Working under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health Services the counselor collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement appropriate campus/community psycho-educational strategies to increase student academic and personal success. Will provide intake assessment, crisis intervention, and short-term, counseling to a diverse multicultural student population, presenting with a wide range of psychosocial and developmental concerns. Promotes and offers structured workshops, support and process groups to students. Supervises, and directs, pre-doctoral interns and practicum students training.
Licensed eligible in Hawaii as a Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program, or MFT, LCSW, or MHC from an accredited program, and able to secure licensure within one year of employment.
Must possess strong individual therapy skills, including experience with time-limited therapy, and crisis intervention.
Ability to make presentations to large and small groups on campus and outreach programs.
Ability to work after hours and/or on weekends on occasion for outreach or crisis intervention.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student, faculty, and campus community is essential.
Ability to provide debriefing and assistance during a university-wide crisis.
Social skills, temperament, and overall ability to work under pressure in a diverse, multicultural, international academic environment.
Licensed in Hawaii as a Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program, or MFT, LCSW, or MHC from an accredited program. At least a years' work experience post-licensure.
Experience in a college or university counseling center.
Experience in developing and implementing preventative mental health outreach programming and training.
Experience in treating mental health issues involving military students and veterans.
Certification in substance abuse and addictions issues, and or eating disorders.
Experience directing and supervising practicum students and mental health interns.
Experience and training working with the LGBTQ community.
Experience and training working with the student athletes.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship and relocation allowance is not available for this position.
Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during HPU's winter break, if necessary.
This position may be considered an essential position with report to work obligations depending on the type of emergency, campus closure, or evacuation.
Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
Able to work all shifts and extended hours.
Upon hire, candidate must have reliable transportation to all HPU worksites and other locations as required by the position.
Successful candidate will be able to work in an environment that utilize excellent time and stress management skills.
Key Responsibilities: 1. Responsibility (85%)
Provide counseling and psychotherapy services to the HPU student body, including crisis intervention services, and on call responsibilities.
Perform outreach to students and lead psycho-educational programming that proactively addresses student mental health concerns and needs.
Interface with other HPU endeavors that support student development including new student orientation, first year programs office, student life, Chaplain, etc. and provide consultative services to other HPU departments including Residential Life, Advising, and Academic Affairs.
2. Responsibility (15%)
Actively participates as an effective member of the Behavioral Health team by completing assigned duties, accepting additional assignments or reassignments.
This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities which may be required for this job. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned at any time.
Hawai'i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai'i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
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