Staff Counselor

Ohio University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Jul 3rd, '20


July 15, 2020

Start Date:

August 15, negotiable

Last Updated:

Fri, Jul 3rd, '20

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  • Full Time

The Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs at Ohio University, seeks to fill two clinical counselor or clinical social worker positions to join an exciting team of diverse professionals. These are generalist counselor positions responsible for providing mental health services to student clients at Counseling and Psychological Services, including after-hours emergency, supervising Master’s level graduate interns in Counselor Education and Social Work, and engaging in outreach programming. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

1. Provide individual, couple, and group counseling; doing drop-in and triage, crisis intervention, and after-hours crisis response. Be inclusive, equity-oriented, and diversity-aware. We seek a professional committed to working with people holding similar and different worldviews while advocating for inclusion of all persons.
2. Provide psycho-education outreach programming and consultation including suicide gatekeeper program. Conduct liaison work as assigned.
3. Supervise and evaluate clinical work of doctoral and/or masters interns and trainees. Advance cultural competency of trainees and supervisees.
4. Attend weekly clinical and staff meetings and participate in committees within and outside the center. Participate in diversity and social justice initiatives of the center and the Division of Student Affairs.
5. Perform administrative responsibilities such necessary documentation and preparation for clinical work

Work Schedule: 8am to 5pm on workdays, some evening and weekend hours as needed, be part of the rotation to carry crisis phone 4 to 6 weeks a year and be able to respond in person within 30 minutes at the Athens Campus in order to respond to after hours crisis calls.

Decisions of the CPS staff are governed by ethics and standards of professional practice; licensing requirements of the State of Ohio; Ohio University policies and procedures; CPS policies and procedures; and HIPAA Standards. A background check is required. Start date is negotiable.

Minorities and racially diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Counseling and Psychological Services is a comprehensive university counseling center located in Athens, OH, in Southeastern Ohio. CPS is an interdisciplinary and multiculturally proficient center actively engaged and committed in providing compassionate mental health services, outreach, and training. CPS fosters the mental health of students of OU and actively collaborates with staff and faculty as it strives to nurture student success, and contribute to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally aware campus community. CPS is a dynamic part of the Division of Student Affairs and is highly utilized by students and other campus constituents seeking a variety of mental health services. Staff are cohesive, collegial, engaged, and passionate about working within a campus environment. CPS runs a large training program comprised of psychology, counselor education and social work graduate trainees and a doctoral psychology internship. CPS is an IACS accredited counseling center and has an APA accredited psychology doctoral internship program. CPS is committed to providing high quality and best standards of practice; the clinical service, training, outreach, and professional development are informed by research, local data, and benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions. CPS identifies closely with the OHIO’s values and the mission and strategic plan of the Division of Student Affairs.

Please visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) for more information about our department. 

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Applicants must have a Master’s degree from an accredited Counseling or Social Work program by the time of appointment. Must be licensed in Ohio as a Professional Counselor or Social Worker. Two years of (30 to 40 hours a week) postmasters clinical/counseling experience with college age or adult population. Should secure independent license (PCC or LISW) within 18 months of hire.


Licensed as PCC or LISW; experience and interest in providing psychological services to diverse populations including persons of color, international students, non-traditional students, veterans, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ populations, training in providing individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and psychological assessment of college or adult population, experience providing supervision to Counseling/Social Work trainees or in a related field.


Base salary $55,000 to 60,000 depending on experience. Medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement. 


Please complete the online application and attach required documents: Required documents include a cover letter, resume/CV, a list of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts. For references, please provide names and current contact information (phone and email). In addition, applicants will be prompted to key-in contact information for these same references when completing the online application. The recommenders will receive an auto-generated email invitation to upload a recommendation letter utilizing an unique link.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications by July 15, 2020 for full consideration.