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Embedded Counselor-Residential Well-being Program

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We’re currently searching for a Mental Health Professional to join our counseling team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. The Residential Well-being (RWB) model at Virginia Tech is an innovative, wrap-around approach to inclusion, belonging, and mental health support in the campus environment. The residential well-being embedded counselor will support students both in the Cook Counseling Center and in the residence halls providing evening appointments, crisis coverage, outreach and consultation to residential well-being staff, outreach to students living in the community, as well as follow up coordination with residents. The position will report to a supervisor in the counseling center and coordinate with the managing directors for the campus community.

1) You’ll be joining the Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center team, a department committed to a spirit of excellence in providing timely and relevant university mental health services. You will be an embedded counselor in the department of Residential Well-being.
2) You’ll be reporting to the Director and RWB supervisor in a regular twelve-month, 100% administrative professional appointment. 
3) You’ll be responsible for providing individual services to students including initial assessment and treatment planning; conducting individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to students; conducting crisis interventions and after-hours on-call rotations as needed; providing outreach and trainings to the university community
4) You’ll work 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday. Weekly meetings will include Cook Counseling staff meetings, small group supervision, as well as various RWB meetings.
5) You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.
6) You’ll be offered a base compensation package between $48,000 - $58,000, along with free, residential housing with utilities included at VA Tech and a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

1) THE UNIVERSITY: Virginia Tech as an employer is committed to developing well-rounded employees who are active members of the university community as well as the community at-large. From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a variety of benefits and perks to help team members build a fuller and more balanced life.
2) THE DIVISION: For our students and ourselves, the Division of Student Affairs believes that changing the world requires courageous leadership and commitment to curiosity, integrity, civility, and service to others. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations for Student Learning.
3) THE TEAM: Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center (CCC) supports the mission of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the Division of Student Affairs. We promote student learning, development, retention, and holistic wellbeing by providing resources for improving mental health and identifying psychological barriers to academic success. Grounded in our commitment to social justice and equity, CCC supports these efforts through psycho-educational programming, individual, group, crisis, and psychiatric services. CCC’s commitment to service also includes multidisciplinary training, consultation, advocacy, and research.

Required Qualifications
• Masters degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work
• Eligibility for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia
• Supervised experience in a mental health setting. Supervision may be provided with a goal of licensure within two years of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
• Interest and experience working with underrepresented students and international students.
• Experience working in a college counseling center
• Experience working with Housing/Residence Life.
• Experience with outreach and educational programming.
• Experience providing group psychotherapy.
• Experience with managing crisis situations, completing risk assessments, and disposition planning to address safety risks.
• Well-developed counseling and clinical supervision skills.
• A self-motivated, self-directed commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice.
• The energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of the role while maintaining positive and healthy relationships.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues with acceptance, respect, and trust
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

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Monday - Thursday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Racek at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 15, 2024
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