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Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation.

Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.

Lynn is currently accepting applications for the Counselor position. The Counselor provides mental health services to the students at Lynn University.

This full time position works a 10 month schedule , mid-August to mid-June.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling services to students who seek this support or whom have been referred for the service from campus partners.
  • Provide individual and group counseling in areas that may include, but are not limited to: personal development, educational success strategies, interpersonal relationships and processes, relationships, social problems, communication skills, substance abuse issues, identity development, and personal values.
  • Maintain documentation on presenting issues and on-going treatment plans through the use of electronic charts, as well as all client records and files.
  • Apply self-assessment techniques, when appropriate, to foster client self-understanding and decision-making skills.
  • Facilitate crisis intervention assessment and services as needed.
  • Assist with maintaining and creating resources for existing clients and for prevention education.
  • Encourage and support personal growth of all clients.
  • Initiate, organize and present educational programs as needed.
  • Construct and assess student learning outcomes programs and services.
  • Support and implement the divisional and University mission and strategic plan.
  • Support and advocate for the needs and interests of students.
  • Serve on University committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Attend and participate in weekly departmental meetings.
  • Consult with psychiatric nurse practitioner on cases involving shared clients.
  • Offer consultation to all University faculty and staff regarding mental health concerns within the campus community.
  • Provide crisis intervention, assessments, evaluations, outreach and referrals.
  • Maintain professional conduct and ethical behavior at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality and a high standard of professional care for all clients.
  • Maintain flexibility and ability in managing multiple clinical situations simultaneously, work well under pressure, work independently, and contribute as a member of a multi-disciplinary department and division.
  • This position requires evening hours to complete positon requirements; some weekend hours are necessary to assist with University initiatives and programs.
  • Provide after-hours care through an on-call rotation for crisis/and emergency situations.
  • Administer all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited University in counseling psychology, mental health or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related professional experience required, preferably as a licensed and practicing psychotherapist.
  • Must already possess or be able to successfully obtain licensure as a Licensed Psychotherapist through the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulations within first six (6) months of employment.
  • Must maintain licensure and abide by all requirements of the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulations throughout employment.
  • Professional experience working with diverse individuals and groups that present with a variety of psychological issues.
  • Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekend hours as necessary.
  • Ability to serve in an on-call rotation for crisis/emergency situations.
  • Professional experience with successfully organizing and facilitating group therapy sessions for a variety of group topics.
  • Possess a specialty or significant professional experience on matters related to: gender issues, LGBTQ, learning differences and/or multicultural/social justice issues affecting students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a college or university setting and/or with college aged clients is strongly preferred.
  • Professional experience and/or training facilitating and implementing short-term models of treatment.
  • Knowledge and prior experience with Titanium software.
  • Candidates who are bilingual are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Ability to use and keep current with an electronic medical recording system.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills.

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at [email protected]; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling+1 561-237-7639.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free.



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Job No: 929335
Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 11/30/2018
Work Type:
Salary: DOE