Counselor-Specialized in Servicing BIPOC Students

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Counselor-Specialized in Servicing BIPOC Students

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About 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 2,300 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:

The Counselor-Specialized in Servicing Black, Indigenous, People of Color Students provides clinical, emergency, consultation and outreach services to the Susquehanna University community, specifically, students of color and other marginalized groups, virtually.

Specific Responsibilities
•Serve as a liaison for the Counseling Center to Communities of Color.
•Provide individual and group clinical services to students, primarily but not exclusively brief individual therapy, to address personal and interpersonal concerns along with race-based stress, racism, marginalization, oppression, and racial trauma.
•Participate in outreach with Students of Color and other marginalized communities.
•Consult with psychiatrist, medical providers, and other mental health professionals as appropriate.
•Consult with students, parents, faculty and staff regarding mental health and developmental needs of students as needed and appropriate.
•Maintain relevant paperwork and documentation.

Required Qualifications:

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

Three years of demonstrated experience and/or expertise in working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color on issues of race-based stress, trauma, and racism and in providing therapy/counseling with Ethnic Minority people required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of English language including meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Skilled at written and verbal communication. Ability to use an EMR system (Titanium) and HIPPA compliant Zoom features. Knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.

Prefereed Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology preferred.

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 and experience working in a virtual environment including tele mental health preferred.

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Posted: 10/22/2020
Application Due: 12/21/2020
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