Counselor - 10 months

Feb 27, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Counselor - 10 months

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: Student Development & Counseling (72200)

Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:
The Counselor's primary function is to provide services to address student needs for personal, social, academic and professional development. Provide services through individual counseling, group counseling, outreach programming and consultation. Additionally the Counselor assists the Director in the selection, supervision and development of interns. The Counselor also acts as a consultant for faculty, staff and parents who have concerns about students and to help to educate the campus community about student development needs and issues.

Diversity Statement:
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more. The Institution is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in our competitive global marketplace.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Counseling Students: Provide short-term counseling to WPI students to address student concerns and make referrals to local resources where appropriate. Provide mandated counseling for students referred judicially. Organize market and lead group counseling for WPI students where appropriate. Provide crisis counseling as needed.

    Outreach Programming: Design, market and present outreach programming for student constituencies on topics related to personal and professional development. Work in coordination with other offices on campus to provide programming in key areas including RA and CA development, student leadership development, alcohol education and in support of Greek life.

    Training and Development: Assist in the development and marketing of the SDCC intern training program. Assist in the selection, training and ongoing support of interns. Design and implement internal staff development seminars. Provide clinical consultation to other professional staff within the SDCC. Develop and maintain the internal clinical resource library.

    Clinical Consultation: Consult with faculty, staff, students, and parents about concerns with WPI students and follow up as necessary. Participate in monthly Worcester Consortium of Counselors meetings. Cultivate and maintain relationships with (and maintain a file of) key clinical resources in the area to provide for effective referrals.

    Student Affairs and Campus Life: Participate in division of Student Affairs and Campus Life meetings and activities. Serve on division or campus wide committees as appropriate.

    Connect with Campus Community: Establish and maintain a constituency of faculty and staff on campus. Participate in on campus programming (faculty/staff/student Training) to increase visibility of SDCC. Participate in major events organized by other offices on campus as appropriate.
    Other duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements

  • • Master’s degree in counselor education, counseling psychology, social work, higher education counseling or clinical psychology required.

    • License eligible as a mental health counselor, psychologist or Social Worker in the State of Massachusetts.

    • Experience working in a college counseling environment preferred.

    • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work with a diverse population of students in individual, group and programmatic settings.

    • Willing and able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

    Posting Date: 02/26/2018

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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