Counselor (multiple positions)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,

Counseling & Testing Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 16th, '21

Deadline:

Continuous recruitment, with initial candidate review on May 6, 2021.

Start Date:

August 2, 2021, or mutually agreeable start date.

Last Updated:

Fri, Apr 16th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is seeking three (3) skilled Counselors dedicated to promoting the mental health of our students. The Counselors hired will be joining a dedicated and energetic staff at the CTC who are committed to cultural self-awareness and ongoing CTC and campus efforts to offer inclusive and accessible services to our students. In addition to brief counseling services, our office engages in active collaboration with campus partners, develops training and programming to address student mental health needs, and engages in innovative service delivery methods to increase access to services.

At the CTC our mission is to promote students’ psychological, academic, social, and cultural growth through professional and confidential counseling services. We accomplish this by maintaining an environment of compassion, collaboration, and inclusivity. We strive to foster a connected, accessible, compassionate campus environment where students can grow and attain their personal and academic goals.

These positions are all 10-month appointments (August-May).

The successful candidates will:

  • have interest and/or experience in leading therapy and/or skills-based groups.
  • have proficiency in presenting outreach programming.
  • be well-rounded professionals, able to work autonomously and contribute to giving & receiving of consultation with colleagues.
  • have experience in a fast-paced work environment and with the application of brief therapy models.
  • be responsible for providing direct clinical services within a culturally competent framework.
  • have significant experience with crisis intervention and risk assessment, and other high acuity presentations.
  • function as strong generalists conducting intake assessments, triage assessments and professional counseling services (including individual, couples, group) to our students.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or social work from an accredited program; either currently licensed as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT or working towards one of those licenses.
  • The CTC is committed to equity and inclusion, and seeks mental health clinicians who are dedicated to ongoing learning and integrating a multicultural perspective into all aspects of their work.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • All post-degree supervised hours completed by start date is preferred.
  • Experience conducting assessment and providing treatment for adults in one or more of the following areas: men and masculinity concerns, crisis management, academic-related concerns (performance- related anxiety, neurodiversity, motivation, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to persons identifying as: first generation, low income, person of color, LGB, transgender and gender non- conforming, veteran. Preference will be given to those candidates who have experience working with culturally, racially, and diagnostically diverse college students.
  • Two or more years of post-graduate clinical experience, with significant experience conducting brief therapy with emerging adults for a wide range of presenting concerns. Experience with solution- focused (SFBT) and other brief treatment models is desired.
  • Experience providing treatment to underserved clients, including but not limited to: male-identified adults, students of color, athletes, veterans.
  • Commitment to providing group counseling (psychoeducational/skills, support, and therapy groups).
  • Experience conducting outreach programming, presentations, trainings, and/or workshops relevant to college students.
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about the urgency of clients' problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions.
 
APPLICATION MATERIALS

Application materials include: a cover letter that explains why you are qualified for this specific position, a CV or resume, and contact information for 3 professional references (at least one of whom has worked with the applicant in a clinical setting). For applicants still completing post-degree supervised hours, they will be asked to submit the number of completed supervised hours thus far.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/.

 
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