The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) at Reed College is accepting applications for a Staff Counselor - Black Specialist, who focuses on providing services to support the success and mental well-being of Black/African-American students through the provision of clinical services. These services include conducting initial assessments, providing individual and group therapy/workshops, consultation, outreach, programming, and collaboration with campus partners. As with all Counseling Services staff, this position serves as a generalist, providing a full range of clinical services to the larger Reed student population.
The creation of this position is a part of Reed College’s commitment to antiracism and social justice. The successful candidate has a comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of Black/African-American young adults or students, particularly in predominantly white institutions. Understanding the impact of racial stress, racial trauma, anti-Blackness, Black identity development, multiracial identity, and systemic racism will be critical to success in this position.
Candidates from marginalized groups or groups historically underrepresented in higher education are highly encouraged to apply.
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Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the
country's leading liberal arts colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous
undergraduate experience. Reed College values cultural diversity and
intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. Reed
cultivates an inclusive learning environment by bringing together students, staff
and faculty with a variety of experiences and expertise. The reed community
works together to foster critical thought, responsible citizenship and