About Eastern Washington University: Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.
Easterns 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the states second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelors and masters degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 masters degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.
Job Summary: We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Psychological Counselor
Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor for Counseling and Wellness Services, this position is responsible for providing psychological and developmental services for students of Eastern Washington University, as well as consultation services and referrals for EWU faculty and staff.
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
Masters Degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology or Social Work with a minimum of one year supervised practicum/internship experience;
Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Washington. Applicable Washington licensure to be obtained within two years of hire.
Experience providing individual counseling, group counseling, telehealth, and outreach services to young adults preferred.
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Job Duties: % of Time: 100 Responsibility / Duty:
Provide culturally informed, time-limited individual and group counseling for students who are experiencing psychological, social, academic, or other difficulties that interfere with their ability to succeed academically.
Assess psychological and behavioral problems of students using psychodiagnostic instruments, when appropriate and consistent with clinician training/expertise.
Provide crisis intervention services to the university community (including after-hours services for constituents, as necessary, through effective consultation, triage, and referral).
Participate in the training and supervision of graduate students and/or pre-doctoral interns pursuing degrees in counseling/clinical psychology and social work.
Provide consultative services to individuals and groups associated with Eastern Washington University, through scheduled and extemporaneous means, around issues pertaining to the psychological well-being of members of the university community.
Prepare and deliver educational and preventive workshops/programs that address the developmental, interpersonal, and other psychological issues of particular relevance for a university population.
Participate constructively in such organizational matters as departmental staff meetings and periodic retreats.
Participate in Student Affairs activities pertinent to the development and advancement of student and community wellness (e.g., committee work, retreats, etc.).
Establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and internal/external constituencies.
Fulfill all necessary requirements to obtain and retain licensure as a mental health/social work provider in the State of Washington (including continuing education requirements).
Subscribe to and practice in accordance with:
ACA or ACSWA Ethical Standards for Counselors/Social Workers
Washington state law as pertaining to the practice of counseling/social work, and
Agency and university policies and guidelines.
Take an active role in responsibly managing and developing the operation of a program area within Counseling and Wellness Services (see Distinguishing Duties below).
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director or Clinical Supervisor.
Distinguishing Duties and Responsibilities:
Assumes responsibility for the development and coordination of services and initiatives in an area of student concern/development in consultation with the Director and Clinical Supervisor. Area of coordination may be determined by student need and/or counselor/social workers area of expertise.
Engage in ongoing consultation and collaboration with center staff, as well as campus and community partners in order to develop services and programming for student concern/development.
Complete formal and/or informal assessment of campus needs in the identified area of student concern/development.
Facilitate Counseling and Wellness Services outreach programming in connection with identified areas of coordination, assessing program effectiveness where feasible.
Provide Counseling and Wellness Services input and leadership on campus committees focused specifically or generally upon the staff members area of expertise and area of coordination.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
Conditions of Employment: This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
This position is covered by the Public School Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement. Salary Information: $63,242 Minimum
Posting Date: 08/18/2021 Open Until Further Notice: Yes Closing Date: Screening to Begin: 09/02/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
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Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.