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Counselor

 Post University is currently accepting applications for the role of Counselor to join our growing team.

POST UNIVERSITY’S STORY:

Post University is a world class, non-traditional learning institution with over 100 years’ rich tradition in making career goals and aspirations become a reality for countless students from across the United States and over 40 different countries.  Our growth history is based on retaining passionate professionals who treat students and each other with amazing service.  Our business model is simple – “We Make It Personal!” and “We CARE!”

The Post success story is based on our daily journey wherein each associate lives, thinks and behaves “outside the box” of traditional solutions or cultures.  Post University is a family of the best and brightest trail blazers, inspired by our routine way of life – bold, disruptive, and fun!  We are singularly focused difference-makers in the classroom, in the communities we serve, and the non-profit charities we support!         

At Post University, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – it’s directly tied to our core value, “Making it Personal”. We realize the key to building an inclusive culture and positive employee experience comes from who we hire and creating a workplace that celebrates everyone.

Post commits to diverse, equitable and inclusive excellence by advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and any other legally protected group who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse, inclusive and equitable community.

JOB SUMMARY

Post’s Counseling Center provides individual psychotherapy, medication management, therapeutic groups, and consultation to the Post community. The Counseling Center supports the anti-racism and social justice mission of the university, and it is committed to continually enhancing the multicultural competency of its staff. The Counselor provides short-term counseling for a diverse population of on-campus college students. To achieve this, they will provide focused therapy sessions, including but not limited to individual, relationship, and group counseling, crisis assessments and interventions, and mental health/wellness programming. The Counselor will actively demonstrate a commitment to cultural humility, diversity, and social justice. They will design and implement prevention, outreach, and other educational programs and serve as a mental health consultant to faculty, staff, students, families, and campus committees.

Essential Functions

  • Provide evidence-based and culturally responsive individual and group counseling to Post University students
  • Provide education and outreach programs specifically designed to engage members of marginalized student populations and promote belonging, with an emphasis on BIPOC communities
  • In collaboration with other university offices, partner with student groups (e.g., Black Student Union, Los Latinos, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, etc.) to facilitate effective diversity and social justice-oriented programs
  • Conduct intake assessments and make treatment recommendations, including facilitating community-based referrals to a consulting Psychiatrist and other agencies as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate and current clinical records within an electronic health record. Ensures all clinically related communication with students is recorded within the student’s chart. Report appropriate statistics to mandating office
  • Collaborate with the various offices, including Disability Support Services, Title IX, Residence Life, Athletics, and other offices to provide holistic mental health education, outreach, and prevention programs
  • Provide consultation services to students, faculty, and staff
  • Provide leadership and advocacy for mental health policies and initiatives
  • Adhere to ethical and professional standards of counseling service and practice
  • Attend and participate in clinical staff meetings, consultations, and professional development 
  • Report to Director of the Counseling Center

Required Experience

  • Direct counseling experience with college-age individuals
  • Experience and clinical effectiveness in multicultural counseling approaches with ethnically and culturally diverse clients and communities
  • Knowledge, experience, and interest in working with the following populations: clients from traditionally marginalized communities, including students of color, students with disabilities, international students, LGBTQIA+ students, student-athletes, and first-generation college students
  • Demonstrated understanding of racial stress, racial trauma, multiracial identity, systemic racism, and intercultural competency
  • The ability to conduct evaluations and risk assessments and provide DSM diagnoses; strong clinical skills working with clients living with complex conditions, such as depression; anxiety; substance use and abuse; disordered eating; and victims of sexual assault
  • Experience with group therapy and giving group presentations
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, interpersonal, and group communication) at all levels with administration, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents. Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to handle complex situations with thoughtful responses
  • Awareness of local community resources and referral sources

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working in a college or university counseling center 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations, including crisis assessments and interventions
  • Experience providing culturally proficient clinical services to diverse and underrepresented populations; reflecting an understanding of how race, ethnic identity, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, privilege, and oppression affect therapeutic service delivery

Minimum Education and License Requirements

The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in counseling or social work or a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology and be licensed or licensed as a licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or licensed clinical psychologist in Connecticut.

Hours

The full-time position calls for 30 hours per week with flexibility for scheduling to include possible/occasional evening and weekend work.

 

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 130-year tradition of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University has a vibrant campus and an excellent online program. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(k) and tuition benefits.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Associate Experience.

Disclaimer: This opportunity may be withdrawn and/or amended.

POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER that employs in compliance with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, service and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and job interview process should notify the Director of Associate Experience, Post University.

"Post University a great place for great minds to develop their careers, no matter what role you fulfill."

Donna, Post Employee for 25 years

You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success."

Caitlin, Academic Success Counselor

The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your employees."

Gina, Post Management