Counselor in Residence #182785

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Counselor in Residence #182785


Counseling & Psychological Svcs

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

This is a full-time; time limited position (not to exceed three years).

This position will begin on or around July 15, 2021.

The salary for the position is $38,500. Additionally, room (an apartment on campus) and a meal plan is a part of the employment package.

This position is designed for individuals who are interested in meeting the requirements for licensure in the State of North Carolina and working with a multi-disciplinary team to focus on clinical services to residential students.

The responsibilities for the counselor in residence position include providing individual (short-term) and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, and after-hours on-call service primarily to residential students at WCU.
Furthermore, this individual will be a liaison to the Residential Living Department to provide consultation and training to Residential Living Staff on matters relating to mental health. The position consists of living on campus and providing some after-hours services to students.

Necessary supervision for licensure will be provided by an appropriately credentialed CAPS’ staff member.

Minimum Qualifications:

*Must have a completed masters degree in psychology, social work or counseling and must be license eligible in North Carolina.

*Must have experience providing outpatient clinical services to adolescents.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience working in residential living such as a Resident Assistant, Graduate Assistant, or Resident Director.

*Experience working in a university counseling center.

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Time-Limited Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a full-time; time limited position (not to exceed three years).

To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, current resume and list of references to complete the application process.

Please contact Betsy Aspinwall, Search Committee Chair, if you have any questions. She may be contacted by phone at 828.227.7469 or by email at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time