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Counselor/Coordinator for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Outreach

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Categories: Staff
Department: Student Counseling

The Center for Student Health and Well-Being at Davidson College is seeking applicants for a 10-month, full-time counseling position  to begin in September 2019. This position is designed to provide individual and group therapy, outreach, crisis, and consultation services in a college mental health setting with a specific focus on under-represented/minority student populations on campus. The primary focus of this position is the provision of direct clinical services, including initial assessments, crisis assessments, referrals, case management, individual brief counseling, and group psychotherapy. The secondary but very critical focus of this position will be to coordinate diversity and inclusion services for the counseling services. Coordinative responsibilities will include collaborative care for diverse and underrepresented students as well as training of staff and other campus partners related to social and clinical considerations in working with clients identifying as diverse with regards to race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality and gender.

Position Summary:

  • Provide intervention for ongoing and "walk-in" clients presenting with acute mental health crisis (e.g., severe self harm, sexual assault trauma, relationship violence, etc.).
  • Familiarity with short-term/brief models of counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Maintain clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts, in compliance with ethics, law, and best practices.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment.
  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings (e.g., case consultations, outreach initiatives,  etc.).
  • Serve on the Eating Disorder Interdisciplinary Treatment Team addressing the individual needs of students and also interfacing with involved campus personnel.
  • Collaborate with other campus departments (e.g., Athletics, Residence Life, Office of the Dean of Students, etc.) to develop and plan outreach programs that address the current trends in mental health on college campuses.
  • Consult with parents, physicians, off-campus counseling services, faculty, Student Life staff, and other campus offices, when appropriate, and with appropriate authorization in order to provide quality care to   students.
  • Ensure continuity of care between on- and off campus resources with regards to individual student mental health care, to include case management.
  • Create and present in-service training as requested.
  • Serve in an after-hours on-call rotation throughout the academic year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work with at least 2 years post-degree experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Must be eligible for NC licensure as a therapist within their clinical field of practice (e.g., LP, LPC, LCSW, etc.) and will be expected to obtain full licensure within the first year of  employment.
  • Thorough knowledge of current mental health issues facing college students, including suicidality, sexual trauma, relationship violence, disordered eating, etc.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse student population, including: students from underrepresented populations; various racial and ethnic backgrounds; gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender students; low socio-economic students; and international students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a college counseling center.
  • Ability to work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of trends and current best practices in college student mental health care
  • Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented populations such as gender-diverse individuals and those from diverse racial and ethnic groups.
  • Clinical skills that are specific to dealing with students who struggle with body image concerns and/or are along the disordered eating continuum.
  • Ability to use an electronic record keeping system.


This is a 40 hour/week, 10 month/year benefitted position. If interested in applying, please go to https://employment.davidson.edu and submit an online application with a cover letter and resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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