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Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 792014
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Com Admissions And Student Life 40001011
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly
Position Summary

The College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking a licensed mental health professional to serve as the Manager of Wellness & Counseling Services. In this position, this supports the Director in development, implementation, and assessment of unit policies and procedures, as well as day-to-day management of clinical, outreach, and training functions for all three campuses, including East Lansing, Macomb University Center, and Detroit Medical Center. In this capacity, this role will also share responsibilities for supervising and supporting staff team members. The Manager will maintain a counseling caseload providing a range of services, including but not limited to short-and-intermediate-term psychotherapy, emergency assessments and intervention, and consultation. Other critical duties involve responding to daytime and afterhours student emergencies, CARE Team referrals and other emergent situations.

This position will primarily work from the MSU/East Lansing office but may also provide therapeutic services and outreach activities to the other sites on an as-need basis.

The position requires demonstration of multiculturally competent training and experience with individuals from diverse backgrounds including underrepresented and non-traditional students, LGBTQIA, veterans, and international status. Clinical duties will entail a range of services including, but not limited to, intake assessments, individual and group counseling, and documentation of student therapeutic contacts. Further expectations include experience or interest in crisis management, mental health first aid, suicide prevention, mindfulness meditation training, and evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and third wave behavioral therapies (e.g., ACT, DBT, MBSR, MBCT).

Specific skills require 2-3 years of previous supervisory experience, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to establish rapport with students, faculty and staff, and psychotherapy experience with the spectrum of mental health issues, including, but not limited to, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma, sexual assault and relationship violence, acculturation and interpersonal difficulties, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and learning disabilities.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one to two years post-bachelor degree work, such as a master’s in counseling, clinical psychology, or social work; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a clinic/agency environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job also requires certification or licensing by the State of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working collaboratively and effectively within team oriented, interprofessional settings in healthcare systems and/or higher education. Familiarity preferred with wellness promotion practices, medical and PA student education and training, and osteopathic principles of holistic health.

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing five to seven years of post- graduate degree work such as a master’s in counseling, clinical psychology, or social work, or progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a clinic/agency environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover letter, be prepared to provide three professional references.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Hours


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding Eligibility ends on July 5, 2022 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Jun 29, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 26, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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