This position is contracted through June 30, 2019 with the possibility of a 1 year extension.
The Licensed Psychotherapist works to enhance the outreach of Counseling Services to Berea College students who have been historically underrepresented, particularly African American, Black and Hispanic students. The incumbent must be instrumental in the development of needed counseling services for underserved populations. The Psychotherapist serves as part of a campus-wide initiative to better serve our diverse population, and will work closely with our Black Cultural Center, the Carter G. Woodson Center, the Office of First-Year Initiatives, the Office of Academic Services, Music Ensembles and Choirs, the Campus Christian Center, and the Vice President of Diversity Initiatives. The incumbent will work with current Counseling Services staff members to continue the College’s emphasis on culturally proficient direct clinical services, consultation and outreach to Berea College students who, historically, have been less likely to access Counseling Services as a resource. The Psychotherapist will work with Counseling Services staff and campus partners to assess and address individual and systemic concerns which may pose barriers to student success and well-being. A successful incumbent will continue to expand our services to reach marginalized and under-represented students, including but not limited to students of color, those from lower socio-economic, and LGBTQ backgrounds. Like all Counseling Services clinicians, this position provides all Berea College students direct psychological services and programming in the areas of personal concerns, family of origin issues, and academic success as well as providing outreach, crisis intervention, and consultation services. A demonstrated record in cultural competency will be a primary requirement for this position.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work closely with our Black Cultural Center, the Carter G. Woodson Center, the Office of First-Year Initiatives, the Office of Academic Services, the Campus Christian Center, and the Vice President of Diversity Initiatives to develop needed services for underserved Berea College student populations
- Work with current Counseling Services staff members to continue the College’s emphasis on culturally proficient direct clinical services, consultation and outreach to Berea College students who, historically, have been less likely to access Counseling Services as a resource.
- Work with Counseling Services staff and campus partners to assess and address individual and systemic concerns which may pose barriers to student success and well-being
- Work to expand Counseling Services to reach marginalized and under-represented students, including but not limited to students of color, those from lower socio-economic, and LGBTQ backgrounds
- Provide individual, group, and couples therapeutic counseling
- Maintain documentation of client files in accordance with professional best practices
- Assist in providing coverage for after-hours and holiday mental health emergencies
- Development and presentation of educational & preventative programs on a variety of mental health issues.
- Identifying and working with community agencies
- Work in consultation and collaboration with various departments across campus, including Labor and Student Life, Academic Services, faculty members, etc.
Education required to ensure success in this position:
- Master’s degree in relevant field, required
Experience required to ensure success in this position:
- Counseling experience in a college or university setting
- Demonstrated experience in building strong programs to support the unique needs of historically underrepresented populations
- Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills
- Experience designing and implementing outreach programs and psycho-educational workshops that are sensitive to multicultural differences
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of campus constituents
Special skills, knowledge and abilities:
- Proven cultural competency in working with students of diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international and LGBTQ backgrounds, including sensitivity about multicultural issues
License, certification, or registration necessary:
- Valid Kentucky licensure, in good standing, in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy OR valid out-of-state licensure, in good standing and licensure–eligible in the state of Kentucky. Will consider candidates who are licensed but require supervised hours to practice independently (ex: LPCA).
- Ability to maneuver and navigate campus quickly
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Visual acuity is necessary for computer work
- Office environment
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment:
- Standard office equipment
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has along standing commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together.
Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.
Berea College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.
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