Staff Counselor

Swarthmore College,

Counseling & Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jun 24th, '24


July 15, 2024

Start Date:

August 2024

Last Updated:

Mon, Jun 24th, '24


Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425?acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

Who We Are:

Swarthmore College’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports the mental health and well-being of Swarthmore students. We aim to create a safe and confidential environment through a range of psychological support and consultation services. We provide individual and group counseling, assessment, consultation, and referral services to the Swarthmore College community.

The opportunity:

The Staff Counselor position provides direct clinical services to students (including but not limited to: triage, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention), outreach programming and professional training to the Swarthmore College community on a variety of mental health topics, clinical training to practicum students and interns as needed, and consultations to faculty and staff regarding college student mental health.

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What you bring:




We want to hear from you if you are excited about this role! For full consideration, submit applications with pay expectations, including a resume and cover letter, by July 15, 2024.

PA Criminal Required

Swarthmore College requires a PA Criminal background check for all staff positions prior to the start of employment.

Review the Swarthmore Benefits Guidebook, we offer benefit plans starting at zero cost! Upon benefit eligibility, the College contributes 10% of an employee’s salary to their retirement account. Employees are 100% vested in their accounts on the date participation begins.

Tuition Grant Program

Paid Time Off (Staff) 

Holiday Schedule

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Doctorate in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or Master’s degree in Social Work

Licensed as a Psychologist or LCSW in the State of PA

Comprehensive knowledge of clinical theories, diagnoses, interventions, treatment planning and therapeutic outcomes.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity


Experience working in a college counseling center

Full licensure as a Psychologist or LCSW with ability to supervise unlicensed trainees

A minimum of three years’ experience working in a college counseling service is preferred.

Demonstrated understanding of social, developmental, and psychological issues and challenges faced by diverse populations of students within a higher education setting.

Strong organizational and administrative skills

Experience with developing and delivering psychoeducational outreach presentations and activities