The Outreach Coordinator and Mental Health Counselor, Focus on Serving BIPOC Students will provide leadership in the ongoing development and implementation of culturally inclusive and innovative mental health outreach to meet undergraduate, graduate, and law student needs. As with all Counseling Services staff, the Outreach Coordinator and MH Counselor provides generalist mental health assessment and counseling services to all undergraduate, law, and graduate students. The successful candidate will also have a specific focus on working with historically underrepresented students including Black/African American, Indigenous/American Indian, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and other Students of Color. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education and the workplace. This will be combined with a comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of racially and ethnically diverse students, particularly in predominantly white institutions. They will have the skills and experience to provide culturally responsive care and will collaborate with campus and community partners to engage in meaningful advocacy, psycho-educational outreach, and clinical intervention designed 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 Outreach Coordinator and MH Counselor 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 historically marginalized students towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally responsive individual, group and community interventions. Members with lived experience as members of groups that are marginalized or historically underrepresented in mental health professions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Mental Health Outreach (35%)
Develop, coordinate, and conduct multi-culturally oriented and inclusive needs assessment, outreach programming, training, and workshops to students, staff, and faculty to support student mental health and holistic well-being.
Collaborate with Student Life staff, faculty, and administrators to provide support for historically underserved student populations including Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, multi-racial and other students of color, first generation students and/or international students.
Provide mental health consultation for campus departments and organizations, with a focus on multicultural inclusivity and cross-culturally relevant programming. Increase campus understanding and support for the mental health needs of historically underserved or marginalized students.
Mental Health Assessment and Counseling (45%)
Provide personal counseling services via time-limited individual, group and marital/couples therapy modalities. This includes crisis intervention, psycho-therapeutic, situational, relational, and developmental counseling.
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.
Provide academic counseling focusing primarily on the psychological issues involved in academic success (e.g. assertiveness, time management, study skills, focus, communication skills, etc.).
Administrative Functions (20%)
Manage Counseling Services website and social media content in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Services and with support of the Administrative Specialist.
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.
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.