Staff Counselor

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Company Description:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as Staff Counselor with a specific focus on trauma and group counseling in the Division of Student Development. This is a grant-funded position with the expectation of working January 2, 2018 - September 30, 2018.  The Staff Counselor provides psychological services to students in all University programs, including intake assessments, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention.  In addition, the Staff Counselor will provide consultation and outreach programming to the campus community. 

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual, group, and relationship therapy to students.
  • Provide emergency counseling, evaluation, and assessment for students in crisis.
  • Coordinate support groups for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking.
  • Provide appropriate mental health assessments for students.
  • Provide consultation to administrators, faculty, and staff with respect to student issues and mental health concerns, within bounds of professional ethical principles regarding confidentiality.
  • Make appropriate academic, career, and mental health referrals to the campus and/or the community.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


A master's degree or higher in mental health, clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or a closely related field with at least two years of experience and licensure as a mental health provider is required.  Additionally, we require a minimum of two years of experience in individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, outreach, education, and consultation. 

Specialization in trauma counseling for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking is preferred.  Further, a preference is given to candidates with experience within a college counseling center. 

Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to form strong working/collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff members, and the ability to relate effectively with diverse members of the University community are also essential.

Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large.  Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.




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Posted: 11/9/2017
Application Due: 11/9/2018
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