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Mental Health Counselor

$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS

Primary Function:
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 emotional and psychological 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.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments of students referred by staff, faculty and self.
  • Provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy services that are responsive to a diverse population of students.
  • Provide prevention and outreach around the issues of neurodiversity and mental health.
  • Provide guidance and support to staff and faculty in need of assistance and support while responding to emergencies and crisis interventions with students.
  • Develop a referral network and refer, where appropriate, students to professionals outside the College, including arrangements for emergency in-patient care.
  • Participate in the development of policies and operating procedures related to the Counseling Center.
  • Participate in Family Orientation, consult with parents as appropriate and participate in Family Weekend as necessary.
  • Participate in regular staff and faculty meetings.
  • 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.
  • Provide service in accordance with legal and ethical mandates.
  • Provide thorough and accurate documentation.
  • Provide consultation services to student groups, and to faculty and staff, which address the psychological and emotional wellbeing of students and their developmental needs.
  • Participate in student orientations, workshops, and programs that provide information to individuals and groups related to mental health and developmental concerns.
  • Remain current with developments in counseling and mental health, which specifically relate to college students, neurodivergence and college community.
  • Serve as a member of various committees.
  • Possibly provide mental health consultation and services in the summer high school program for additional compensation.
  • Participate in rotating after-hours on-call phone triage.
  • Develop and maintain computer skills that effectively access the computer as a general office tool. Be able and willing to pivot to telehealth platforms as needed.
  • Serve as a primary counseling resource for the College's 3-week High School.
  • Summer Program: responsible for providing consultation and advice to the Residential staff and situational assessments of students who may need supportive mental health interventions.
  • Some evening and occasional weekend work required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

Qualifications:
Essential qualifications include a master's degree in the field of psychological counseling, demonstrable training, skill, and supervised professional experience to carry out job responsibilities. Demonstrated awareness and ability to provide culturally competent mental health services. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The ability to responsibly handle confidential/sensitive information The position of Mental Health Counselor requires a minimum of 3 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.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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