Part-time Staff Counselor
Reporting to the Director of Counseling, the Staff Counselor provides personal therapy and psychological services to students at the University of Bridgeport. Duties include: short-term therapy, crisis and emergency coverage, consultation, outreach, psycho-educational workshops, staff training and administrative duties as needed.
This position is a ten-month appointment (August 1-May 31) requiring a minimal commitment of 20 hours/week.
Maintains privileged-level confidentiality of clients and client files as required by ethical, legal and governing boards’ guidelines.
Provides individual and group counseling to student clients;
Assists in crisis intervention and emergency coverage as necessary;
Provides outreach on mental health issues to campus community;
Participates in the training of Residential Life staff, Campus Security and other departments in the campus community;
Establishes a professional working relationship with all Division of Student Affairs staff;
Attends regular meetings with the Counseling Services staff;
Provides clinical supervision to Master’s level Counseling Interns as requested;
Serves as a member of the “Counseling-on-Call” rotation;
Attends Campus community events on behalf of and as a representative of Counseling Services;
Stays currents with best practices and clinical work;
Avoids dual roles, multiple relationships with clients;
Manages and maintains client related paperwork and documentation;
Is current and informed regarding walk-in crisis situations, consultations, reach-outs for incidents involving campus security and other Counseling Services daily activities;
Performs other related administrative and counseling duties as required.
Minimal Requirements: A Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field is required. Clinical licensure from the state of Connecticut (i.e.: LCSW, LMFT), is preferred. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in counseling, preferably in a college counseling center environment. An understanding of the ethical and legal guidelines of psychological practice as well as a strong theoretical and clinical background. Capable of handling psychological on-call responsibilities. Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Skill Sets: AOD interventions, multicultural counseling and experience with first generation college students.
Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application and resume to:
University of Bridgeport
Staff Counselor, Department of Counseling Services
Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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