Southern Virginia University seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as a Student Mental Health Counselor in the Student Support Center. The position will likely start fall of 2017 and is contingent upon funding. The job may be filled as a 9 month (traditional school year) position.
The Student Mental Health Counselor provides individual counseling for Southern Virginia students utilizing brief therapy models. Successful candidates will also be experienced providing treatment in crisis intervention, brief therapy, and in working with diverse populations and with common psychological concerns of college students. Counseling techniques offered will respond with sensitivity and confidentially to the diverse needs of Southern Virginia students. Referral and resource information will be maintained as well as Student Support Center statistics and clinical records. The individual will also serve as Disabilities Support Services Coordinator and will oversee the implementation of services available to students with disabilities to include learning disabilities.
A Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Counseling/Clinical Psychology or related field and license or license eligibility as a mental health services provider is required. Counseling experience required, with preference given to candidates with experience in a college/university counseling center setting. The candidate must possess well-developed clinical assessment skills and high standards of ethical behavior and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and with other departments within the university. Strong interpersonal skills and technological capabilities are needed. Knowledge of developmental issues of college students and demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to multicultural issues required. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience or training with disabilities services and are familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to university students and their educational rights.
Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be given full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation and/or professional references. These materials should be submitted (preferably electronically) to: