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Mental Health Counselor

Shenandoah University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Shenandoah University’s Office of Student Affairs is accepting applications for a part-time Mental Health Counselor. This is a temporary part-time position located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia through the fall semester and ending on December 24, 2021.


  • To provide developmental and educational support to graduate college students in the form of short-term personal counseling.
  • The clinician will be responsible for: conducting intake interviews, treating emotional discomfort, developing educational skills, academic advising, assisting students with college major and career choice, coping with problems of anxiety, assisting in obtaining treatment for seriously disturbed students, providing crisis intervention and group counseling services for a similar variety of student concerns through individual and/or group interventions.
  • Additionally, the clinician will be responsible for designing and implementing effective outreach programs to help students meet some of their developmental, emotional, and educational needs. Related issues include the need to control anxiety, to learn to communicate effectively, to plan for the future, to study effectively, to become appropriately assertive, to cope with mood changes, and to address COVID-19 concerns.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully, verbally, and in writing, within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Provide referrals for students to treatment providers in the community.

Required Skills


  • The candidate must possess a Master’s degree in a counseling or other related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • The applicant must have an active license in good standing as a counselor or other related field in the state of Virginia. Preference will be given to candidates with college counseling center experience.

How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or on a University approved medical or religious exemption, as well as a satisfactory driving record will be required as a condition of hire.

At this time, SU is requiring that individuals within certain groups specifically those who have high levels of contact with others at the university or pose a greater risk to our community to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by August 1 for Fall 2021 or have at least the first dose by June 1 for groups that will be in person this summer (with full vaccination following as soon as possible), unless they have a SU-approved medical or religious exemption

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

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