e.g. clinical notes) for all services, using the Counseling Service electronic health records system.

  • Attend weekly staff meetings; participate in regular supervision or consultation regarding cases; maintain knowledge of ethical and legal standards of care; provide all services in keeping with these standards. Obtain relevant continuing education to maintain license and develop professional skills. 

  • May conduct and collaborate on psycho-educational workshops and preventive outreach for students, faculty and staff, particularly focused on the mental health needs of historically underrepresented student groups. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or higher in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field.  

  • Current license as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, or marriage & family therapist in Oregon as of first day of employment.

  • Minimum two years experience providing clinical services in mental health settings (may include internship or residency).

  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally-informed clinical services to diverse and traditionally underserved student groups (e.g. BIPOC/Multicultural, LGBTQIA+, international students, first generation students).

  • Interest in engaging fully in the typical work of a college counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of sustained pursuit of knowledge and experience working with culturally diverse populations.

  • Experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.

  • Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups.


  • Weekdays

  • 7.5 hours per day, 3 days per week (Sept-May)

  • Benefit eligible: NO


  • $36.00 - $38.50 per hour  

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