Staff Counselor

Lawrence University,

Wellness Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Aug 5th, '20


August 14, 2020

Start Date:

August 14, 2020

Last Updated:

Wed, Aug 5th, '20


REPORTS TO: Associate Dean of Students for Wellness Services
LOCATION: Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center

Provide counseling, programmatic outreach, and related services to Lawrence University’s diverse student population. Consult with campus constituents and local mental health providers as needed. Work closely with Wellness Services staff members to provide comprehensive care to the students of Lawrence University. Services are currently provided via telehealth due to the pandemic.

• Provide culturally-sensitive assessment and counseling services to students. Offer individual, couples, and group sessions to meet wide range of students’ mental health and developmental needs.
• Offer consultation to the college community, local and students’ home mental health providers, campus Wellness Services staff, Student Life, Center for Academic Success and others.
• Apply experience working with a diverse student population on prevention, assessment and treatment of mental health needs.
• Develop and implement outreach programs and training sessions.
• Provide support during campus crises and participate in de-briefing following incidents.
• Ensure accurate and timely record-keeping including counseling notes.
• Participate and represent Wellness Services on student life and campus-wide committees as appropriate; represent Lawrence University in community initiatives as time allows and as directed by supervisor.
• Attend conferences and seminars as part of professional development activities; continue to enhance professional skills and remain current regarding best practices in counseling field.
• Work collaboratively with other staff in Wellness Services, contracted doctors and other health care providers.
• Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Associate Dean.

Will work collaboratively with Wellness Services staff colleagues, Student Life staff, contracted physicians, Center for Academic Success staff, faculty, students, and local health and mental health professionals.


• Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work is field required. Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D or comparable degree in clinical or counseling psychology will also be considered.
• Licensed (or eligible to be licensed within two years of hire) in State of Wisconsin as a mental health professional.
• Demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency and clear interest in all dimensions of diversity.
• Experience and demonstrated competence in both individual and group counseling with diverse populations including, but not limited to domestic and international students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first generation college students, students with disabilities, and students of various ethnicities, cultures, and religious backgrounds.
• Proven knowledge of and commitment to the highest legal and ethical professional standards.
• Strong interpersonal skills including listening, writing, and oral communication abilities.
• Ability to assess students’ mental health needs and offer appropriate responses.
• Strong consultation skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
• Ability to perform well under stress and in emergency situations.
• Word processing and computer skills.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the staff; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related counseling initiatives or research; and (3) showing interest in developing programs to address the mental health needs of a diverse student body.
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.


Please submit resume, cover letter, and a statement on your experience related to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the field of mental health and ways that you could contribute to these efforts at Lawrence University.
Must have successful completion of criminal record check, driving record check (where applicable) and reference check