Widener University is currently seeking a Staff Counselor to join the office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). This is a 10-month clinical role and serves as 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 university community.
This position reports to the Director of CAPS and subsequently to the Associate Provost for Student Success. CAPS falls under the umbrella of Student Success. 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 toward successful degree completion. CAPS works closely across campus with multiple departments to support student health and well-being.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):
Direct Clinical Service and Consultation:
- Provides short term individual therapy services to the student population
- Collaborate with CAPS staff in providing continuity of care and follow up for students with significant and emergent emotional and psychological needs
- Facilitates communication with faculty, staff, parents and students around mental health needs and concerns
- Actively collaborates with campus partners to provide services in a holistic, timely manner
- Provides on-call after hours crisis services in rotation with other staff members
- Maintenance of thorough and prompt documentation into the EHR system on site
Supervision and Training:
- Participation in regular group and individual meetings with CAPS staff
- Supervision of trainees, as needed
Campus Partnerships and Outreach:
- Serves on interdepartmental committees and task forces as requested that may include, yet are not limited to: Traumatic Brain Injury Support Committee and other university committees as assigned
- Demonstrate the ability to design and implement innovative outreach and programming
- Assists with the development of targeted outreach programs, including Freshman Seminars and Orientation Sessions to support transfer students, international students, fraternity and sorority life, and student-athletes.
- Assists the Director and clinical team to accommodate ongoing student, faculty, and staff programming requests
- Excellent communication skills – able to speak effectively to large groups
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to interact effectively in both small groups and one-on-one and across disciplines
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable
- Good sense of humor
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):
- Candidates must be license eligible to practice in the state of Pennsylvania as an Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or a Psychologist (PhD/PsyD)
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a college counseling center or other mental health center working with adolescents or adults
- Ability to maintain confidential information
- Knowledge of laws that pertain to the provision of clinical mental health services such as HIPAA, FERPA and ADA
- Current Pennsylvania license to practice as a Professional Counselor (LPC), a Social Worker (LSW) or a Psychologist (PhD/PsyD)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS:
- Rotating after hours coverage, on-call crisis intervention coverage, as well as some structured evening or weekend programming.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.
Widener University requires all prospective employees to provide proof of taking the primary vaccination series against COVID-19 prior to employment or apply and be approved for a medical/religious exemption. Offers may be rescinded if the new employee does not provide proof of taking the primary vaccination series in a timely manner.
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.