To provide clinical counseling services including psychological assessment and crisis management for Colby-Sawyer College students within a context of an integrated health and counseling setting. Reports to the Director of Baird Health and Counseling Center. Daily interactions with all College constituencies require diplomacy, judgment, and an understanding of the College’s culture and vision.
This position is for a licensed mental health counselor:
- 30 hours/week (9am-3pm)
- 36 weeks per year
- August to May
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Clinically assess students who present themselves or are referred for counseling services.
- Effectively formulate, both orally and in writing, individualized assessments and treatments plans and guide the process of therapy towards treatment goals.
- Collaborate with Baird Center staff in order to provide a collaborative approach to the student’s overall well being.
- Initiate, plan and develop psycho-educational programs, training sessions, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students on a variety of topics affecting students as clinical counseling schedule permits.
- Keep abreast of current developments in the field and stay aware of the changing needs and issues of college students. Keep current with state and federal regulations affecting the counseling field.
- Assist the Director of Baird Center in assessing the quality of clinic services.
- Share reasonable after-hour on-call duties, proportional to work schedule, for student psychological assessment and crisis management.
- Consult with outside health care professionals, parents/families and refer as needed to appropriate health care providers.
- Ensure student’s confidentiality and accurate record keeping.
- Serve as a liaison and consultant to other departments in facilitating an integrated approach to student care. May include collaboration with Citizenship Education, Residential Education, Campus Safety, Academic Development Center, Athletic Training and/or other faculty/staff.
- Supervise counseling interns including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating..
- Observe safety requirements. Report safety issues and items requiring work orders to supervisor or security.
- Work effectively with all college employees and students.
- Be prepared to present specific cases on weekly basis to counseling staff
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Education and/or Experience
- Master’s degree in counseling psychology, social work or related discipline or psychiatric nurse practitioner training with relevant license
- Two or more years experience in direct clinical services for adolescents, young adults, and adults
- Broad base of technical knowledge related to counseling theories and techniques
- References which corroborate proficient skills in evaluating and treating psychological problems and in crisis intervention
Attendance & Punctuality
- Always regular and prompt
- Must physically be present at work
- Flexibility to be available as arranged on call after hours for student psychological emergencies
- General computer skills with working knowledge MS Office software
Other Skills & Abilities
- Effective communication skills, oral & written
- The ability to work effectively with a variety of constituencies including students, parents/families, faculty/staff and other professionals
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel
- The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear
- The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision
The work environment is consistent with general office conditions, with moderate noise.
E-mail your cover letter and résumé to CSCjobs@colby-sawyer.edu or stop by the Human Resources office in Colgate Hall room 105 to complete an application.