October 4, 2019 - 12:04pm -- jlaskey

Counselor (9-Month Position), Counseling Services - Student Affairs

Position Summary:

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) seeks candidates for Counselor, Counseling Services. This is a full-time, 9-month professional position that begins the second week of August and continues one week after spring commencement in May. The Counselor reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students/Director of Psychological Counseling and Health Services. The position provides personal counseling services to Ashland University students to promote optimum mental health and college success.

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual and group counseling to Ashland University students with personal, academic, career and/or social concerns.
  • Develops services and programming appropriate to a college population. Services may include, but are not limited to: clinical counseling, testing, guidance, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Creates, manages, and supervises the development of clinical treatment plans.
  • Completes psychological, intelligence, personality, career, and achievement testing.
  • Assists clients with the development of personal skills and strategies for dealing with life concerns.
  • Provides educational workshops/presentations for students in the area of university-based concerns (including RA training, etc.).
  • Assesses suicidal ideation and attempts.
  • Provides crisis intervention when needed.
  • Refers students when other University or community resources are needed; e.g. alcohol, drug and/or psychiatric treatment.
  • Serves as a consultant to faculty, administration, and staff regarding questions about mental health.
  • Works continually with the Director to ensure provision of the highest quality care to those requesting services. This may include analysis of current services, as well as any suggestions for potential improvement.
  • Assists with special projects.
  • Serves on designated University committees.

Position Requirements:

  • Master's degree required in Counseling (CACREP) or Social Work (ACSW).
  • Licensure or license eligible and registered with the State of Ohio is required.
  • Expertise and interest in testing, use of data, new student adjustment, family and relationship problems, stress reduction, and psychological evaluation is required.
  • Knowledge of professional standards and ethical guidelines required.
  • Eclectic therapeutic skills; must include but not limited to CBT, person-centered, humanistic.
  • Ability to navigate the public mental health system, including working with the county and state mental health boards.
  • Maintain license and CEU requirements as deemed by the State of Ohio Licensure Board.
  • Minimum of two (2) years professional and one (1) year experience in a college or university setting required.
  • Flexibility in clinical service delivery; for example, internet, Chat, Skype, etc.
  • Ability to navigate the public mental health system, including working with the county and state mental health boards.
  • Knowledge of national and state ethical standards.
  • Ability to institute risk, crisis and emergency protocols.
  • Expertise and understanding of standard academic testing; e.g. ACT or SAT.
  • Competent to work with a diverse clinical population.
  • Requires evening and weekend availability as needed.

Please submit a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.

Counselor (9-Month Position), Counseling Services - Student Affairs
Request From: 
Vice President for Student Affairs
Official Posting Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:45am
Operational Department: 
Student Affairs - Counseling Services
Shift Required: 
Employment Type: