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Counselor-Specialized in Servicing BIPOC Students (Remote Hybrid)

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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

Counselor-Specialized in Servicing BIPOC Students (Remote Hybrid)

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 SummaryThe Counselor-Specialized in Servicing BIPOC Students provides clinical, emergency, consultation, and outreach services to the Susquehanna University community, specifically, students of color and other marginalized groups, virtually. This is a hybrid position with 1-2 days of remote work. This position is defined as a non-exempt position under FLSA regulations.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Serve as a liaison for the Counseling Center to Black Indigenous and People of Color Communities
  • Provide in-person and remote individual and group clinical services to students, primarily but not exclusively, brief individual therapy to address personal and interpersonal concerns along with race-based stress, racism, marginalization, oppression, and racial trauma.
  • Participate in outreach with Students of Color and other marginalized communities.
  • Consult with psychiatrists, medical providers, and other mental health professionals as appropriate.
  • Consult with students, parents, faculty and staff regarding mental health and developmental needs of students as needed and appropriate.
  • Evening hours may be required.
  • Maintain relevant paperwork and documentation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Skilled at written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to use an EMR system (Titanium) and HIPPA-compliant Zoom features.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

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 on campus, remote.

Preferred Qualifications:
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: AH01075

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