College of Engineering Wellness Coordinator/Counselor

Oregon State University
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Engineering (CoE) Wellness Coordinator/Counselor position is an innovative collaboration between the CoE and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at Oregon State University.  This position grew out of a recognition by CoE and CAPS that Engineering students could benefit from mental health support that is more tailored to and connected with their academic experiences. The Wellness Coordinator/Counselor is a 12-month 1.0 FTE position who reports to the CAPS Executive Director. 

The Wellness Coordinator/Counselor provides both clinical services and wellness programming for the CoE. Clinical services are focused on providing CoE students with timely access to brief mental health support so that they can be successful students.  The mental health and wellness programming being developed at CoE is intended to help CoE students thrive academically and personally. In addition, the CoE mental health and wellness program provides consultation, support, and coaching to CoE staff and faculty so they can more effectively work with students who are experiencing mental health concerns. The Wellness Coordinator/Counselor is responsible for overseeing student wellness programming at the CoE.

This position contributes to OSU’s mission by helping students navigate psychological and related academic struggles that may otherwise lead them to leave school or cause disruptions in other areas of the university. The College of Engineering is committed to building a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. This position works collaboratively and cooperatively with community and university agencies that serve students.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counseling, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctorate in Psychology, or similar degree from an accredited program. Eligible for licensure in the state of Oregon in respective discipline within 12 months of employment. A demonstrable commitment and ability to promote and enhance diversity, and ongoing development of cultural humility in working with a diverse student population. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders for the effective delivery of services and programs.  Advanced knowledge of evidence-based counseling theory, brief therapy, psychological practices and methods. Ability to respond appropriately to mental health emergencies. Ability to present in a variety of educational methods including presentations, workshops, trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussion/facilitation. Awareness of the unique challenges engineering students may experience. Awareness of the unique challenges experienced by historically marginalized clients.

This is a full-time benefited position with a work schedule of 40 hours per week. Salary range is 60s or mid 70s depending on skill, education, and experience, and paid over a 12-month period. Start date on or around August 1, 2022 (this is flexible).

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