University Counselor and Campus Advocate Diversity

Washburn University,

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Last Posted:

Thu, Nov 17th, '22


December 2, 2022

Start Date:

January 2, 2023

Last Updated:

Thu, Nov 17th, '22

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  • Full Time

The University Counselor / Campus Advocate will provide outpatient mental health, crisis intervention, and consultation services. In addition, the incumbent will provide victim advocacy services such as providing emotional support and assistance in navigating medical, legal, and other systems as desired by the client. The incumbent will also provide traditional case management services such as coordination of care, obtaining referrals, facilitating access to campus and community resources, etc. The employee may be assigned clients and tasks associated with advocacy, mental health therapy, and/or case management. Assignments will be made by the supervisor.

Essential Job Functions

1.  Assess client needs and provide short-term mental health counseling, crisis intervention and safety planning, consultation, and victim advocacy for students, faculty and staff of Washburn University. 

2. Ensure the timely completion of client records and charting. 

3. Provide ethical, trauma-informed, evidence-based care and comply with applicable polices, procedures and regulations applying to the position and fields of practice (i.e. university, professional, state/federal, etc.). 

4. Create, present, and facilitate workshops and other programs for various groups, classes, and organizations based on student needs or as requested by faculty, staff, students, and community organizations.

5. Organize and facilitate well-being and public education initiatives including but not limited to tabling events, managing social media, organizing awareness events, creating marketing materials, etc. 

6. Contribute to office and campus assessment and data keeping by compiling and contributing individual and departmental data. 

7. Engage in a collaborative review of departmental processes, procedures, and programs. 

8. Participate in campus committees, programs, and initiatives as assigned.

9. Liaison with University units and community partners. Campus partners include, but are not limited to, WU Police, Student Advising, Student Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Health, Student Conduct, and Title IX. Community partners include but are not limited to, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, Shawnee County Sheriffs Department, and New Dawn Wellness and Recovery.

10. Provide training, daily direction, and oversight of interns or volunteers.  

11. Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions

Serve on University-wide and Student Life committees as designated. Participate in professional organizations. Engage in professional development opportunities with emphasis given to trainings to obtain CEs for license renewal.


Washburn University is a top-notch teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals. 

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students. 

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, professional counseling, or marriage and family counseling. 
  • Experience providing therapy and two years of experience providing mental health therapy.
  • Proven effective clinical, interpersonal, leadership, organizational, and advocacy skills. 
  • Experience providing trauma-informed mental health care. 
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. 
  • Familiarity with applicable regulations and confidentiality limitations.
  • Current license to practice in the State of Kansas through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, i.e. LMLP, LCP, LPC, LCPC, LMFT, LCMFT, LMSW, or LSCSW. Clinicians with a temporary license will be considered but will be required to obtain their permanent license within one year of hire.
  • Credentialed Advocate through the national advocacy credentialing program. Clinicians without their advocate credentials will be required to obtain credentialing within one year of hire.

  • Permanent licensure held for a minimum of two years. 
  • Experience providing crisis intervention services. 
  • Experience developing and delivering psychoeducational presentations.
  • Advocacy and case management experience.



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