Assessment & Brief Intervention Counselor at U-Southern Indiana

Aug 21, 2019

About the Assessment & Brief Intervention Counselor Position:

As a member of the Counseling Center, you will work with a dynamic team to provide mental health assistance to a diverse student population. We have a supportive and collegial environment, and we are seeking a professional and team-oriented individual. The successful candidate will be passionate about clinical work, professional development, and creating relationships with both colleagues and students that nurture respect and growth. 

Responsibilities include:

• Evaluating mental, emotional, and behavioral health
• Evaluating and assisting students in crisis
• Collaboratively assigning students to appropriate levels of care
• Assisting students with needs that do not require ongoing counseling
• Assisting with referral to community groups and/or organizations
• Providing short-term skill-based therapy groups
• Delivering psychoeducational workshops

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

• Master’s (or doctoral degree) in social work, counseling, psychology or other related human services area is required. Must be licensed (or eligible for licensure within agreed upon time period) as a social worker, mental health counselor, psychologist, or marriage and family therapist in the state of Indiana.
• Significant skill in assessing mental health needs and risk levels.
• Significant skill in brief intervention with various presenting concerns.
• Significant knowledge of psychopathology, as well as developmental issues facing traditional and non-traditional students. 
• Strong knowledge of Indiana mental health law.
• Must be responsive to a high demand for services while managing unexpected crisis situations.

Why work at the USI Counseling Center?

• We are committed to making USI a happy and healthy place for all our students. You will often find us delivering presentations on mental health, bringing exciting and dynamic speakers to campus, moderating student panels, and coordinating various awareness campaigns. Visit our webpage to watch some of our videos and to find out more about our educational programs and services: https://www.usi.edu/counselingcenter/.
• Our staff offer personalized attention and work closely with students to provide vital mental health services. Feel rewarded by positively impacting student’s lives while they attend college and work toward a better future. 
• Staff are encouraged and supported to engage in continued professional development.

The University of Southern Indiana is a public higher education institution located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, IN. We offer employees exceptional benefits! Benefits for this position include: 

• Affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short term and long-term disability insurance plans
• Retirement plan where the University makes the total contribution equivalent to 11% of annual salary 
• Full tuition fee waiver for employees/75% for spouses and dependent children

Applications

If you are a qualified and dedicated professional with a sincere passion for working with students, please apply following the directions on the www.usi.edu/jobs page to log in or set up an account. When you select the “Apply to this Job” link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position, which include cover letter; current resume; names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references; and unofficial transcripts. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and addressed to the attention of Dr. Thomas Longwell, Search Committee Chair. Candidates selected for interview will also be required to provide official transcripts at a later stage. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.



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