Intake/Crisis Clinician

James Madison University,

Counseling Center (CC)
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Intake/Crisis Clinician

James Madison University

The Counseling Center (CC) at James Madison University (JMU) is accepting applications for an Intake/Crisis Clinician. The CC has a commitment to diversity and multi-culturally competent professionals with the awareness, knowledge and skills required to work effectively with a diverse clientele and to enhance the CC's diversity mission.

Please see the Counseling Center's website to learn more about the Center's services and review staff descriptions. Please also check out "Counseling Center: You Might Want to Work Here If... - JMU" to get a sense of the Counseling Center's culture.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Intake/Crisis Clinician has the option to be either an 11 or 12 month continuing position. This position provides intake and crisis assessment within a well-established walk-in system to students experiencing emotional/psychological distress through both in-person contacts and phone interactions and subsequent referral to clinically-indicated services. The position will also interface with the JMU community to provide consultation to students, faculty, staff and others who are concerned about the distressed, unusual, problematic, or potentially harmful behavior of others. Further, the position may provide training and supervision in support of the Counseling Center's robust training programs. Depending upon Center needs and/or clinician interest, the position may provide brief counseling to a small case load of clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

• The successful candidate must have a master's degree in counseling or social work or a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology and be licensed or license eligible as a licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

• Ability to be licensed within the Commonwealth of VA within one - two years of hire.
• At least one year of experience providing crisis care/stabilization services.
• Experience completing risk assessments and disposition planning to mitigate safety risks.
• Previous training and/or experience working in a college mental health setting.
• Interest and/or experience collaborating with other departments and multidisciplinary teams.
• A demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency.
• A self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals.
• Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple complex clinical situations.
• A collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect and trust towards colleagues.
• The energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of the role while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting 20000370. Review of applications begins 5/20/2024. Pay rate: $60,500-64,900 for a 12 month position, $55,500-$59,400 for an 11 month position.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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