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).
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.
crisis intervention counseling services to students via the after-hours Counselor
On Call system on a rotating basis.
appropriate documentation of counseling services as required.
in service evaluation activities.
conduct, and evaluate developmental and outreach program activities focused on
the psychological and developmental needs of students.
a peer educator group as needed.
in orientations, Residence Life trainings, campus peer associate recruitment,
and other activities as requested.
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.
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
- Participate in appropriate professional
development activities, such as: hold membership in professional organizations,
attend professional conferences, and/or accrue Continuing Education Units
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.
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.
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
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