Trinity Washington University seeks a Counselor for the Health and Wellness Center to provide clinical services to students. Historically known as Trinity College, Trinity today is a small university with 2,700 students enrolled in four academic units, including more than 1,000 students in the full-time daytime undergraduate women’s college, and three coeducational professional schools offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in evening, weekend and online formats. Nearly 80% of Trinity’s students reside in the Washington, D.C. region, and about 90% are African American and Hispanic.
PART II: POSITION INFORMATION:
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Health and Wellness Center supports the academic mission of Trinity by providing professional health and wellness services to Trinity Washington University students. The Counselor assists the Director, and Health Center staff with providing health services to students. The Counselor’s primary focus is on providing short term counseling/ therapy to graduate and undergraduate students at Trinity Washington University.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- A master’s degree is required.
- Must be licensed in the District of Columbia
- Must carry malpractice insurance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Demonstrate understanding of college women student mental health and wellness needs
- Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work in diverse community respectfully with staff and students
- Ability to work in a collaborative environment
SPECIAL LICENSES, REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATION:
DC license; Malpractice insurance
LEVEL & TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in social work, counseling psychology, or related field plus 2 years of related professional experience
- Experience with mental health provision in a college or university counseling center
- Knowledge, skill, and passion to work with a diverse population of college women
- 21 hours per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00pm (One hour unpaid lunch daily)
- There may be opportunity for educational programs in the evenings and weekends.
PART III: DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND TASKS:
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (Functions and Tasks):
- Provide individual therapy, group therapy, case management, and crisis intervention to students
- Provide education related to mental health promotion and academic success
- Conduct outreach, workshops and training on various mental health and well being topics as needed
- Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills and respond to emergencies as needed
- Develop sound treatment goals and means by which to measure the levels of progress of the patient
- Assist with the arrangement for off-campus referrals for students as necessary
- Collaborate with Director of Health and Wellness Center to develop and implement programs for awareness weeks and other targeted topic
- Assist the Director in coordinating the annual health fair and regular activities promoting wellness
- Comply with confidentiality requirements as set by HIPAA, FERPA, federal, state and local regulation
- Knowledge of and experience providing a broad range of psychotherapy and counseling methods in a brief therapy model
- Keep timely, accurate, and ethical records consistent with Trinity’s policy
SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES (Functions & Tasks):
- Provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding students of concern
- Participate on committees, such as CARE Behavioral Intervention team, for Student Affairs as assigned by the Director.
- Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary by the Director Health and Wellness and Vice President for Student Affairs
CAMPUS COMMUNITY EVENTS PARTICIPATION:
It is expected that you will participate and contribute to the success of official events, in addition to Student Activity events. The following events require your attendance and participation:
Orientation, Cap and Gown, Convocation, Freshman Medal, Junior Ring, Sophomore Pin, Founder’s Day, Commencement and Reunion Weekend
- The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential tasks of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing duties for this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Position requires clear speaking voice for telephone work.
- The work environment characteristics are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions.
- Employee must be able to work efficiently with many interruptions involving walk-in and telephone inquiries and requests.
- The noise level in work environment is usually quiet but with frequent interruptions
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Please reference “Counselor for Health and Wellness Center” in the subject line.
Trinity Washington University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in the workplace without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and all other categories governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia. Trinity does not engage in discrimination on the basis of any personal characteristics defined by law as prohibited classifications