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Counselor- Student Affairs

Counselor

Department:                       Student Affairs       

Employment Detail:            Permanent, Full-Time

Applications received by June 1, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

DUTIES:

The Counselor/Therapist will be responsible for providing solution-focused and/or short-term individual psychotherapy for students, supportive counseling, assessments and crisis intervention; also provides consultation to students, faculty, staff and parents; designs and facilitates outreach in the areas of wellness educational activities. This position also manages Disability services for the 4-year campus (~ 50 students per semester). This position reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management/Dean of Student Success and is a full-time 12-month position.

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Provides short-term psychotherapy and supportive personal counseling to students. Makes referrals to on and off campus professionals and, when necessary, coordinates care with psychiatric providers.
  • Consults with students, faculty, staff and parents regarding mental health issues and the well-being of students.
  • Presents outreach education to students on topics that are relevant to their emotional and social well-being. Coordinates and arranges outreach activities, including promotion of programs offered.
  • Conducts training programs for Residence Life (e.g. RAs, RDs) and to staff and faculty, in order to educate the campus on mental health and developmental issues.
  • Abides by applicable State and Federal laws, licensure requirements and professional codes of ethics.
  • Documents, organizes and manages client records in accordance with professional standards and state and federal laws.
  • Coordinate Disability Services for 4-year campus; includes case management, managing peer note-takers, working with faculty/staff to ensure proper accommodations are provided.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management/Dean of Student Success

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology or related field
  • Must have valid clinical licensure and ability to obtain licensure in Montana within 90 days of employment.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy for mental health concerns
  • Experience working with people with disabilities

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills and the ability to work with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to practice open and effective communications with students; University faculty, staff and administration;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and use good judgement in providing services based on goals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience with college-age population
  • Experience with learning disabilities

For full consideration application materials must be complete.  Please include a cover letter addressing qualifications, a resume and contact information for 3 professional references. 

Applications received by June 1, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.  To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to humanresources@mtech.edu.  You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

To request an accommodation, contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380; cisakson@mtech.edu

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