Counselor

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Counselor

Job no: 496206
Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs at Bucknell University is seeking a Counselor to provide temporary support to the Counseling and Student Development Center during the Spring 2019 semester. The Counselor will provide individual and group counseling/psychotherapy for students having psychological or mental health concerns of a personal, social, academic, vocational and/or emotional nature. Additionally, the Counselor will provide consultation services to students, faculty, staff and other identified clientele of the office. The Counselor will maintain strict adherence to ethical principles and legal definitions of the profession. Specific responsibilities of the position are as follows -

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Provide professional counseling and psychotherapy for students.
2. Assist with referrals of students to resources on and off campus.
3. Consult with University staff and faculty, students, family members and other professionals to assist students.
4. Provide services consistent with professional ethical standards and generally accepted standards of practice.

Administrative Responsibilities:
1. Maintain appropriate documentation of services and client records.
2. Contribute to the office’s operational responsibilities, e.g., budgetary responsibilities, educational projects, office planning, assistance with university programs such as orientation, etc.
3. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Masters degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, or Social Work.
2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania.
3. Experience in higher education and with college-age students preferable.
4. Demonstrated competency in counseling, clinical and group skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Masters degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, or Social Work.
2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania.
3. Experience in higher education and with college-age students preferable.
4. Demonstrated competency in counseling, clinical and group skills.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

Advertised: 16 Jan 2019 Eastern Standard Time
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