We are a multicultural, multidisciplinary staff who strives to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, equitable, and affirming environment for all students. We believe diversity enriches learning and enhances personal growth, and we strongly value multicultural competence, social justice, and accessibility.
The counselor is a generalist position who will work primarily with veterinary medical students and veterinary nursing students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We welcome and encourage all who are interested to apply. Our primary goal is to hire a candidate who shares our values around, and commitment to, providing high-quality, multiculturally-competent services to our veterinary students aligned with the values of CVM to learn, to discover, to heal, and to protect. We particularly welcome applicants with experience with, and interest in, providing services and support for our veterinary medical and veterinary nursing students.
The counselor will report directly to and be considered part of the staff of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). This counseling position will participate in CAPS activities (e.g., staff meetings, outreach activities, CAPS initiatives), but will do so with an awareness that the primary purpose of this counselor is to support the students within CVM. The counselor will maintain a collaborative relationship with CVM in order to ensure that this position is seen as mutually successful by both CAPS and CVM. Associate deans in Academic and Student Affairs within CVM (or delegate) will have direct relationships with the counselor and the CAPS supervisor.
The counselor provides mental health, psychotherapy, and other outreach services to CVM’s students. The counselor is responsible for providing the following: comprehensive, multiculturally competent individual and group therapy; crisis intervention services; planning and implementing workshops and seminars; conducting student outreach; and providing consultation to CVM faculty and staff. The counselor makes referrals to campus and community services, including Olin Psychiatry, Learning Resources Center, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. Tele-mental health provision is deemed acceptable as needed.
MSU is one of the top research universities in the world; on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation; and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. MSU has more than 200 programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study. About 50,000 students are enrolled for the Fall 2018 semester, about 20 percent of whom are students of color, and 14 percent who are international
This is an especially exciting time to join our staff. In August 2017, MSUs Counseling Center officially joined with the Psychiatry unit from our Student Health Service to become Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). CAPS moved into a larger, newly renovated space on the third floor of our Student Health Services building, where our offices now overlook beautiful brick buildings and tall, mature trees. As part of our expansion, CAPS has been allocated additional resources to recruit and hire a number of new mental health clinicians, and we have opened up a satellite location within our student union during the Fall of 2018. The counseling services unit within CAPS remains committed to maintaining our university counseling center identity and traditions, while also fully embracing the benefits of integration (for us and for students) with our campus health services. We continue to value our thriving training program, which includes an APA-accredited doctoral internship and a masters-level training program.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is fortunate to have an outstanding faculty, all of whom hold the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and/or the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Nearly all of the specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association are represented on the faculty. Many of these faculty members are leaders in their fields, both nationally and internationally. Today, the college includes four biomedical science departments-microbiology and molecular genetics, pathobiology and diagnostic investigation, pharmacology and toxicology, and physiology; two clinical departments; large animal clinical sciences and small animal clinical sciences; two service units; The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Medical Center.
About East Lansing
MSU is located in East Lansing, a diverse community with a friendly, small-town ambiance, and a mix of restaurants, unique shops, art galleries, and entertainment. East Lansing is just minutes away from the capital city of Lansing, and is in close proximity to many large cities, including Chicago, Toronto, and Detroit. Surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, the state of Michigan has over a hundred beaches along the longest freshwater shoreline in the world, with over 38,000 miles of Great Lakes water areas
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post- bachelor degree work such as a Masters in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in counseling/psychotherapy in a clinic/agency environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job also requires certification or licensing by the State of Michigan.
Experience with brief psychotherapy and crisis intervention; experience in interdisciplinary settings; experience with design and implementation of programming and outreach; experience with training and supervision; three to five years of professional experience; demonstrated competency or expertise in one or more specialty areas, professional students (medical, dental, law, etc) including diverse and multicultural student populations, international students, students of color, LGBT, other diverse populations; experience working in an integrated mental health setting; experience with mood/bipolar disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, and complex trauma; experience with psychological testing (e.g., ADHD assessment), and/or experience with substance abuse disorders.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
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Summary of Health Risks
Health Risk #2---TB risk working with patients in clinic setting
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