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Working at Lewis & Clark
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped
grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to
sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy
conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork
initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse
workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a
qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,
such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
We are seeking a Staff Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist to join
our team for an ongoing full time, 9 month position (40 weeks per
year, mid-August through mid-May). The Mental Health
Counselor/Psychologist provides culturally responsive mental health
assessment, counseling and consultation services to undergraduate,
law, and graduate students, in support of student success. The
Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist will have the skills and
experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to provide
culturally responsive care to support the health and academic
success of our students.
Additionally, 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/staff psychologist conducts initial assessments,
group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, risk
assessment, consultation and referrals. The mental health
counselor/psychologist will participate in the training and/or
clinical supervision of practicum students or interns. If the
Director and Training Director are both unavailable, there may be
occasional after-hours mental health consultation on-call to
support on site colleagues (e.g. campus living, campus safety).
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.
We are committed to developing our staff to more fully reflect the
diversity of our student body and the society at large. Members of
historically underrepresented groups in mental health professions
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position is available to start on or after January 18, 2023
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and will be
accepted until the position is filled.
What You'll Do
- 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+
- 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
- Other duties as assigned.
Nice to Haves
- 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 prior to
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
- Interest in engaging fully in the typical work of a college
counseling center, including short-term counseling, group
counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and
- Clinician with demonstrated clinical specialization in one or
more of the following: Latinx counselor (bilingual/bicultural
preferred); Neurodiversity Advocate/Specialist (e.g. ASD, ADHD,
OCD, learning differences, Tourette’s); Eating Disorder Specialist;
LGBTQ+ specialist; Access counselor (intake, crisis, referral
- Evidence of sustained pursuit of knowledge and experience
working with culturally diverse populations.
- Experience providing clinical services in a college mental
- Experience and interest in providing group counseling,
including both process oriented and skill building groups.
- 7.5 hours per day, 5 days per week
- Benefit eligible: YES
Directions for Cover Letter
- Anticipated Hiring Range: $52,000-56,000
- Note: The hiring level will be commensurate with the
qualifications and experience of the candidate related to this
position. This is a 9-month position and the salary is paid monthly
over a 12-month period.
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy
with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and
admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or
any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local
laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and
disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries
may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation
to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform
your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the
finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a
conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the
conviction is related to the position for which the individual is
applying or would present safety or security risks before an
employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not
necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department
regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday
prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals
(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human
Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure
to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result
in immediate termination of employment.