Counselor
Summary
Title:Counselor
ID:999
Department:Division of Student Development and Success
Location:Van Ness
Description

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to Public

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS1710/0058/08

Salary Range:  $50,462.79 - $67,868.76

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

General duties include the provision of mental heal th services to university students, assessment and consultation services, clinical supervision of psychology and post-graduate trainees, and mental health education and outreach programming.  The Counselor is an integral team member in the Counseling & Student Development Center.  In addition to his/her work providing counseling services to UDC students, the Counselor serves as a professional resource providing consultation and outreach to the University community, as well as clinical supervision to trainees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 

  • Provides mental health counseling services (assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling) for University students on a range of mental health, psychological, and personal concerns
  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions
  • Provides mental health crisis management, intervention, and follow-up
  • Completes necessary and required clinical and administrative paperwork in a timely manner and consistent with office expectations and professional standards
  • Provides consultation to faculty and staff on issues relevant to student mental health concerns, behavior, educational performance, safety and risk management as appropriate
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements student programming and outreach on a broad range of psychological and mental health issues
  • Provides clinical supervision and training to non-licensed trainees
  • Provides clinical case management services as needed or assigned
  • Participates in administrative and clinical meetings
  • Develops, implement, and analyzes program assessments
  • Participates actively and constructively in institutional committees and partnerships related to student development, mental health, retention, and outreach
  • Provides clinical supervision and training to non-licensed trainees
  • Provides clinical case management services as needed or assigned
  • Develops, implement, and analyzes program assessments
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology or Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Social Work from an accredited program
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Psychologist in the District of Columbia is strongly preferred.  License eligible candidates with plan to be licensed within 4 months of hire will be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience working with full range of human diversity, including ethnic minorities and underserved populations
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to psychology predoctoral students and psychiatric residents for psychotherapy
  • Clinical experience working with individuals who are in varying states of emotional distress presenting with a wide range of psychological concerns and disorders

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:  This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.   

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.

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