Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Thu Sep 13 2018 Job Description:
The Counselor provides clinical assessment and evaluation, treatment planning and clinical counseling to undergraduate students experiencing psychological problems and/or personal adjustment difficulties which impact their emotional, developmental and/or academic functioning. This can include both individual and/or group counseling.
The Counselor provides mental health consultation services to University faculty and staff as well as to parents, outpatient mental health providers, and other medical providers.
The Counselor provides referral services within the University as well as to community resources.
The Counselor will demonstrate a commitment to counseling the student body of Salve Regina University with a sensitivity to people of different and diverse backgrounds, and possesses a commitment to Salve Regina University 's Mission and the Mercy of Catholic tradition.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Counselor will practice in accordance with the standards and ethics of their profession.
The Counselor will practice client confidentiality in accordance with the standards and ethics of their profession and adhere to the mental health laws of the state of Rhode Island.
The Counselor will maintain state licensure through obtaining continuing education credits by attending conferences, trainings, and professional workshops.
The Counselor may provide supervision of 1-2 graduate interns each academic year, as needed.
Provide on-call services after business hours while students are in residence during the academic year as defined:
Provide mental health consultation services to Student Affairs staff regarding students in acute crisis.
This may require on site student mental health assessment, evaluation and/or possible hospitalization.
Participate in peer review with Counseling Services Clinical Counselors, Director of Counseling Services and/or Consulting Psychiatrist.
Develop and provide relevant mental health programs in coordination with Student Affairs departments.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Stay current in the mental health field by maintaining licensure, attending professional workshops.
Maintain confidential case records in a timely fashion.
Offer mental health education to faculty, and staff, as directed.
Function as a member of the Counseling Services Team and Student Affairs Staff.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling Services.
Participate in annual review and evaluative process.
Assist Student Life with Orientations.
The work schedule for this position is typically 30 weeks per year and 35 hours per week, which includes 3 days during the week before classes begin at the end of August and from the first day of Salve Regina University's academic year through the last day of senior week. With holidays/academic calendar there is an understanding that most years this equates to 30 weeks total (plus or minus a few days each year with holidays). Thus, the 30 week schedule may be flexible at the discretion of the Director for the benefit of University, its students, and training graduate interns. Some duty coverage may be needed during times when students are not in classes but are allowed to be in residence on campus.
Master's degree in Social Work, mental health counseling, or licensed psychologist with a preference for at least five years' experience in a clinical setting and experience working with college or university population.
Current RI mental health licensure required.
Candidate must demonstrate ability to perform clinical evaluation and assessment, intervention and treatment planning, diagnostic abilities, crisis intervention, individual and group clinical counseling.
Candidate must demonstrate ability to provide mental health educational programs.
Basic computer knowledge of MS Office software is required.
Candidates must demonstrate strong organizational skills, be able to manage confidential data with discretion and care, and job related stress.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Internal Number: 102651
About Salve Regina University
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 st...ructures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.