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Licensed Professional Counselor(s) (LPC)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Working Title:

Licensed Professional Counselor(s) (LPC)

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Sensitive Position:


Sensitive Position Statement:

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority:


Campus Security Authority Statement:

This position is NOT designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel:


Designated Personnel Statement:

This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Statement of Economic Interest Statement:

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position:


Restricted Position Statement:

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.

Chief Objective of Position:

The Department of Counseling Services is seeking one or more Licensed Professional Counselor(s) (LPC) to assist students in defining and accomplishing personal and academic goals. To provide counseling, including on-call crisis intervention, to assist students in overcoming specific personal, educational or behavioral problems that interfere with healthy living and success at the university. To support the development of students by helping all students enhance their growth potential and thereby benefit from their academic and social environment.

Work Tasks:

1. To provide individual and group counseling, consultation, and outreach focused on developmental needs and issues of students.
2. Provide on-call crisis counseling and intervention support to students in need.
3. Provide psycho-education about anxiety, depression, stress, emotional regulation, relationships, eating concerns, substance abuse, sexual assault and other topics of concern to the welfare of students.
4. Support student adjustment and student learning in the residence hall through appropriate outreach and educational programs and services.
5. Train residence hall advisor and others in suicide awareness and appropriate referral, listening skills, conflict management, crisis intervention and other topics as needed.
6. Provide consulting services as needed concerning student issues related to counseling, development and behavior management in the residential community.
7. Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and relations with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, administrators, other employees, other agency personnel and community members. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service. Completes all work in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.
8. Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.
9. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to support office functions and services.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

Strong abilities in counseling, crisis response, outreach programming and communication. Knowledge concerning individual and group counseling theory and practice. Skills in providing individual and group counseling. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:

Knowledge concerning counseling special populations including those who are at-risk for suicide and victims of sexual assault and substance abuse. Knowledge of principles of consultation. Knowledge of student development. Skills in providing individual and group counseling to special populations including those who are at-risk students for suicide and victims of sexual assault and substance abuse. Skills in program management and administration.

Required Education:

Must possess a master’s degree in counseling, counselor education, social work or clinical or counseling psychology by start date. Course work and appropriate training should include individual and group counseling, crisis response, psychological assessment, theories of personality, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, standards of ethical practice and substance abuse prevention. The successful candidate must be currently licensed or license eligible. If not currently licensed, the position requirement is to obtain Virginia licensure within two years of date of hire.

Preferred Education:

Education beyond the master’s.

Experience Required:

Experience in providing individual or group counseling. Experience in crisis counseling an intervention to include on-call response and emergency hospitalization procedures.

Experience Preferred:

Experience counseling special populations to include those who are at-risk for suicide and victims of sexual assault and substance abuse. Prior experience working in a university counseling center.

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

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Application Instructions:

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin July 5, 2021. Applications received after July 5, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO Statement :

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
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