Reed College is seeking a Staff Counselor to work in our Health & Counseling Center (HCC). The HCC is an integrated center with a strongly collaborative and multi-disciplinary clinical staff that includes: Psychology Trainees, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Social Work/Case Manager, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Licensed Psychologists, and Medical Doctors. The HCC strives to evaluate, maintain, and promote the general health of Reed students so that they may pursue their academic interests with clarity, confidence, and joy. The center is heavily utilized and is a lively and energetic place to work.
Reporting to the Counseling Director, the Staff Clinician is a licensed clinical or counseling psychologist, LCSW, or licensed professional counselor whose primary role is to provide professional mental health services to the Reed student community. In discharging these duties this clinician is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio economic status and other multicultural identities and to be skilled in working with students with diverse backgrounds.
All the staff clinician’s activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of Oregon.
This is a temporary, part-time position working 2 to 3 days per week (15-22.5 hours per week) from Mid-August through Mid-December 2019 and Mid-January through Mid-May 2020. The pay is $34/hour. This position is not eligible for Reed College’s employee benefits, with the exception that you may participate in and make voluntary contributions to our 403b retirement plan and you are eligible for Oregon Paid Sick Leave. You will have access to many other campus amenities, such as library borrowing privileges, membership to the campus fitness center and discounted TriMet bus passes.
Who You Are
- You are committed to the highest ethical standards of professional practice
- You have a strong understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.
- You bring experience working with a full range of mental health challenges including mood disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, eating disorders, ADHD, and trauma related presentations.
- You enjoy working in a fast paced and busy environment where priorities may change quickly.
- You are self-motivated and proactive and enjoy working independently, but you also enjoy working in teams.
- You are efficient and you use your interpersonal skills to communicate with colleagues who work in multiple disciplines.
- You are strongly committed to multicultural competence in mental health service provision. And comfortable designing and implementing multiculturally oriented and inclusive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops.
- You bring a solid understanding of how race, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, privilege and oppression relate to psychological service delivery.
What You’ll Do (Essential Duties)
- Ongoing counseling and psychotherapy; intake assessments; mental health consultation. Case disposition and case management, crisis intervention and risk assessment of students with a wide range of presentations.
- Assessment, evaluation and the development of treatment recommendations to clients presenting with concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, disordered eating, relationship problems, family concerns, and academic difficulties. Issues related to intersecting identities are also a common focus of counseling support.
- Several weeks of after hours on-call crisis intervention during the academic year.
- Outreach and consultation for the campus community with a focus on multicultural inclusivity and cross-culturally relevant programming.
- Liaison and coordination of care for students, including administrative responsibilities and complete necessary documentation and preparation for clinical work, including working within the electronic health record.