Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Position Summary:
The counselor is responsible for providing culturally informed care to undergraduate, graduate, and international students at Willamette University. This includes counseling (individual, couples, group), intake assessment, crisis response and intervention, referrals, treatment planning, case-management, and documentation; informed by professionally accepted and empirically supported best practices. The counselor will develop and implement educational and outreach programs, provide consultation about psychological issues to the broader campus community, and advise student groups as appropriate. The counselor will work collaboratively with medical providers in a multi-disciplinary and holistic wellness center.

Essential Functions:
The duties and responsibility of the Counselor include but are not limited to the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:
1. Provides individual, couples, and group counseling services to a diverse clientele within a brief and focused counseling model. Provides longer term counseling with selected clientele if approved by team staffing process. Refers to internal and outside providers as appropriate.
2. Provides clinical assessment, crisis intervention, case-management, and treatment planning for students in acute distress. Counselor is expected to build regular walk-in/crisis appointment times in their schedule.
3. Maintenance of appropriate clinical documentation (including DSM diagnosis as appropriate) and caseload consistent with professionally accepted standards.
4. Provides coordinated supports and develops collaborative relationships between Health Services, Accessible Education Services, Student Affairs, Housing and Conferences, Learning Services, Campus Safety, International Education, Athletics, and other on and off campus resources.
5. Develops, coordinates, and administers workshops, trainings, and programming in response to the needs of campus constituents. This may involve evening or weekend time.
6. Serve in the regular after-hours counselor on-call rotation (approx. 1 week/month during the academic year). The counselor is expected to serve during the time the university is in session. The On-Call Counselor must be available to respond immediately to phone calls from campus support personnel, and must be on-site within one hour. If a large scale crisis occurs, the counselor is expected to be a part of a team of responders which may be after hours, on weekends, or at other times outside of the work day.
7. Serves as a resource and provides consultation to parents, families, faculty, staff, administration when appropriate.
8. Work with the Director in the development and review of agency policies and procedures, and protocols for client and emergency management.
9. Participates in weekly staffing with Counseling Services providers, regular Bishop Wellness staff meetings, Student Affairs Divisional meetings, and monthly consultation with PMHNP.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's, Ph.D, or Psy.D. degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field from an accredited graduate training program required. Current and unrestricted license to practice in the State of Oregon, or the ability to secure this within 30 days of employment.
2. Two years' experience as a full time mental health professional, with at least one year experience working with traditionally college aged clientele, preferably in a college or university counseling center. Clinical internship or residency in a college counseling setting may count toward one year of experience.
3. Expertise in supporting students one or more of the following areas: affective illness and distress, substance use/abuse, persistent mental illness, survivors of sexual assault, and/or students who are traditionally under-served or come from historically marginalized communities (international students, first generation, students of color, men, LGBTQIA+, etc.).
4. A demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and social justice with experience in providing support and advocacy for historically marginalized (includes but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic status).
5. Evidence of skill in addressing psychiatric emergencies, including accurate assessment of threat and safety planning.
6. Experience working within a collaborative team based approach to clinical services in a fast paced work setting.
7. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
8. Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
9. Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to, regular standing, sitting, and being mobile; continual talking and hearing both in person and on the telephone; regular seeing; and all other activities required to perform essential functions.
10. Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty, and students.
11. Successful completion of a criminal conviction record check.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience working in a college or university counseling center

To learn more about the Bishop Wellness Center, visit

This is an exempt position that works full-time during the 9-month, academic year, August-May. This position is eligible for the University's generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, sick accruals (prorated), and retirement contributions. Salary range is commensurate with experience and education.

Typical Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm with some weekend and evening work as needed, participates in the on-call rotation; approximately 1 week/month.

Work involves a variety of complex duties and responsibilities in the University's efforts to provide a healthy, safe, and accessible environment for students. Requires considerable judgment and discretion in task fulfillment, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Quality performance of responsibilities has a distinct impact upon the reputation of the University and Bishop Wellness Center. As most work is performed indoors, incumbent will generally not experience adverse environmental conditions or exposure to hazards.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section, please be aware you will not be prompted to upload the documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Application Deadline: October 26, 2017.

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