Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full time, 40 hours per week/ten month per year position in the Gustavus Adolphus College Counseling Center to begin August 17th, 2020. The Mental Health Therapist will have a focus on providing services to students of color and other underrepresented Gustavus students through outreach, programming, and in providing counseling and psychotherapy. Through this work, the aim is to advance intentional efforts to provide services to our increasingly diverse college student population.
Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Center, this position serves an essential role as a direct mental health service provider to all students, with a special focus on underrepresented students. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the impact that inequality, prejudice, and marginalization can have on students from underrepresented populations, including students of color, first generation students, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA, and have the skills and experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to address/diminish this impact. The Mental Health Therapist will engage in meaningful outreach activities with appropriate community partners and cultural student groups intended to promote increased access for services.
Additionally, this position requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model. The Mental Health Therapist provides initial triage and intake assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, assessments regarding danger to self or others, referrals, outreach, psychoeducational workshops, and consultation.
ABOUT GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE
Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education, both curricular and co-curricular.
Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Counseling Center’s mission is to provide a safe and inclusive environment which fosters the wellbeing, resiliency, and holistic development of all students.