Mental Health Therapist, Bipoc Specialist Counseling Center
Description Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation's leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a part time, 24 hours per week/ten month per year position in the Gustavus Adolphus College Counseling Center to begin August 16th, 2021. The Mental Health Therapist will have a focus on providing services to students of color and other underrepresented Gustavus students through outreach, programming, and in providing counseling and psychotherapy. Through this work, the aim is to advance intentional efforts to provide services to our increasingly diverse college student population.
*This position is Part-time, Non-Exempt (24 hpw/39wpy), with an anticipated Start Date of August 16, 2021*
Major/Essential Functions: Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Center, this position serves an essential role as a direct mental health service provider to all students, with a special focus on underrepresented students. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the impact that inequality, prejudice, and marginalization can have on students from underrepresented populations, including students of color, first generation students, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA, and have the skills and experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to address/diminish this impact. The Mental Health Therapist will engage in meaningful outreach activities with appropriate community partners and cultural student groups intended to promote increased access for services.
Additionally, this position requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model. The Mental Health Therapist provides initial triage and intake assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, assessments regarding danger to self or others, referrals, outreach, psychoeducational workshops, and consultation.
Prerequisites Minimum Qualifications:
Masters or Doctoral degree in a counseling related field.
Demonstrated attentiveness to intersectionality and multicultural competency.
Experience providing culturally-proficient clinical services to diverse and underrepresented populations, including students of color and international students.
Clinical experience in psychology/mental health counseling and crisis intervention.
Background and interest in the provision of community/campus-based outreach services.
Licensure (or license-eligibility) in Minnesota as a psychologist, counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist.
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
Curriculum vitae or resume;
The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address therapy experience and effectiveness).
For full consideration, applications must be received by May 10th 2021. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.
Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
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Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.