The University Counselor/University Counselor II works as a member of the Student Health and Counseling Services team with the staff of the University Counseling Service, the Student Health Center, and the Office of Health Promotion to provide comprehensive primary medical, counseling/ psychological and health promotion services to students at Washington and Lee. Assists students with a wide range of counseling concerns, including academic success, life management, brief psychotherapy, crisis management and emotional and psychiatric illness, both through direct services and outreach activities. The University Counselor/University Counselor II participates in a shared call schedule to maintain 24/7 counseling availability for students. This is a 10 month position (mid-August to mid-June).
The University is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and encourages applications from women, underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Participates in a shared call schedule to maintain 24/7 availability for students when the University (UG and Law) is in session.
Provides individual and group therapy to undergraduate and law students regarding a wide range of concerns including academic success, life management, brief psychotherapy, crisis management and emotional and psychiatric illness. Direct services account for approximately 65-80% of the counselor’s time.
Documents all clinical contacts appropriately in student Counseling Center records; enters appropriate encounter information in scheduling/utilization tracking software system; conducts and documents all clinical activities in accordance with professional standards, including pertinent privacy standards.
Counselor is a member of Student Health and Counseling Services within the Division of Student Affairs, and participates as appropriate professionally in University service and the professional activities of the department and division. These may include development and presentation of ongoing training, education and health promotion programs for the University community, advising student organizations, supervising student organization activities and budgets, serving on University committees or advisory groups, attending meetings that address student life issues and other activities that support the mission of the department and Student Affairs (e.g. participating in orientation activities, attending programs or events planned by the Division, etc.). These indirect services account for approximately 20-35% of the University Counselor’s time.
Other duties as assigned.
A master’s degree in counseling or clinical social work, or a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, and appropriate licensure/license eligible in Virginia (LPC/LCSW or Clinical Psychologist) is required, with at least two years of pertinent clinical experience. Knowledge and experience in psychological and developmental needs of the college population, alcohol and other substance abuse problems, diversity and multicultural issues, sexual assault, and eating disorders are essential. Experience and/or clinical interest helping students heal from racial trauma and race-based stress is essential. Excellent clinical, communication, and interpersonal skills are necessary. Must possess the ability to work effectively as a team member within the organizational structure of the Student Health and Counseling Services and the University community.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Application deadline is May 1, 2021. Review of applications begins on May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated start date is early August, 2021
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter that addresses ALL qualifications listed in the posting, especially “experience and/or clinical interest helping students heal from racial trauma and race-based stress,” documentation of current clinical practice license or license eligibility, and a list of 3 professional references.
External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Quick Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Do not apply from the website. Log in to Workday. Click on the Career Application and select the Open W&L Jobs report. Locate the position and click Apply. Update your Education and Job History. Attach your cover letter and resume, and provide three professional references in the appropriate boxes. Refer to this Job Aid for additional guidance.
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Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Working Conditions: None
Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Weekly Hours: 35
Minimum Pay: $63,821.00
Pay commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: R107
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.
The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the devel...opment of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.