Counselor - Identity Focused

Connecticut College,

Student Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 26th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 26th, '21


Title: Counselor - Identity Focused
Applications accepted through: 05/21/2021
Pay Type: Exempt (salaried)
Department: Student Counseling Services
Reports to: Director of Student Counseling Services
Appointment Type: Term
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: 40 weeks per year
Benefits Eligible: Full Benefits
Qualifies for relocation reimbursement: Yes

Job Summary:
Connecticut College is conducting a national search for a Counselor to provide psychological diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of student patients. The Counselor will provide clinical supervision for Psychology training programs and will provide consultative, crisis, on-call and outreach services to the campus community. This position is full time (37.5 hours/week), academic year (40 weeks). The selected candidate will begin on August 16, 2021 and will continue through May 27, 2022.

General Duties & Responsibilities:
The Counselor will be required to have a general expert knowledge of mental health and psychological functioning and must have experience with and proficiency in providing counseling that is affirmative, sex-positive, culturally sensitive, consistent with risk reduction principle. It is important that our Counselor also have experience in counseling that promotes self-determination and addresses issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (specifically LGBTQIA+ issues), and the intersection of these aspects of identities with other categories such as race, class, and religion, as well as physical functioning. In addition, the Counselor will have experience in recovery, assessment and treatment of addictive behaviors; provide targeted outreach efforts and psychoeducational programming to the general student population along with targeted populations at the College.
  • Perform psychological evaluations and treatment as required; report and discuss results with team and requesting clinicians.
  • Perform general and specialized clinical and outreach services in affirmative, sex-positive, culturally sensitive, consistent with risk reduction principles, and that promotes self-determination.
  • Ensure that documentation and productivity meet standards set in Student Counseling Services policy and procedure.
  • Provide training and supervision to clinical practicum students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows, as needed.
  • Remain current in literature and treatment developments in the mental health field, especially college student mental health, and identity-focused issues.
  • Receive professional development as required to maintain license.
  • Participate in the development and updating of department policies and procedures that may affect students.
  • Perform administrative tasks that contribute to the functioning of the Student Counseling Services.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for emergency and crisis situations that pertain to students and campus life.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director to offer specific expertise regarding LGBTQIA+ identity issues to various components of the college community.
  • Adhere to the ethical codes of conduct appropriate to professional bodies such as the APA and other professional organizations.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Perform departmental research; manage and provide reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Ph.D./ Psy.D), APA approved program and internship, and 2-3 years of clinical experience required; experience in college mental health preferred. Licensed to practice (or license-eligible) as a psychologist in the state of Connecticut. High integrity needed to handle confidential information; knowledge, training and experience in working with diverse clinical and multicultural and other traditionally underserved populations (multicultural competence); demonstrated competence in LGBTQIA+ counseling and specialization in multicultural issues; experience in recovery, assessment and treatment of addictive behaviors (alcohol and other drugs, internet, eating disorders); well-organized, able to work under pressure and as a member of a team. Must have the ability to interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the college and community; excellent presentation skills and social skills. Travel as necessary to meet the requirements of the position.

    Required Documents:
    3 Professional Reference Letters, Cover Letter, Resume

    Applicant Credentialing:
    Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate. As part of the College's commitment to keep our campus community safe, all members living, learning, teaching and working on campus participate in free, weekly, on-campus COVID-19 testing.

    To Apply:

    As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE

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