MH Counselor or Staff Psychologist, Focus on Serving BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ Students

Lewis & Clark College,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Sep 17th, '20


Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

Position is currently available. Start date prior to January 18, 2020 preferred.

Last Updated:

Thu, Sep 17th, '20

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  • Full Time

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.

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.

  • Master’s degree or higher in psychology, social work, counseling or closely related field.  
  • Licensed as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, or marriage & family therapist in Oregon or able to obtain Oregon license prior to the first day of employment.
  • Minimum two years experience providing clinical services in mental health settings.
  • Evidence of sustained pursuit of knowledge and experience working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally-informed clinical services to diverse and traditionally under-served student groups (e.g. BIPOC/Multicultural, LGBTQIA+, international students, first generation students).
  • Interest in engaging fully in the typical work of a college counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training.
  • Experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.

  • Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups.

  • Experience and interest in providing clinical supervision to graduate clinicians-in-training.


Salary commensurate with experience. Further, we are committed to the professional development of staff, and offer an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance; a retirement plan; a tuition assistance program for employees and eligible dependents, and generous vacation benefits. 


Please apply online through Lewis & Clark Jobs.