Part-time Counselor - Temporary

Jul 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Part-time Counselor - Temporary

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Its more than 2,100 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
Job Function:
The Counselor provides clinical, emergency, consultation and outreach services to the Susquehanna University community. The counselor provides clinical expertise in at least one of the following: eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, men's issues, MBSR, or DBT. The Counseling Center staff functions in a cooperative and collaborative environment, and the Counselor contributes to this both internally and within the larger university. Consistent with our commitment to provide a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all persons who walk through our door, the counselor provides culturally appropriate services to all students.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Provide individual and group clinical services to students, primarily but not exclusively brief individual therapy, to address personal, interpersonal and developmental concerns. Consult with psychiatrist, medical providers, and other mental health professionals as appropriate.
• Participate in emergency services, including day-time emergencies and evening and week-end on-call.
• Consult with students, parents, faculty and staff regarding mental health and developmental needs of students as needed and appropriate.
• Maintain relevant paperwork and documentation.
• Participate in outreach and peer training efforts, particularly in areas of expertise, including collaborating with Student Affairs staff and/or faculty.
• Participate in or chair committees as assigned by Director on an on-going or as-needed basis.
• As assigned, represents the Counseling Center and/or Susquehanna University at on-campus events, including summer events for in-coming or prospective students, and off-campus meetings of appropriate professional organizations.
• Contributes to the overall success of the Counseling Center and the University by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge and skills:
Evidence of positive attitude and the ability to get along well with others required. Excellent, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Position requires complete trustworthiness and the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues. Excellent customer service with students, parents, medical/psychiatric professionals is expected.

Physical Requirements:
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.

Required Qualifications	
• Master's in psychology, counseling, or social work.

• Appropriate licensure or license-eligible in Pennsylvania (for social workers: LCP required, LCSW preferred, for counselors: LPC required, with NBCC certification preferred, for psychologist: license eligibility required, already licensed preferred). Postdoctoral supervision for psychologists can be provided.

• Three years clinical experience.
• Experience working with young adult population.
• Experience in at least one of the following: eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, men's issues, MBSR, or DBT.

Preferred Qualifications	
Experience working within a college or university counseling center

Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time
Posting date: 07/20/2017
Closing date: 08/11/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Posting Number: AH00423

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