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Otterbein University is expanding on-campus counseling services for students. We are seeking a staff counselor who is a clinically sound, experienced and confident general therapist. This position offers excellent opportunity to contribute meaningfully to new mental health campus initiatives, in concert with established Wellness Services.
Clinically, we are especially interested in candidates who are strong in their ability to relate comfortably with college aged students and underserved populations, understand students’ unique developmental needs, and maturely balance clinical autonomy with active team collaboration. Specialization in the modalities of group therapy, educational programming, or community presentations is desirable.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide clinical assessment and treatment for students.
Provide urgent care or facilitate emergency interventions to insure student safety.
Consult with faculty, staff, parents, students regarding mental health concerns.
Build collaborative relationships campus wide, and with community health care professionals.
Assess need and coordinate referrals for comprehensive treatment.
Participate in continuing educational efforts.
Attend staff meetings and assist Director with administrative responsibilities.
Serve on departmental and university committees.
Assist in the design and implementation of new services, as appropriate.
Actively participate in periodic service evaluations.
Maintain timely clinical documentation within a secure electronic records program.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
· Completion of at least a Master’s level program in the mental health field.
· Independently licensed and in good standing with state board.
· Three or more years of clinical experience.
· Expertise in, or strong commitment to learning/understanding/providing for, clinical needs of a diverse college population.
One or more years of post-license clinical service.
Specialized education in any of the following areas: crisis, trauma, diversity, LGBTQ, gender specific concerns.
Experience working in a university counseling center.
Experience with Titanium software or facility with technology.
Facility with social media, Print Shop and Publisher.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possess any of the following licenses:
LPCC, LISW; PsyD or PhD in Psychology
Must have a valid state of Ohio driver’s license.
REASONING ABILITY: Possess mature judgment and sound reasoning skills.
SOCIAL SKILLS: Be able to relate well with student population. Be very comfortable working both autonomously and interdependently. Have interest and history of success as a strong team member. Keep clear professional boundaries. Know when to ask for help.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Possess professional level oral and written communications skills including grammar and spelling.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Be expert and efficient in general math skills.
RESEARCH SKILLS: Previous experience with conducting research independently is desirable.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Possess computer proficiency in a Windows based environment (Word, Excel, Power Point) and with Microsoft Office 365. Ability to learn our online, in-house record keeping system. Experience with on-line electronic resources a plus.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position does not require extraordinary physical requirements or working conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disability to perform essential functions of this position.
Duties are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.
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Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio.Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted... values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,919 traditional undergraduate students, 223 adult students enrolled in evening and weekend classes, and 440 graduate students working in one of several master’s degree programs, and some towards a newly established doctoral degree in Nursing. As they did decades ago, the students of today still come from towns in Ohio but they also come from 35 states and 22 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.