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Position TitleCounselorAbout Susquehanna

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary

Job Summary
The Counselor provides clinical, emergency, consultation and outreach services to the Susquehanna University community. The counselor provides clinical expertise in at least one of the following: eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, men’s issues, MBSR, or DBT. The Counseling Center staff functions in a cooperative and collaborative environment, and the Counselor contributes to this both internally and within the larger university. Consistent with our commitment to provide a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all persons who walk through our door, the counselor provides culturally appropriate services to all students.

Specific Responsibilities
•Provide individual and group clinical services to students, primarily but not exclusively brief individual therapy, to address personal, interpersonal and developmental concerns.
•Consult with psychiatrist, medical providers, and other mental health professionals as appropriate.
•Participate in emergency services, including day-time emergencies and evening and week-end on-call.
•Consult with students, parents, faculty and staff regarding mental health and developmental needs of students as needed and appropriate.
•Maintain relevant paperwork and documentation.
•Participate in outreach and peer training efforts, particularly in areas of expertise, including collaborating with Student Affairs staff and/or faculty.
•Participate in or chair committees as assigned by Director on an on-going or as-needed basis.
•As assigned, represents the Counseling Center and/or Susquehanna University at on-campus events, including summer events for in-coming or prospective students, and off-campus meetings of appropriate professional organizations.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of English language including meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal presentation to groups. Ability to set priorities and advocate team concepts; work collaboratively with faculty and staff. Knowledge of an EMR system (Titanium) and Microsoft, particularly Word and PowerPoint. Position requires complete trustworthiness and the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues. Excellent customer service with students, parents, medical/psychiatric professionals is expected.

Master’s in psychology, counseling, or social work required. Appropriate licensure or license-eligible in Pennsylvania required. For social workers: LCP required, for counselors: LPC required, for psychologist: license eligibility required. Postdoctoral supervision for psychologists can be provided.

Three years of clinical experience, experience working with young adult population, experience in at least one of the following: eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, men’s issues, MBSR, or DBT is required.

Physical Demand
Normal office environment. Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.

Preferred Qualifications

For social workers: LCSW preferred, for Counselors: LPC with NBCC certification preferred, for psychologist: already licensed preferred.

Experience working within a college or university counseling center is preferred.

Special Instructions to the ApplicantBenefits EligibleYesNumber of Months10 monthsOther Number of MonthsAugust-MayFull-Time/Part-TimePart TimeWork Schedule/Hours per WeekOther - 24 hpwPosting date07/25/2019Closing date08/24/2019Open Until FilledNoAnticipated Start DatePosting NumberAH00614Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest degree earned?
    • Doctorate Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Bachelor Degree
    • ABD
    • Associate Degree
    • Some college courses
    • High School Diploma
    • GED
Documents for ApplicationRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
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Posted: 7/26/2019
Application Due: 8/29/2019
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