Mental Health Therapist, Multicultural Coordinator

Counseling Center

Openings: 1

Description

Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Center, this position serves an essential role as a direct mental health service provider to all students, with a special focus on global majority students. This person coordinates activities and programs that help maintain focus on the importance of culturally competent clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the impact that inequality, prejudice, and marginalization can have on students from global majority populations, including students of color, first generation students, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA, and have the skills and experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to address/diminish this impact.  The therapist will engage in meaningful outreach activities with appropriate community partners and student groups intended to promote increased access for services.  The Coordinator will engage in ongoing assessment of the needs of global majority students and develop and evaluate the Counseling Center’s clinical services, outreach and training to meet those needs.  

Additionally, this position requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited, comprehensive care treatment model.  The therapist provides initial triage, walk-in consultation, and brief screening assessments, group and individual counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, assessments regarding danger to self or others, referrals, outreach, psychoeducational workshops, and consultation.  

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 10-month position.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Meet individually with students, on a short-term basis (stepped care/comprehensive care model), regarding their therapeutic concerns.
  • Conduct therapy/psycho-educational groups/support groups based on student need.
  • Hold regular hours in and be a liaison between the Center for Inclusive Excellence and the Counseling Center
  • Consult with faculty, staff and off-campus providers regarding student concerns.
  • Assist with student orientations, classroom presentations, and training as appropriate.
  • Serves as consultant to staff in issues pertaining to diversity and cultural competence, especially regarding international students and culturally marginalized, at-risk, and underrepresented groups
  • Initiates and develops outreach and training programs that promote cultural humility, awareness, knowledge, and skills.
  • Tracks data of usage of services and improves the Center’s ability to meet the needs of marginalized groups and reduce stigma of mental health services.Builds and nurtures liaison relationships with campus partners representing historically underserved student groups. 
  • Respond to crisis situations and collaborate appropriately around student needs/concerns.
  • Attend occasional outside of office/after hours Student Life events in support of wellness endeavors or student support/safety/access. 

Prerequisites

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in a counseling related field.
  • Preference for candidates to be licensed in Minnesota within one year.
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to intersectionality and multicultural competency.
  • Experience providing culturally-proficient clinical services to diverse and underrepresented populations.
  • Clinical experience in psychology/mental health counseling and crisis intervention.
  • Background and interest in the provision of community/campus-based outreach services.
  • A self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals
  • A collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect and trust towards colleagues.
  • The energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of the role while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment to complete the online application. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 6, 2022. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.  The position start date is August 15, 2022. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications; 
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address therapy experience and effectiveness).

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Given the rapidly changing demographics of the Gustavus Adolphus College student body and the recognized needs of our students, preference will be given to applicants who identify as racially underrepresented at Gustavus Adolphus College. 

Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,400 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.

Contact

Hannah Godbout | hgodbout@gustavus.edu | 507-933-7027

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2022

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