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Licensed Mental Health Counselor (35-week position)

Employer
Landmark College
Location
Putney, Vermont
Salary
Competitive
Start date
Oct 13, 2023

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

The Landmark College Counseling department is seeking applications from Master's level mental health professionals who have a strong team orientation, are committed to evidence-based treatment models, and are looking to apply their skills in a flexible, highly creative, and collaborative way with students at an optimal developmental window for growth and change.

This is a benefited position of 35 weeks, 30 hours a week with appointment dates from August to May.

PRMARY FUNCTION:

Reporting to the Director of Counseling, Counselors provide mental health services to enrolled students. Primary responsibilities are providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, performing initial evaluations, and providing crisis interventions. Counseling staff provide training to students, faculty, and staff on a variety of relevant topics related to the interplay between emotional wellbeing and academic performance. Additional responsibilities include providing consultation services to staff, faculty, administrators, and families; designing and delivering mental health programming and outreach services to the college community; and other duties as assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments of students referred by staff, faculty and self.
  • Provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy services that are responsive to a diverse population of students.
  • Provide prevention and outreach around the issues of neurodiversity and mental health. Provide guidance and support to staff and faculty in need of assistance and support while responding to emergencies and crisis interventions with students.
  • Develop a referral network and refer, where appropriate, students to professionals outside the College, including arrangements for emergency in-patient care.
  • Participate in the development of policies and operating procedures related to Counseling Services.
  • Participate in Family Orientation, consult with parents as appropriate and participate in Family Weekend as necessary.
  • Participate in regular staff and faculty meetings.
  • Attend residential life meetings and other meetings as appropriate for the coordination of care for individual students and as supportive of the healthy growth and development of students in general.
  • Provide service in accordance with legal and ethical mandates.
  • Provide thorough and accurate documentation.
  • Provide consultation services to student groups, and to faculty and staff, which address the psychological and emotional wellbeing of students and their developmental needs.
  • Participate in student orientations, workshops, and programs that provide information to individuals and groups related to mental health and developmental concerns.
  • Remain current with developments in counseling and mental health, which specifically relate to college students, neurodivergence, and college community life.
  • Develop and maintain computer skills that effectively access the computer as a general office     tool. Be able and willing to pivot to telehealth platforms as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in counseling, clinical or counseling psychology, or social work; experience providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy; outreach; programming; mental health consultation; crisis intervention; and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Requires a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience and a professional license acquired by supervised counseling experience and the passing of a state/national level examination.

The candidate ideally will have some background related to education and or demonstrates some prior experience working with individuals who have diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Dyslexia.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation, and organizational skills. The ability to responsibly handle confidential/sensitive information. Technological competency for the use of electronic record keeping and documentation.

Demonstrated awareness and ability to provide culturally competent mental health services.

WORKNG CONDITIONS:

As a department within the Student Affairs division our Counseling department is a creative, fun, and rewarding work environment. While the primary focus of our work is providing direct care to students, there is plenty of opportunity to engage with colleagues within the division and the broader campus community. Counseling also has a collaborative relationship with the department of Health Services on campus. Our strengths include a supportive collegial environment that helps team members identify and build on their specific clinical strengths.

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three work references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. Review of applications will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability

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