Staff - Counselor
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today,
invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and
global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest
U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and
challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the
arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize
opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships,
expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program,
leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate
to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and
meaningful life. The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air
and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct
seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional
winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings
illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for
hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural
and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and
Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant
opportunities for learning and discovery.
The Counselor provides clinical, emergency, consultation and
outreach services to the Susquehanna University community. The
counselor provides clinical expertise in at least one of the
following: eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, men's
issues, MBSR, or DBT. The Counseling and Psychological Services
staff functions in a cooperative and collaborative environment, and
the Counselor contributes to this both internally and within the
larger university. Consistent with our commitment to provide a
safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all persons who
walk through our door, the counselor provides culturally
appropriate services to all students. This position is defined as a
non-exempt position under FLSA regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Provide individual and group clinical services to students,
primarily but not exclusively brief individual therapy, to address
personal, interpersonal and developmental concerns.
- Consult with psychiatrist, medical providers, and other mental
health professionals as appropriate.
- Participate in emergency services, and crisis, including crisis
intervention, day-time emergencies and, on rare occasions, evening
and weekend on-call.
- Consult with students, parents, faculty and staff regarding
mental health and developmental needs of students as needed and
- Maintain relevant paperwork and documentation.
- Participate in outreach and primary prevention, including
collaborating with Student Affairs staff and/or faculty.
- Participate in or chair committees as assigned by Director on
an on-going or as-needed basis.
- As assigned, represents Counseling and Psychological Services
and/or Susquehanna University at on-campus events for in-coming or
prospective students, and off-campus meetings of appropriate
- Contributes to the overall success of the Counseling and
Psychological Services and the University by performing other
duties and responsibilities as assigned
- Knowledge of English language including meaning and spelling of
words, rules of composition and grammar.
- Skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal
presentation to groups.
- Ability to set priorities and advocate team concepts.
- Work corroboratively with faculty and staff.
- Knowledge of an EMR system (Titanium) and Microsoft,
particularly Word and PowerPoint.
- Position requires complete trustworthiness and the ability to
deal with sensitive and confidential issues.
- Excellent customer service with students, parents,
medical/psychiatric professionals is expected.
A master’s degree in psychology,
counseling, or social work is required. Appropriate licensure or
license-eligible in Pennsylvania is required. For social workers:
LSW is required, for counselors: LPC is required, for
psychologists: license eligibility is required.
3 years of demonstrated experience
and/or expertise in working with Black, Indigenous, and People of
Color on issues of race-based stress, trauma, and racism and in
providing therapy/counseling with Ethnic Minority people
This role is identified as
one that includes significant interaction with students and/or
campus activities, and/or has oversight for disciplinary
procedures. Therefore, you are considered a Campus Security
Authority (CSA) and required to report any Clery Act crime
disclosed to you and remain compliant with annual CSA training
- Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended
periods of time.
- Position requires the ability to talk and hear
- Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability
to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach.
- Working conditions are remote.
- For social workers: LCSW preferred, for Counselors: LPC with
NBCC certification preferred, for psychologist: already licensed
- A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology is
preferred. Postdoctoral supervision for psychologists can be
Experience working within a college or university counseling center
and experience working in a virtual environment including tele
mental health preferred.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Number of Months:
Other Number of Months:
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Open Until Filled:
Anticipated Start Date:
To apply, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/3539