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Counselor III

Eastern University
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
Posted Date
Feb 14, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Counselor III provides counseling and related services to Eastern University students, provides consultation and outreach services to the Eastern University community, and assists the CCAS Director with supervision of counseling staff and advanced clinical care issues.

Position Responsibilities

1.   Conducts intake assessments with students requesting counseling services and develops referral or treatment plans.

2.   Assists the Director with triage of requests for services. Assigns cases for counseling and makes other treatment dispositions in the absence of the Director.

3.   Counsels students in psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual areas with an emphasis on supporting academic functioning.  Uses primarily individual methods. Uses group methods when requested by the Director.

4.   Refers students to resources off-campus when appropriate.

5.   Responds to counseling and mental health emergencies during normal work hours. Responds to emergencies after hours on a case-by-case basis when requested and available. Assists other counseling staff in the management of emergencies in the absence of the Director.

6.   When requested by the Director, provides workshops and other outreach activities on mental health, emotional/social adjustment, and academic adjustment.

7.   Consults with faculty and staff regarding student-related psychological adjustment issues when requested by the Director. Provides training to the Resident Assistants, Student Chaplains, and other student leaders as requested.

8.   Supervises counseling interns and professional counseling staff accruing experience toward licensure when requested by the Director.

9.   Prepares intake reports and progress notes on a regular basis; prepares special reports and correspondence when needed.

10. Submits records of contacts with students on a weekly basis.

11. Attends supervision meetings with CCAS Director (or designated substitute), clinical staff meeting, and general CCAS staff meeting.

Full-time, salaried, academic year


Master’s degree with licensure in clinical counseling or a related field and at least three (3) years post-licensure experience providing direct counseling service, including crisis management, are required. Experience in a higher education setting and clinical supervisory experience are preferred. Interest in and ability to articulate an understanding of the integration of psychological counseling and a Christian worldview are essential. Must be able to climb three flights of stairs several times a day.

About Eastern University

Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to support the mission and vision of the university.  The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.

Background Checks

Standard University employees are required to complete the background clearance process. Employment is contingent upon the successful results of an employment background screening. The employment background screening may include but is not limited to your consumer credit history (for positions that work with the university finances or alumni funds only), verification of education and professional credentials, criminal history, driving history, residency, immigration status, performance, references, and other qualities pertinent to your qualifications for the following position.

Youth Clearances are required for positions with direct contact with children and essential personnel positions. Employees working with or around minor age children are required to complete the youth clearance process which includes the following four child protection clearances:  

1)      Affidavit;

2)      FBI Criminal Record Check;

3)      Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance and;

4)      Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check. 

In accordance with state laws, Act 73 of 2007, Act 153 of 2014, Act 168 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law), school employees of Eastern University who will have "direct contact with children" must complete the background check process prior to employment.  Results must be submitted within ten days of receipt.

Description Disclaimer

This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.

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