Responsible to the Director of Counseling to provide Central students with personal counseling, referrals, and educational resources. Daily contact with students, faculty and staff, and regular contact with mental health providers in the area. Facilitates educational programming/outreach to students through collaboration with Director of Student Involvement.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Provide short-term individual student counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and/or referrals as needed for students. (75%)
Assist with the creation and implementation of policies and procedures regarding students with emotional and personal problems.
Consult with and advise faculty and staff about students with emotional and personal problems, as appropriate, and in accordance with ethical standards and guidelines as cited by the American Counseling Association.
Assist with the development of referral resources for students; collaborate with area mental health and medical providers.
Document, organize, and manage client records in accordance with professional standards and state and federal laws.
Report to the Director of Student Involvement (25%) in support of educational outreach/programming.
Serves as a member of Student Development; collaborate with the staff on student needs, problems and programming; participate in campus-wide committees, meetings, and function as requested.
Master’s degree in counseling or related area required;
Minimum of two (2) years of counseling experience preferably with college students and familiarity with a residential liberal arts college.
Experience with counseling individuals about depression, eating disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, and sexual assault is desired.
Current state license or state license-eligible.
Experience with educational outreach and programming opportunities in the college setting.
About Central College
Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.