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Coordinator of Veteran and Military Connected Student Mental Health & Wellness

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
mid-60s or higher depending on skill, education, and experience

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

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Oregon State University enthusiastically invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator of Veteran/Military Connected Student Mental Health & Wellness. The primary purpose of this position is to support the success of Veteran and military connected students at OSU through the provision of clinical services, consultation, outreach, programming, and advocacy. This individual will work collaboratively with community and university agencies that serve Veteran and military connected students.




The creation of this position is a part of CAPS’ ongoing commitment to focusing on the needs of underserved student populations in our community. This work must be informed by a thorough and nuanced understanding of the unique lived experiences of Veteran/military connected students. Understanding the impact of military trauma, military sexual trauma, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, depression, and substance use are essential for this role.  In addition, understanding cultural norms around asking for help and expectations within the military including rank and chain of command, will be critical to success in this position.




Required Qualifications 


  • Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counseling, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctorate in Psychology, or similar degree from a counseling/clinical accredited program. Eligible for licensure as LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, or doctorate in clinical/counseling psychology in the state of Oregon within 2 years of employment. Experience providing counseling/mental health services to Veteran or military connected clients. Demonstrated familiarity with the mental health impacts of military service, depression, military sexual trauma, substance abuse, and/or PTSD on Veteran and military connected populations. Demonstrated ability to build trust and form community. Understanding of or experience providing brief therapeutic interventions. Experience balancing multiple simultaneous demands in a fast-paced work environment. 

Preferred Qualifications


  • Currently licensed as LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, or doctorate in clinical/counseling psychology. Two years of post-graduate professional counseling experience. Experience consulting/liaising with campus and/or community partners serving Veterans and military connected populations. Demonstrated ability to connect and develop a network of care in support of the person and/or person's families regarding mental health needs. Experience with counseling military connected dependents and youth. Experience providing mental health promotion, i.e., outreach, programming, engagement. Experience providing mental health services in a higher education setting/in a college counseling center. Experience providing group therapy. Experience contributing to a multidisciplinary clinical team. Experience providing crisis assessment and support services for high-risk clients. This could include self-injurious behavior, suicide prevention, and homicide prevention.



Salary and Benefits


The anticipated salary range starts in the mid-60s or higher depending on skill, education, and experience. CAPS is committed to offering a competitive and equitable salary to qualified candidates. Included in the initial compensation package will be a stipend for moving-related expenses.




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(applications will not be accepted via email). For questions, please contact Marcey Bamba at or Willie Elfering at . OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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