Professional Counselor

Misericordia University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Sep 13th, '17

Deadline:

Review of applications will begin September 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

Review of applications will begin September 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Last Updated:

Wed, Sep 13th, '17

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Professional Counselor will provide individual and group counseling services to the university’s student body.  This position will also provide psychoeducational outreach programs in order to enhance the emotional well-being, personal growth, and interpersonal development of students. Position requires flexibility for participating in the after-hours Counselor On-Call rotation. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
This is a 10 month position (August 1 – May 31).

Responsibilities include:

  1. Provide individual and group counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to students exhibiting psychological and/or developmental problems in order to assist them to improve their functioning.
  2. Provide crisis intervention counseling services to students via the after-hours Counselor On Call system on a rotating basis.
  3. Complete appropriate documentation of counseling services as required.
  4. Participate in service evaluation activities.
  5. Design, conduct, and evaluate developmental and outreach program activities focused on the psychological and developmental needs of students.
  6. Coordinate a peer educator group as needed.
  7. Participate in orientations, Residence Life trainings, campus peer associate recruitment, and other activities as requested.
  8. Provide consultation and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff within the University community regarding psychological and developmental issues and make referrals to community resources as appropriate.
  9. Perform other assigned functions that contribute to the service offerings of the CAPS Center and the mission of the institution, such as: committee work, liaison with academic or administrative units, and participation in university program development.
  10. Participate in appropriate professional development activities, such as: hold membership in professional organizations, attend professional conferences, and/or accrue Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

Master's degree in a relevant mental health discipline from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education, which included a supervised practicum/internship and coursework in assessment, theories of personality, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, human development, learning theory, counseling theory, and/or other appropriate subjects.  Appropriately licensed/certified in the state of Pennsylvania, or license eligible, according to their level of education, training, and professional experience as determined by state regulations. A minimum of one year of supervised experience at the graduate level in the provision of mental health services. Experience with individual counseling and treatment planning. Training or experience in crisis intervention. Experience working on a college/university campus, particularly in a counseling center preferred. Possess a high degree of analytical skill to analyze behaviors and symptoms in order to assess the psychological and developmental status of students and determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Offer a high level of multicultural competence to meet the diverse needs of students from a variety of traditionally under-served and/or underrepresented backgrounds.

Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA  18612.  Review of applications will begin September 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY

Misericordia University, a Catholic liberal arts institution established in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and respect for all persons in an environment where all are welcome.  As a community, we are committed to integrity and the values of Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality as the foundation of university life. 

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in a relevant mental health discipline from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education, which included a supervised practicum/internship and coursework in assessment, theories of personality, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, human development, learning theory, counseling theory, and/or other appropriate subjects. Appropriately licensed/certified in the state of Pennsylvania according to their level of education, training, and professional experience as determined by state regulations. A minimum of one year of supervised experience at the graduate level in the provision of mental health services. Experience with individual counseling and treatment planning. Training or experience in crisis intervention.  Possess a high degree of analytical skill to analyze behaviors and symptoms in order to assess the psychological and developmental status of students and determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Offer a high level of multicultural competence to meet the diverse needs of students from a variety of traditionally under-served and/or underrepresented backgrounds.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working on a college/university campus, particularly in a counseling center preferred.

 
APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA  18612.  Review of applications will begin September 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

 
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