Widener University is currently seeking a Staff Counselor in our Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). This 12-month clinical role is an integral part of the counseling inter-disciplinary mental health team providing direct routine and emergency mental health care to students as well as consultation, outreach, and support to the Delaware Law School community. The position is located at the Delaware Law School (DLS), and will work with the students on that campus as well as recent graduates as they prepare to take the bar examination.
The position reports to the Director of CAPS and subsequently to the Associate Provost for Student Success. CAPS falls under the umbrella of Student Success and connects to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs at Delaware Law School. The office of CAPS applies a holistic approach to help students achieve greater self-awareness and self-regulation, improve relationships, and attain independence as they progress towards successful degree completion.
Widener University and Delaware Law School are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The University and Delaware Law School hold a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution and work closely with the Delaware Law School Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as the University’s Chief Diversity Officer, to facilitate that commitment
Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.
In addition to the above COVID-19 statement, all employees, who do not already have an approved exemption, are also required to receive a booster dose no more than 7 days after you become eligible.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):
- Collaborate with CAPS staff in providing continuity of care and follow up for students with significant and emergent emotional and psychological needs
- Provide intake assessments, triage appointments, crisis intervention, individual therapy, consultation, outreach, and psychoeducational programming to the Delaware Law School community
- Collaborate with the Delaware Law Associate Dean for Student Academic Services on calendar of programming and regularly consult concerning the mental health needs of the student body and the Law School community
- Maintain thorough and prompt documentation in the EHR system
- Build a strong referral network of providers and other local resources to Delaware Law School
- Maintain usage data
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):
- Candidates must possess a Delaware License as a Professional Counselor (LPC) or be a licensed MSW.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a college counseling center or other mental health center in higher education
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to address issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability to maintain confidential information related to professional and ethical standards
- Knowledge of laws that pertain to CAPS, such as HIPAA, FERPA and ADA
- Ability to work collaboratively with CAPS staff and with colleagues across the Delaware Law School community
- Possess strong interpersonal skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS:
- Some structured evening work
Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.
Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.
Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.
As the only law school in Delaware, Widener University Delaware Law School offers its faculty, students, and staff unique opportunities to engage with and have an impact on the legal, political, and social culture of the State. Delaware attracts students from all over the nation and the world with its unparalleled legal community, its beautiful natural setting, and its ideal location between New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Delaware Law students also benefit from the support of a dedicated and collegial faculty and support staff who are fully committed to student success and achievement. In addition to the JD program, we offer LLM and SJD degrees in a variety of areas. For more information, please visit our website at https://delawarelaw.widener.edu/.