May 10, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Mental Health Counselor

Position Summary

The candidate for this position will provide evidence-based mental health services and health promotion outreach programs for medical students primarily at MSUCOM sites in Southeast Michigan (i.e., Macomb University Center and Detroit Medical Center), and be supervised by the Office of Student Services Director of Personal Counseling / Health Promotion in East Lansing. The candidate should have an established professional history of success in working effectively within a team-oriented and interdisciplinary framework in serving students. The position requires demonstration of multiculturally competent training and experience with individuals from diverse backgrounds including LBGTA, veterans, and international status. In keeping with the Osteopathic model of holistic care, familiarly with wellness and positive mental health practices is preferred, such as mindfulness and meditation.  Responsibilities will include a range of clinical services including, but not limited to, mental health intake assessments, individual and group counseling, wellness workshops,and record documentation of activities and collation of associated demographic and clinical data.  Specific skills require strong evidence of verbal and written communication skills, ability to establish rapport and counseling relationships preferably with medical students, and a range of experience psychotherapeutically working with individuals with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders, complex trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse and dependency issues, adjustment and acculturation difficulties, interpersonal/relational difficulties, and learning and developmentally related problems such as ADHD.  Other duties involve responding today time and on-call emergencies and crisis management requests from MSUCOM students, faculty and staff; provision of recommendations as appropriate regarding medical leave and reinstatement of students to the College; consultation and training to faculty and staff regarding mental health and student success; and involvement in the Personal Counseling/Health Promotion Team staff meetings and other meetings and activities as designated.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post- bachelor degree work such as a Masters in Counseling or Psychology; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in counseling in a clinic/agency environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job also requires certification or licensing by the State of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications

Master's or Doctoral degree in clinical counseling psychology and/or social work; three to ten years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience; experience working with medical students or other comparable college/graduate-professional populations is preferred; two years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in counseling of college-age/graduate-professional students, consultation, outreach, and preventive education in a university counseling center setting and/or experience in a non-university clinical setting, including community mental health or inpatient treatment settings; experience with severe and persistent mental health issues; knowledge of licensing regulations and records; or another equivalent combination of education and experience as gained through certification or licensing by the state of Michigan: MSW- Licensed Social Worker; LPC- Licensed Professional Counselor; LLP- Limited Licensed Psychologist; LP- Licensed Psychologist.

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(Bidding eligibility ends 5/16/17 at 11:55 pm)