Division: Enrollment Management and Student Engagement
Term: 10/09/2020 - 11/20/2020
Reports to: Director, Student Counseling and Resource Center
Positions Supervised: N/A
The staff counselor is responsible for providing clinical services, crisis management and education/outreach related to mental health and/or substance use to Lindenwood University students.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Provides culturally sensitive individual and group counseling to a diverse student body who present with a variety of challenges including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, trauma, suicidal ideation, and academic/family related stressors
Provides crisis intervention, outreach education, and consultation.
Provides guidance and leadership to Active Minds.
Assists with strategically marketing the Student Counseling and Resources Center (SCRC) to students, faculty and staff.
Communication, Collaboration, and Teamwork
Administers personnel management policies and procedures as required.
Planning, Organizing, and Accountability
Assists the director with overseeing the administration of policies and procedures of the SCRC.
Maintains data on the amount of usage per term.
Maintains an active role in the development and implementation of the objectives and goals for the SCRC.
Acts as a liaison to campus groups, offices and faculty as needed.
Initiative, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making
Develops marketing materials for SCRC and Wellness Center.
Monitors and posts information to social media sites.
Maintains confidential files.
Communicates any duty to warn issues.
Contributes to Mission of the University
Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence.
Job may require other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work or mental health counseling required.
Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
Two years’ experience in providing psychological services (individual and group) preferably in college/university counseling center setting required.
Experience in working with victims of trauma and sexual violence preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job competently.
Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Competency in group psychotherapy and outreach programming.
Ability to interact effectively with students, administrators, faculty and staff.
Knowledge of the unique mental health issues of diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, individuals representing varying sexual orientations and gender identities and international students.
The ability to deal with serious and sensitive issues in a highly confidential manner.
The ability to work independently, and cooperatively as a member of a professional team.
Knowledge of counseling and psychotherapy theories, issues, and techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
General office conditions.
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.