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Staff - Counselor

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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

Staff - Counselor

About Susquehanna:
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.

Position Summary:
Job Summary
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.

Specific Responsibilities
  • 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 appropriate
  • 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 professional organizations.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Counseling and Psychological Services and the University by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • 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.

Required Qualifications:
EducationA 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.
Experience 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 required.

Additional RequirementsThis 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 requirements.
Physical Demand
  • Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Position requires the ability to talk and hear instructions.
  • Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach.
  • Working conditions are remote.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • For social workers: LCSW preferred, for Counselors: LPC with NBCC certification preferred, for psychologist: already licensed preferred.
  • A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology is preferred. Postdoctoral supervision for psychologists can be provided.

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:

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: AH00979

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