Landmark College, the college of choice for neurodiverse learners, has an excellent opportunity for a counselor in our Counseling Center.
The position of counselor is responsible for providing individual and group counseling, crisis assessment, and participating in program development in Academic and Student Affairs. The functions of the Counseling Center are to provide direct service to students experiencing ongoing or situational distress, to administer and continually refine the Center in order to best meet the needs of the Landmark College community, and to offer other services congruent with the mission and philosophy of the College.
The ideal candidate will conduct psychosocial assessments of students referred by staff, faculty, and self. They will provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy services that are responsive to a diverse population of students. The counselor will be accessible and available to staff members in need of assistance and support while responding to emergencies and crisis intervention with students and develop a referral network and, where appropriate, refer students to professionals outside the College, including arrangements for emergency in-patient care.
Counselors will participate in the development of policies and operating procedures related to the Counseling Center. They will attend residential life meetings and other meetings as appropriate for the coordination of care for individual students and as supportive of the healthy growth and development of students in general and provide service in accordance with legal and ethical mandates. They will provide consultation services to student groups, and to faculty and staff that address the psychological and emotional wellbeing of students and their developmental needs and participate in student orientations, workshops, and programs that provide information to individuals and groups related to mental health and developmental concerns.
Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree in the field of psychological counseling. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are also required. The ability to responsibly handle confidential/sensitive information is critical. The position of counselor requires a minimum of 5 years post graduate experience and a professional license acquired by supervised counseling experience and the passing of a state/national level examination. A license promotes professional identity, visibility, and accountability on a state/national level, identifying counselors who have met formal professional standards.