Coordinator of Counseling and Outreach Services

Charleston, West Virginia
Jun 08, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Coordinator of Counseling and Outreach Services

Office of Student Life


University of Charleston


The University of Charleston seeks candidates for the full-time position of Coordinator of Counseling and Outreach Services in the Universities Counseling Center providing counseling and outreach services to UC students. The successful candidate will provide individual, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach programming, as well as referrals to psychiatric and/or medical personnel. The Coordinator of Counseling and Outreach Services will report to the Dean of Students and work closely with staff from the Office of Student Life, Disability Services, Career Services, Residence Life and Housing, Athletics, and other faculty and staff from across the campus.


  • Provides direct psychological counseling services to enrolled University of Charleston students; including short and longer term individual, group, relationship/couple counseling and crisis intervention while adhering to the APA Ethical Standards and Code of Conduct and applicable West Virginia state laws.
  • Provides accurate diagnoses, treatment planning, and uses standardized assessments and empirically based treatments as appropriate.
  • Collaborates and makes referrals to medical staff for evaluation or medication; and assists and coordinates hospitalization and outpatient treatment discharge plans.
  • Co-Chair the Behavioral Intervention Team while consulting and advising faculty, staff, and administrators concerning problem identification, response, and resolution techniques for psychologically troubled students.
  • Designs, coordinates, and conducts workshops and outreaches on psychosocial issues as needed.
  • Provides training to residential staff regarding basic counseling skills, problem identification and resolution or referral.
  • Presents project proposals and recommendations to improve services through use of data.
  • Completes work independently with broadly defined work objectives and limited review of overall results by supervisor.
  • Needs a solid understanding, and an ability to use and apply different concepts, theories, principles, practices, and terminology within counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Supervise a 10-month part time Counselor who will work 25 hours per week.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (doctoral degree preferred) in Counseling, Psychology, or Social work
  • Candidate is required to have a full license or be license eligible as a Mental Health Counselor/Clinician in the State of West Virginia
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in time-limited psychotherapy
  • Experience in the following but not limited to:
    • Crisis intervention and consultation
    • Eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, and self-harm
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and handle spontaneous work demands
  • Evidence of interest in working with a diverse student population and demonstrated multicultural competence
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy and data analysis.
  • Experience in providing outreach or psychoeducational programming; strong communication skills.

To apply for position, send cover letter and resume to:

University of Charleston

Attention: Virginia Moore, Dean of Students

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV  25304

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer