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.
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
These positions are all 10-month appointments (August-May).
successful candidates will:
- have interest
and/or experience in leading therapy
and/or skills-based groups.
- have proficiency in presenting outreach
- 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
- be responsible for providing direct
clinical services within
a culturally competent
- 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
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.
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.