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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)/Training Coordinator

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
Posted Date
Feb 24, 2023

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

Chief Objective of Position:

The Office of Counseling Services is seeking a Licensed Professional Counselor/Training Coordinator. The LPC Training Coordinator is responsible for providing direct clinical services to the college student population and oversee the day-to-day operations of and planning for all elements of the Office of Counseling Services LPC training programs. The Training Coordinator manages LPC trainees including practicum students, LPC interns and LPC resident(s). The Training Coordinator will support the establishment, trainee selection, supervision and evaluation, and administrative oversight of the various LPC training programs. The LPC Training Coordinator also provides brief clinical services, crisis response, outreach and consultation for the university student population as well as performs other duties connected to the office, division and university mission.


Work Tasks:

  1. Provide brief individual and group counseling, consultation, and outreach focused on developmental needs and issues of students.
  2. Provide on-call crisis response and intervention support to students in need.
  3. Manage the LPC training program(s) as program administrator and as the clinical supervisor to the graduate level trainee(s). The management of the trainees includes coordinating all functions of the training program including the selection process, orientation, individual clinical supervision, seminars/supervision meetings and trainee evaluations. The LPC Training Coordinator monitors progress and provides feedback during the training year in collaboration with the various university program Training Director(s). The LPC training coordinator is also responsible for communicating with and maintaining working relationships with each of the trainees training directors.
  4. Provides instruction for Titanium (electron records system) training and reviews records so that trainees keep all clinical records in a timely, accurate and professional format consistent with OCS, and state, practice and expectation. Is responsible for ongoing case consultation, crisis consultation and oversight and review of all trainees’ cases.
  5. Partners with the Executive Director and Assistant Director of OCS related to the assessment of utilization, efficacy and impact of the training program through quantitative and qualitative methods.
  6. Work collaboratively within the division, university and community to build an adaptive and responsive mental health and crisis response service delivery system.
  7. Actively participate in events and assigned duties that support the mission of the division and university.
  8. Provide consulting and educational outreach concerning student issues related to counseling, healthy student development and behavior management in the campus community.
  9. Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and relations with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, administrators, other employees, other agency personnel and community members.
  10. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service. Completes all work in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.
  11. Follow workplace safety regulations and adhere to applicable standards, processes, and programs established for your position.
    · Report unsafe work conditions to your supervisor.
    · Immediately report work-related incidents to your supervisor and participate in accident investigation requests.
  12. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to support office functions and services.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

Knowledge concerning individual and group counseling theory and practice. Skills in providing individual and group counseling. Ability to successfully supervise and train pre-licensure LPC trainees. Skills in LPC program management and administration. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Strong abilities in counseling, crisis response, outreach programming and communication.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:

Knowledge concerning counseling student populations including those struggling with mood disorders, suicidality, sexual assault recovery, and substance abuse. Knowledge of principles of consultation. Ability to plan, manage, and administer concurrent programs meeting a variety of needs.

Required Education:

Master’s degree in counseling, counselor education, or a closely related discipline that qualifies for licensure in Virginia as an LPC, at time of start date. Course work and appropriate training should include individual and group counseling, diagnostic assessment – including the assessment of suicide, clinical theory, and standards of ethical practice.

Preferred Education:

Course work or training in working with typical college student population including anxiety, depression, adjustment, identity concerns, sexual assault, substance abuse and at-risk suicide populations.

Experience Required:

Experience in providing individual counseling for a variety of clinical presentations.

Experience Preferred:

Experience providing supervision to graduate trainees at a university counseling center. Experience in providing individual and group counseling in a college/university setting. Experience in crisis response and intervention to include on-call status and emergency hospitalization procedures. Experience in providing outreach programs for a residential student population. Experience in consultation related to behavioral management for students experiencing difficulty in adjusting to a University environment.

CNU Information:

S​elected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388​ Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide​ as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit


Position Detail Information

Working Title: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)/Training Coordinator

Position Number: FA302

FLSA: Exempt

Appointment Type: Full Time

Sensitive Position: No

Sensitive Position Statement:

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority: No

Campus Security Authority Statement:

A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority. This is NOT a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel: Yes

Designated Personnel Statement:

This position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest: No

Statement of Economic Interest Statement:

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position: No

Restricted Position Statement:

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: AP281P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting Date: 02/24/2023

Application Deadline: 03/12/2023

Application Instructions:

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin at 11:59PM EST on March 12, 2023.

Applications received after 11:59PM EST on March 12, 2023, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
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