Resident in Counseling (GA342)

Longwood University   Farmville, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on November 30, 2022
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About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

As the primary designated mental health service on campus, CAPS is a valued component of the Well-Being Unit. The Well-Being Unit is an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs at Longwood University. Notable features of this IACS accredited center include a well-respected reputation for ethical delivery of services, long-standing masters-level training program, and established and evolving collaborations with Academic Affairs and campus partners. For more information about our center, please visit

Job Description:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a valued unit within Student Affairs and accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, is accepting applications for a Resident in Counseling with BIPOC Student Focus, beginning in January 2023. The residency punctuates the final stage of pre-licensed training by offering diverse clinical opportunities meant to solidify and enhance skills necessary for successfully functioning as a provider in a university counseling center environment. While there are required activities (individual counseling, group counseling, initial consultations, single session therapy, outreach, and after-hours emergency coverage), the residency experience affords the opportunity to develop advanced skills and knowledge in an area of professional interest with a mentor. The Resident in Counseling will have flexibility to initiate counseling groups and outreach programs specific to the needs of BIPOC and other under-represented groups. Finally, there may be an opportunity to develop a specialty project addressing a campus need.

The Resident in Counseling will receive both individual and group supervision commensurate with the requirements for licensure. Supervision will be geared toward skill development, completion of licensure requirements, and professional development issues. In addition to supervision, there is weekly case consultation with all of the clinical staff. As a center, we believe in and provide an "open-door" policy for all members of the team. The Resident in Counseling also receives additional training through seminars and workshops on topics such as Single Session Therapy, DBT, trauma, and ethics.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provide ethical individual and group counseling services to Longwood University students
  • Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and scheduling within Titanium Scheduler
  • Provide outreach programming to the University community with specific focus on issues related to BIPOC and other under-represented students
  • Serve on the CAPS on-call rotation (supported by ProtoCall, Inc.)

  • An earned master's degree in counseling.
  • Completion of a supervised clinical internship or work equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of strong clinical skills; excellent communication, collaboration, and organization skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • High cultural competency in clinical, outreach, and training experience serving diverse populations, with a professional focus on the needs of BIPOC students
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the CAPS team.
  • Experience in a college/university counseling center is strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) two-year grant-funded full-time position, with a preferred start date of January 10, 2023. The Resident in Counseling position carries an annual salary of $47,000 + Longwood-managed housing, and generous Commonwealth of Virginia benefits. On-site supervision by a LPC is included. The Resident in Counseling holds professional privileges on campus: library privileges, access to employee well-being programs, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events, etc. The Resident in Counseling is provided flexible time to study for licensure. A successful fingerprint based criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; position posted 11/18/2022. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions and attach:
  • A current Resume
  • Cover letter- describing clinical experience as well as training and career goals.
  • Statement of counseling philosophy - A statement that describes the applicant's approach to counseling including his/her/their beliefs about the factor(s) that lead to therapeutic change.
  • Copies of transcripts of all graduate work
  • The names, addresses (including titles and institutions), and telephone numbers of three professional references knowledgeable about the applicant's clinical experience and performance (at least one reference should be a supervisor from the last year)

Longwood University

Farmville , VA