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Mental Health Counselor

Job description

Overview

Macalester College seeks to hire a full-time, 9 month/year, Mental Health Counselor. This position supports the mental health needs of Macalester students. The successful candidate will possess knowledge in providing mental health care to a diverse student population. They will provide clinical intervention and support services for students challenged by emotional and mental health concerns that compromise their personal and academic stability and success, including individual short-term counseling, crisis intervention, support group services, consultation and referral. They will also participate in programmatic and outreach initiatives related to mental health. This position serves a diverse, traditional-age college student population, sits in Macalester College's Hamre Center for Health & Wellness, and reports directly to the Director of Counseling.

Responsibilities
  • Provides short-term, individual and group mental health counseling.
  • Provides crisis intervention including drop-in hours and other forms of crisis response coverage.
  • Provides collaborative community education programming, trainings and/or outreach services.
  • Prepares appropriate documentation and reporting. 
  • Participates in and contributes to staff meetings, case consultations, and committee assignments. 
  • Provides referral guidance and consultation services to students, parents and the larger campus community. Supports coverage for after hours services by serving in an on call consultation on rotating or as needed basis.
  • Prepares appropriate documentation and reports.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development and campus life.
  • Actively engages in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion to increase individual capacity to support institutional changes that create and sustain a welcoming and inclusive environment across the Macalester community.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology or related mental health field required.
  • Must be licensed, or license eligible, in the state of Minnesota to practice in stated counseling related field or working toward licensure.
  • 1-3 years of professional mental health counseling experience required.
  • Experience and efficacy at providing mental health services to a diverse student population.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and therapy groups. 
  • Must have the ability to assess and treat mental health conditions and be able to develop appropriate counseling strategies to meet the needs of a diverse student popultion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Preferred experience with alcohol and other drug assessment, BIPOC support, international student support, or LGBTQIA+ support.

Application Guidelines

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage.  Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

 

Ashley Ellingson

Talent Acquisition Manager

[email protected]

 

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Benefits

Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit Macalester Benefits for more information about what Macalester has to offer its employees. 

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 1/4/2022
Work Type: Full Time
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