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Staff Counselor

Health and Counseling


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 full-time, exempt position working 37.5 hours per week months from Mid-August 2019 through Mid-May 2020, with an anticipated end date of May 21, 2020. The pay is $46,800. 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), 22 days of paid vacation, seven paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted Trimet transit 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.


  • A minimum of 1 year experience providing counseling and psychological services with demonstrated clinical experience using a brief therapy model.
  • Valid and unencumbered professional licensure.
  • 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.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required for submission. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:   

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.