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Crisis Counselor

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Salary is 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 Crisis Counselor. The Crisis Counselor position reports to a member of the CAPS senior leadership team (which includes the Executive Director, Senior Director of Clinical Services, and Director of Training). The primary purpose of this position is to be part of a new mental health care intake team, CAPS Access. This team (Crisis Counselor and Triage Counselors) will be responsible for assessing all students who call or walk in seeking mental health care, becoming an integral part of helping the student quickly access professional help. The team will speak with the student to determine their need(s) and help the student get connected to a provider who can best address their mental health concerns. Knowing students may arrive in varying degrees of mental wellness, our CAPS Access team will be prepared to be the first point of contact for all students, from those with need for minimal mental health support through those having an acute mental health crisis.

This Crisis Counselor will work collaboratively with our Triage Specialists and an interdisciplinary treatment team of therapists and support professionals to meet the diverse mental health needs of our global student community. The Access team will provide culturally responsive mental health services. Typical duties include: * Providing clinical screening and crisis intervention services, * Establishing appropriate stabilization and care plan for each person seeking services, * Responding to student inquiries for mental health care at end of crisis contact, * Finding internal and external resources in support of resolving the crisis, and * Ensuring appropriate information and referral for followup care. 

Required Qualifications:

* Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counseling, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy or Doctorate in Psychology from a counseling/clinical psychology accredited program.

* Eligible for licensure as LPC, LCSW, LMFT, or Licensed Psychologist in the state of Oregon within 2 years of employment.

*One year of culturally and trauma-informed clinical assessment, crisis intervention, case management, and mental health triage experience with high-risk adolescents and/or adults.

*Experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgruonds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.

*Strong organizational skills.

*Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with colleagues and clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Current Oregon license (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PhD, PsyD).

* Experience working in a multidisciplinary team of health and mental health professionals.

* Knowledge of and experience engaging with community partners and resources.

* Demonstrated ability to provide remote and in-person counseling services. 

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