Counselor / Therapist

Employer
Allegheny College
Location
Meadville, PA

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Counselor / Therapist November 14th 2022
Tagged: Counseling Center

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Counselor/Therapist. The position is a full-time, 11-month, exempt position reporting to the Clinical Director/Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center. The Counseling and Personal Development Center provides brief individual and group counseling for Allegheny College students. Our counselors are approachable, empathetic, and willing to grow and learn with needs of our student population.

This position supports the campus-wide mental health and wellness education, and prevention initiatives while also serving the personal and psychological needs of students through counseling, psychoeducation, referral, and support services. Allegheny College is seeking a diversity-focused clinician who will provide inclusive mental health support through therapy and outreach programming for students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology. In addition, the candidate should possess the following:

  • Licensed, license eligible, or actively working towards licensure in Pennsylvania (must be obtained within 1 year of hire).
  • 2+ years of experience in mental health counseling/therapy.
    • Experience in individual therapy is required; group therapy experience is desired.
    • Experience with a young-adult population.
  • Specialization in serving diverse populations, including, but not limited to, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of identity development, gender and gender non-conformist philosophy, and concepts of intersectionality, racial trauma, social justice, and civic engagement.
  • A proven track record of building strong relationships across a wide range of constituencies, including students, faculty, divisional staff, administrative colleagues, alumni, parents, and members of the surrounding community.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and/or leading programming, trainings, presentations, or workshops is desired.
  • A collegial, friendly, flexible, and collaborative approach to student development, leadership, and campus culture.
  • Experience in crisis and risk management and overseeing the resolution of complex student issues.
  • A commitment to shared governance and sensitivity, fairness, compassion, empathy, objectivity, and transparency in decision-making.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide individual brief therapy and group counseling with students experiencing personal / social / family / mental health and related concerns.
  2. Consult with students, parents, faculty, and administrators on matters related to the Counseling and Personal Development Center Office.
  3. Refer and connect students with resources on and off-campus.
  4. Attend and participate in regular supervisions with director and meetings with colleagues.
  5. Conduct diagnostic assessments, triages, and return to campus assessments.
  6. Provide crisis intervention for students with mental health concerns.
  7. Build relationships and strong collaborations within Student Life and across the institution.
  8. Participate in departmental and divisional meetings and committees as needed.
  9. Occasional evening hours may be requested for programming and groups or may be required in the event of an emergent mental health situation.
  10. Develop and implement programming and training by presenting workshops, lectures, and public information sessions to the College community.
  11. Operate within ethical codes (ACA or other applicable to licensure), Pennsylvania laws, Allegheny College and CPDC specific procedures, as well as FERPA and HIPAA policies. This includes maintenance and punctual completion of paperwork.
  12. Other duties, as assigned / required.

COMPETENCIES

  • Accountability / Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines, and work schedules.
  • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create an environment that supports and embraces diversity.
  • Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines the appropriate course of action based on an ethical decision-making model within applicable codes of ethics and laws.
  • Teamwork: Promotes and encourages participation, cooperation, and mutual support to achieve goals.
  • Adaptability / Flexibility: Responds positively to changing center/community needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives. Openness to growth and feedback.

ALLEGHENY STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

posted 07/22/2022

reposted 11/14/2022

Organization

Working at  Allegheny College

Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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