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Temporary, Part-Time Mental Health Counselor
About the Position: The WWU Counseling Center is accepting applications for our temporary, part-time mental health counselor pool. Positions could range from 2-4 days a week and varying length of employment due to needs of the Counseling Center. 
About the College/Department: Counseling Center
Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide clinical assessments with triage-based disposition and referral
  • Keep accurate and timely documentation of client contact
  • Provide individual counseling for students within a brief and focused counseling model (Average of 3-4 sessions)
  • Assist students in referral to off-campus professionals for specialized or longer-term counseling
  • Provide coordinated services for clients between the Counseling Center, Alcohol and Drug Consultation and Assessment Services, Consultation and Sexual Assault Services, the Student Health Center psychiatrists, Disability Resources, Residence Life, and various off-campus services
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate groups, workshops, and psycho-educational outreach
  • Provide at least 3 hours per week of scheduled urgent appointments for students in crisis
  • Participate in the weekly staff meeting, medical consultation meeting, peer consultation group, and other departmental and division meetings and events as work schedule permits
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D./Psy.D. or Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social work or other closely related field. If an applicant has a master’s degree the applicant must have a current license to practice and be license-eligible in WA
  • Clinical experience with a clinically and ethnically diverse population, including college-aged clients
  • Experience with risk assessment and crisis response
  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative team-based approach to clinical services
  • Ability to provide brief and focused individual counseling. (Average of 3-4 sessions)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D./Psy.D. or Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social work, or other closely related field and licensed in WA
  • Experience working in a college or university counseling center
  • Experience facilitating counseling groups
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  Note:  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.

The applicant pool will remain open and when additional staffing is needed, candidates will be identified from the pool.  Applicants must submit:
  • A letter of application specifically addressing the listed job qualifications
  • A current resume
  • The names and contact information for 3 references who are able to speak specifically to the applicant's clinical skills
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Job Posted: 7/19/2013
Closing Date Notes: Open continuously
Recruitment #: 130373
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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