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Staff Counselor/Psychologist

Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 08/15/2019

Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

About the Position

Lewis and Clark College is seeking a mental health counselor/staff psychologist to provide mental health counseling to students. Counseling duties include mental health assessment, treatment planning, consultation and referral. Counseling will include crisis intervention, situational, relational, mental health, academic and developmental counseling. The counselor will work as part of a multidisciplinary and collaborative team, managing a caseload of student clients and maintaining clinical documentation. The counselor will be on-call to provide after-hours emergency consultation for about two weeks each semester.

Review of applications will begin on August 1 and continue until the position is filled.

What You'll Do
* Mental Health Counseling
* Academic Counseling
* Assessment Services
* Confidential Communication
* Consultation

Must Haves
* Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, or Social Work, or in a closely related field
* 2 years experience providing clinical services in mental health settings
* 1 year experience counseling adolescents or young adults
* Applicants need to be licensed in the state of Oregon as counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, or social workers, or be able to obtain such license by the employment start date
* Ability to work effectively with diverse students (e.g., of varying ethnicities, race, religion, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, etc.)
* Strong clinical, communication, and collaboration skills

Nice to Haves
* Experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting

Physical Requirements
* Stand, sit, walk, repetitive hand movements, seeing, talking, hearing

Work Schedule
* This is a one-year appointment, for the 2019-20 academic year, with no expectation of renewal.
* 37.5 hours per week
* Starts on August 23, 2019, and runs until May 22, 2020.

Pay Rate
* $4,833 - $5,167 per month

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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