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Staff Counselor

Health and Counseling


The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is looking for a compassionate and driven Staff Counselor who focuses on providing services to support the success and mental well-being of students. Clinical services will include conducting initial assessments, providing individual and group therapy workshops, consultation, outreach, programming, and collaboration with campus partners. This position reports to the Director of Counseling Services. 

A successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: providing direct clinical services to Asian American, Pacific Islander, LatinX, indigenous/first nations, LGBT+ or other underrepresented groups, substance use, eating disorders, autism spectrum, or transgender and non binary identifying people.  

This is a full-time, exempt, 10-month position working August through May with regular hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 18 days of paid vacation, paid holidays and many other campus amenities. The annual salary for this position is $64,612.00. 

The deadline to submit your application is October 9, 2022. 

This is not a remote position since Reed is a residential campus and community is important to education. 

Who You are

  • You show compassion. You are kind and empathic to both clients and colleagues with an innate desire to help people.

  • You are self-aware. You understand your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, privilege, and stereotypes.

  • You are committed to community engagement, both within the campus community and the larger Portland area to help clients access resources.

  • You have strong clinical and crisis management skills. 

  • You have an understanding of trauma and trauma awareness.

  • You understand the developmental challenges of late adolescent aged students. 

  • You are passionate about your work and your area of expertise.

  • You understand specific issues related to this work, such as marginalization, social inequities, prejudice, discrimination.

  • You are committed to social justice and advocating for students and you are not afraid to challenge the system.

  • You are aware of your audience and adapt your communication style appropriately.

  • You have at least one year of experience providing services to clients.

  • You have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field. 

What You’ll Do

  • Provide culturally responsive and identity informed individual and group counseling. 

  • Complete intake assessments and engage in individual and group counseling and psychotherapy utilizing a brief treatment model.

  • Design and implement multiculturally-oriented and inclusive outreach programs, therapeutic groups, and skills-building workshops, with a focus on holistic wellness of  students.

  • Incorporate an understanding of the ways in which identity, privilege and oppression affect therapeutic service delivery. 

  • Develop and foster strong professional relationships with Reed staff and programs that focus on serving students with marginalized identities (e.g. Multicultural Resource Center and Community-engaged learning, etc.)  

  • Develop, evaluate and modify treatment plans for students who present with concerns. Including but not limited to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance use and abuse, and disordered eating. 

  • Participate in after hours on-call crisis intervention during the academic year on a rotational basis with other counseling providers and occasionally, on an as-needed basis.

  • Complete administrative responsibilities in a timely manner, including preparation  of clinical documentation utilizing the electronic health record.

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 1 year experience providing counseling and psychological services with demonstrated clinical experience using a brief therapy model.
  • Current Oregon license (LCSW, LPC, LMFT). 
  • Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in multicultural counseling, Black student issues, gender and sexuality, particularly with trans and non-binary populations, substance use and abuse issues, men and masculinity, eating disorders and anxiety disorders, working with survivors of sexual assault.
  • Previous experience working in a college counseling or higher education setting preferred.
  • Experience working with electronic health records preferred.

Apply for this job

Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.