Counselor - #005321
Posting Information: Full time 11-month position. The Counselor works within Counseling & Psychological Services as a generalist to provide mental health services to students. The department is interdisciplinary and comprised of licensed counselors, licensed clinical social workers and licensed psychologists. The department also offers practicum training for WCU students who are enrolled in one of the mental health master's programs and hosts an APA Accredited Psychology Internship. The responsibilities of the Counselor involve providing direct clinical services to students within our highly utilized center. These services include individual and group counseling, crisis intervention (daytime and evening/weekends on rotating basis), and outreach programming. Additionally, the Counselor will provide supervision of master's level practicum students and, at times, doctoral level Psychology Interns. CAPS' staff collaborate with various student affairs departments and other campus partners, as appropriate, to focus on the mental health needs of students. CAPS is a department within the Health & Wellness Unit of the Student Affairs Division. The other departments in the unit consist of Campus Recreation & Wellness and Health Services. These three departments work collaboratively to provide for the health needs of the campus and to encourage students to be involved, healthy and well.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Successful candidates must have a completed Masters' degree in counseling or social work August 1st, 2018 and be licensed or eligible for licensure as a LPC or LCSW in North Carolina. Must have experience working in a university counseling center or with the college-aged population in an outpatient setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Prefer at least two years of experience providing clinical services in a counseling center. Additional expertise in at least one area including but not limited to multicultural concerns, men's issues, mindfulness, DBT, mood management, trauma, or crisis management is highly desired. We seek candidates that can demonstrate their experiences in working with diverse students, faculty and staff an in providing culturally sensitive training to master's and doctoral level trainees.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, you must apply online. Attach a cover letter, current vita, and a list of professional references (include complete contact information). For questions and additional information, please contact Dr. Kim Gorman at [email protected] or 828-227-7469.