Psychotherapist

Berea, KY

Berea College

Brief summary of this position:

This is a grant funded position that will be funded through June 30, 2023

The Licensed Psychotherapist works to enhance the outreach of Counseling Services to Berea College students who have been historically underrepresented, particularly African American, Black and Hispanic students. The incumbent must be instrumental in the development of needed counseling services for underserved populations. The Psychotherapist serves as part of a campus-wide initiative to better serve our diverse population, and will work closely with our Black Cultural Center, the Carter G. Woodson Center, the Office of First-Year Initiatives, the Office of Academic Services, Music Ensembles and Choirs, the Campus Christian Center, and the Vice President of Diversity Initiatives. The incumbent will work with current Counseling Services staff members to continue the College’s emphasis on culturally proficient direct clinical services, consultation and outreach to Berea College students who, historically, have been less likely to access Counseling Services as a resource. The Psychotherapist will work with Counseling Services staff and campus partners to assess and address individual and systemic concerns which may pose barriers to student success and well-being. A successful incumbent will continue to expand our services to reach marginalized and under-represented students, including but not limited to students of color, those from lower socio-economic, and LGBTQ backgrounds. Like all Counseling Services clinicians, this position provides all Berea College students direct psychological services and programming in the areas of personal concerns, family of origin issues, and academic success as well as providing outreach, crisis intervention, and consultation services. A demonstrated record in cultural competency will be a primary requirement for this position.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
Education required to ensure success in this position:
•    Master’s degree in relevant field, required.

Experience required to ensure success in this position:
•    Counseling experience in a college or university setting;
•    Demonstrated experience in building strong programs to support the unique needs of historically under represented populations;
•    Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills;
•    Experience designing and implementing outreach programs and psycho-educational workshops that are sensitive to multicultural differences;
•    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of campus constituents.

Special skills, knowledge and abilities:
•    Proven cultural competency in working with students of diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international and LGBTQ backgrounds, including sensitivity about multicultural issues;

License, certification, or registration necessary:
•    Valid Kentucky licensure, in good standing, in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy OR valid out-of-state licensure, in good standing and licensure–eligible in the state of Kentucky. Will consider candidates who are licensed but require supervised hours to practice independently (ex: LPCA).
Physical requirements:
•    Ability to maneuver and navigate campus quickly
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
•    Visual acuity is necessary for computer work

Environmental conditions:
•    Office environment
 
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment:
•    Computer
•    Standard office equipment

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Work closely with our Black Cultural Center, the Carter G. Woodson Center, the Office of First-Year Initiatives, the Office of Academic Services, the Campus Christian Center, and the Vice President of Diversity Initiatives to develop needed services for underserved Berea College student populations.
•    Work with current Counseling Services staff members to continue the College’s emphasis on culturally proficient direct clinical services, consultation and outreach to Berea College students who, historically, have been less likely to access Counseling Services as a resource.
•    Work with Counseling Services staff and campus partners to assess and address individual and systemic concerns which may pose barriers to student success and well-being.
•    Work to expand Counseling Services to reach marginalized and under-represented students, including but not limited to students of color, those from lower socio-economic, and LGBTQ backgrounds.
•    Provide individual, group, and couples therapeutic counseling.
•    Maintain documentation of client files in accordance with professional best practices.
•    Assist in providing coverage for after-hours and holiday mental health emergencies.
•    Development and presentation of educational & preventative programs on a variety of mental health issues.
•    Identifying and working with community agencies.
•    Work in consultation and collaboration with various departments across campus, including Labor and Student Life, Academic Services, faculty members, etc.

Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.

 

Posted: 11/05/2021