The Mental Health Counselor/Staff Psychologist provides mental health assessment and counseling services to all undergraduate, law, and graduate students. The successful candidate will have a specific focus on working with historically underrepresented students including Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multiracial and other students of color, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA+. The candidate will have an understanding of the strengths of these students, as well as the impact that inequality, prejudice, and marginalization can have on people from historically under-served populations The mental health counselor/staff psychologist will have the skills and experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to provide culturally responsive care and will collaborate with campus and community partners to engage in meaningful psycho-educational outreach to promote student success and well-being.
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 counselor/staff psychologist conducts initial assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, risk assessment, consultation and referrals. Service provision includes face-to-face and tele-mental health services to students regarding problems relating to stress, developmental issues, career, academics, interpersonal concerns, trauma and other mental health concerns.
We seek candidates with evidence of training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in working with Multiracial/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ students towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally responsive individual, group and community interventions.
We are committed to developing our staff to more fully reflect the diversity of our student body and the society at large. Members of historically underrepresented groups in mental health professions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position is full time for 9 months (Aug-May), and two days per week for 10 weeks of summer.
What You'll Do:
- Provide personal counseling services via time-limited individual, group and marital/couples therapy modalities. This includes crisis intervention, psycho-therapeutic, situational, relational, academic and developmental counseling.
- Collaborate with Student Life staff, faculty, and administrators to provide support for historically under-served student populations including Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial and other students of color, first generation students, international students, and/or LGBTQIA+ students.
- Provide assessment and diagnostic services related to developing effective treatment plans and making appropriate referrals of student clients; serve as an advocate and as a liaison in the referral of students to on- and off-campus resources.
- Provide consultation services for students, faculty, parents and staff related to psychological issues. For example, responds to calls from faculty, staff, students and parents who are concerned about students-at-risk or students failing academically.
- Maintain appropriate and timely documentation (e.g. clinical notes) for all services, using the Counseling Service’s electronic health records system.
- Attend weekly staff meetings; participate in regular supervision or consultation regarding cases; maintain knowledge of ethical and legal standards of care; provide all services in keeping with these standards. Obtain relevant continuing education to maintain license and develop professional skills.
- Conduct and collaborate on psycho-educational workshops and preventive outreach for students, faculty and staff, particularly focused on the mental health needs of historically underrepresented student groups.
- Other duties as assigned.
ABOUT LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.