Staff Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist Diversity

Lewis & Clark College,

Counseling Services
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Last Posted:

Fri, Nov 11th, '22


Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start Date:

On or after January 18, 2023

Last Updated:

Fri, Nov 11th, '22

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  • Full Time

We are seeking a Staff Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist to join our team for an ongoing full time, 9 month position (40 weeks per year, mid-August through mid-May). The Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist provides culturally responsive mental health assessment, counseling and consultation services to undergraduate, law, and graduate students, in support of student success. The Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist will have the skills and experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to provide culturally responsive care to support the health and academic success of our students. 

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 mental health counselor/staff psychologist conducts initial assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, risk assessment, consultation and referrals.  The mental health counselor/psychologist will participate in the training and/or clinical supervision of practicum students or interns. If the Director and Training Director are both unavailable, there may be occasional after-hours mental health consultation on-call to support on site colleagues (e.g. campus living, campus safety). 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 are committed to developing our staff to more fully reflect the diversity of our student body and the society at large. Members of historically underrepresented groups in mental health professions are strongly encouraged to apply.


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.

  • Master’s degree or higher in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field.  

  • Current license as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, or marriage & family therapist in Oregon prior to first day of employment.

  • Minimum two years experience providing clinical services in mental health settings (may include internship or residency).

  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally-informed clinical services to diverse and traditionally underserved student groups (e.g. BIPOC/Multicultural, LGBTQIA+, international students, first generation students).

  • Interest in engaging fully in the typical work of a college counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training.

  • Clinician with demonstrated clinical specialization in one or more of the following: Latinx counselor; Neurodiversity Advocate/Specialist (e.g. ASD, ADHD, OCD, learning differences, Tourette’s); Eating Disorder Specialist; LGBTQ+ specialist.

  • Evidence of sustained pursuit of knowledge and experience working with culturally diverse populations.

  • Experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.

  • Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups.

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $52,000-56,000

  • Note: The hiring level will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate related to this position. This is a 9-month position and the salary is paid monthly over a 12-month period.

    • Weekdays

    • 7.5 hours per day, 5 days per week

    • We offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement generous paid time off, and more.


Please apply via online portal. A complete application includes vita/resume, cover letter addressing your interest and readiness for this position, and a diversity statement.  Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made.