Clinical Counselor

Salve Regina University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

  • The Counselor provides clinical assessment and evaluation, treatment planning and clinical counseling to undergraduate students experiencing psychological problems and/or personal adjustment difficulties which impact their emotional, developmental and/or academic functioning. This can include both individual and/or group counseling.
  • The Counselor provides mental health consultation services to University faculty and staff as well as to parents, outpatient mental health providers, and other medical providers.
  • The Counselor provides referral services within the University as well as to community resources.
  • The Counselor will demonstrate a commitment to counseling the student body of Salve Regina University with a sensitivity to people of diverse backgrounds, and possesses a commitment to Salve Regina University 's Mission and the Mercy of Catholic tradition.
  • The Counselor will practice in accordance with the standards and ethics of their profession.
  • The Counselor will practice client confidentiality in accordance with the standards and ethics of their profession and adhere to the mental health laws of the state of Rhode Island.
  • The Counselor will maintain state licensure through obtaining continuing education credits by attending conferences, trainings, and professional workshops.
  • The Counselor may provide supervision of 1-2 graduate interns each academic year, as needed.
  • The Counselor will provide on-call services after business hours while students are in residence during the academic year as defined:
  • Provide mental health consultation services to Student Affairs staff regarding students in acute crisis.
  • This may require on site student mental health assessment, evaluation and/or possible hospitalization.
  • The counselor will participate in peer review with Counseling Services Clinical Counselors, Director of Counseling Services and/or Consulting Psychiatrist.
  • The counselor will develop and provide relevant mental health programs in coordination with Student Affairs departments.
  • Stay current in the mental health field by maintaining licensure, attending professional workshops.
  • Maintain case records.
  • Offer mental health education to faculty, and staff, as directed.
  • Function as a member of the Counseling Services Team and Student Affairs Staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling Services.
  • Participate in annual review and evaluative process.
  • Assist Student Life with Orientations.

The work schedule for this position is typically from the third week of August through the last day of senior week in mid-May, 35 hours per week. With the holidays and academic calendar there is an understanding that most years this equates to 32 weeks total (plus or minus a few days each calendar year with school holidays). During the academic year, the candidate does not work when classes are not in session and thus, does not accrue any vacation time. This 32 week schedule may be flexible at the discretion of the Director for the benefit of University, its students, and training graduate interns. The candidate will provide rotating on call coverage (overnight) during the academic year.


Valid driver's license required.


The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


Master's degree in Social Work, mental health counseling, or licensed psychologist with at least five years' experience in a clinical setting and preference for experience with college or university population preferred. Current Rhode Island mental health licensure strongly preferred with ability to obtain licensure within six months of hire required. Candidate must demonstrate ability to perform clinical evaluation and assessment, intervention and treatment planning, crisis intervention, individual and group clinical counseling. Candidate must demonstrate ability to provide mental health educational programs. Basic computer knowledge of MS Office software is required. Candidate needs strong organizational skills and ability to work with confidential data and job related stress. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.


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