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University Campus Counselor

at Washington Adventist University

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 12482972

Job Description

Washington Adventist University
Job Description

Job Title: University Campus Counselor
Department: Student Life
Reports To: VP Amy Ortiz-Moretta
Salary: $57,000
Date: Immediate opening

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students. Regardless of the title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

This position was created to provide brief clinical interviews, assessments and interventions for university students presenting for services at the Counseling Center or those referred by faculty, staff, students or family members.

The counselor screens emergent, urgent, and routine concerns and makes appropriate clinical decisions for treatment. Documents clinical information, keeps timely records, safeguards confidentiality of this information. Collaborates with faculty and staff concerning the continuity of care, client dispositions and referral options. Provides psycho-educational programming to the campus community on relevant topics identified by the mental health campus climate survey. Attend staff meetings, serves on Counseling Center and Student Life committees and participates in counseling related activities.

Reports directly to the VP for Student Life.
  • Creates a safe and welcoming space for students.
  • Provides the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Triages student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
    • Assesses crisis and collaborates with on and off campus resources
  • Provides therapy as needed.
  • Conducts psycho-educational programming on relevant topics identified by the student surveys and serves as a resource on mental health issues.
  • Networks with local mental health service providers and maintains resources for referral as needed.
  • Refers students to local mental health providers for additional care.
  • Case management - monitor client progress and adjusts referrals and/or resources as needed.
  • Coordinates with Student Life, Campus Ministries, Academics and other campus constituents to address student needs and provide a continuum of care.
  • Familiar with hospital admission processes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the VP for Student Life.

Master’s Degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical/community psychology, clinical social work, or a related degree required.
Maryland state license eligible
At least two years counseling experience
Christian worldview

Practitioners with Maryland LCPC and LCSW-C credentials
Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Maintains updated professional certifications and continuing education requirements.
At least two years of previous counseling experience in higher education.
Member of the Seventh-day Adventist church in good standing.
Substance abuse counseling experience.
Trauma experience
Experience with adolescent and emerging adult issues.
LGBTQIA+ comfortable

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.