Counselor/clinical social worker/psychologist; Coordinator of Black student mental health initiatives Diversity

The University Counseling Center at Grand Valley State University,

The University Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs
 
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Last Posted:

Fri, Jun 7th, '24

Deadline:

July 1, 2024

Start Date:

September – October 2024

Last Updated:

Fri, Jun 7th, '24

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Position Overview: This position supports the mental health and well-being of all learners through the provision of clinical services, consultation, and outreach programming, with expertise in serving Black and African American students. The University Counseling Center (UCC) is committed to providing culturally sensitive services to students and the campus community. This work must be informed by a nuanced understanding of the unique lived experiences of Black and African American students, particularly at a predominately white institution.


Primary Duties:

·       Provide culturally affirming individual, group, and crisis counseling over a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses.

·       Coordinate with center and/or campus partners to develop initiatives to support Black student mental health.

·       Serve as a member of the center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion team.

·       Provide supervision and/or training to center mental health trainees.

·       Provide consultation and outreach activities to the University community.

·       Participate in Student Affairs activities pertinent to student well-being.

·       Crisis intervention management as needed for the on-campus student population.

·       Other responsibilities as assigned by leadership.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·       Completion of an MSW (CSWE-accredited program), MA in clinical or mental health counseling, or a Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology (APA-accredited academic program preferred) degree or equivalent by start date.

·       Clinical limited license eligible in the state of Michigan by start date.

·       Experience providing individual therapy in a clinical setting.

·       Experience providing mental health services or support to Black and African American populations.

·       Ability to apply knowledge of the mental health impacts of systemic racism and anti-blackness on Black and African American communities.

·       Strong commitment to enact principles of social justice and navigating layers of identity experienced by Black and African American students, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, class, and nationality.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·       Experience with program development, including programming specific to the needs of Black and African American communities.

·       Experience providing outreach programming focused on the holistic mental health needs of Black and African American communities.

·       Experience in a college/university counseling center.

·       Experience providing crisis intervention.

·       Experience working as part of an inter-disciplinary staff.

 

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required. Ability to work occasional weekend/evening mental health outreach or crisis response.

 

How to Apply: Visit www.gvsu.edu/jobs to apply. Attach your cover letter and resume. The system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you have questions about the position or the posting, please contact the University Counseling Center at 616-331-3266. If you need technical assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER AT GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Department: The University Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs. The University Counseling Center is an IACS accredited comprehensive psychological services center and provides an APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology and an MSW internship. The center is well integrated within the university (with services at both the Allendale and Pew campuses) and has strong supportive partnerships across campus, with access to excellent student affairs collaborations and leadership. Center staff are innovative, multidisciplinary, collegial, and invested in training and working collaboratively to ensure quality delivery of services to a diverse student body. The center strives for work-life balance, inclusive supportive relationships, and ample professional development opportunities for staff.

Inclusion Statement: Multicultural competency is core to the work we do each day. We strive to provide safe and affirming spaces for students to discuss concerns they face through the lens of their identities. We acknowledge the impact of power, privilege, oppression, stereotypes, and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active-duty military status, weight, and other identities. We work to create spaces for students to feel heard, accepted, and affirmed. We recognize that being culturally humble is a lifelong journey. We are committed to this journey and continue with ongoing professional and personal development in this area.


Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for racial and ethnic minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. University policy extends protections to additional identities.

See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).


 
COMPENSATION

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Minimum starting salary of $56,000. There is an excellent fringe benefits package, including: University 12% retirement contribution (no matching required), 20 days of vacation and 8 university closure days, sick time, and professional development time and funds.

 

Benefits are effective on the first day of employment!

·       Medical: High deductible plan with HSA or a standard PPO plan available.

·       Vision and Dental insurance offered.

·       Generous 403B contributions by employer and employee vested after 2 years.

·       Tuition is waived for undergraduate and graduate courses!

·       Four weeks of accrued vacation.

·       Work Life Program to assist in achieving a balanced life between work and personal needs.

·       For more, review Executive, Administrative, and Professional Staff Benefits.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

How to Apply: Visit www.gvsu.edu/jobs to apply. Attach your cover letter and resume. The system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you have questions about the position or the posting, please contact the University Counseling Center at 616-331-3266. If you need technical assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

 

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

Starting Date:  September – October 2024