Job No: 496634 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Student Affairs
Bucknell University's Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) is seeking a highly motivated and energetic new staff member who possesses strong generalist skills. We are a well-resourced center that includes a consulting psychiatric provider. We pride ourselves on maintaining strong collaborative relationships with the campus community and are often contributing members to campus-wide initiatives.
For this position, we are specifically seeking candidates who have specialized clinical knowledge and experience working with Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The ideal candidate will focus on working with BIPOC students, providing brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns.
We seek candidates who understand the impact that experiences of marginalization, inequality, and prejudice can have on students, and are experienced in therapy, consultation, and outreach to address, and/or diminish this impact. The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist psychologist, counselor or social worker with demonstrated multicultural competence and established clinical, outreach and training experience serving BIPOC populations.
Job Duties: Primary Responsibilities: 1. Provide clinical assessment for students experiencing personal, developmental and/or psychological problems and those seeking personal growth and development. 2. Engage students in individual and group counseling to address personal, developmental and/or psychological problems as well as to enhance personal growth, health and academic success. 3. Develop, implement and evaluate community intervention programs/outreach services that: a) help prevent problems, b) educate students, staff and faculty about mental health/psychological issues and wellness unique to marginalized populations, and c) teach skills for self-care and community health and safety. 4. Provide emergency and crisis intervention services (e.g., participate in the center's on-call rotation including evenings and weekends). 5. Consult with university staff, faculty, students, family members and other professionals to assist students. 6. Assess need for psychiatric evaluation/medication management and assist with referral. 7. Assist with referrals of students to resources on campus (e.g., career services, student health, etc.) and off campus (e.g., community mental health programs, community clinicians). 8. Provide services consistent with professional ethical standards and generally accepted standards of practice.
Administrative Responsibilities: 1. Maintain appropriate documentation of services and client records. 2. Contribute to the office's operational responsibilities, e.g., exercise appropriate stewardship of center budget and resources, contribute to center-wide goals and projects, contribute to office planning, assist with divisional and university responsibilities, etc. 3. Engage in professional development to maintain best practices and meet legal requirements and professional guidelines for practice. 4. Engage in both need assessments and service outcome assessments/evaluations to support the effectiveness and efficiency of services. Make appropriate changes in services based on assessment findings. 5. Contribute to, provide direction for, and/or manage and administer projects assigned as part of the center's annual goals or other center or divisional projects. 6. Serve on Divisional and University committees as appropriate. 7. Other administrative duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Hold a completed master's level degree (MA) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired 2. Licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania 3. Experience working with college-aged young adults 4. Demonstrated multicultural counseling competency 5. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in advancing diversity topics and supporting multicultural identity development, as well as proven ability to work with diverse individuals and groups 6. Experience with group services (i.e., therapy and support groups)
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Completed doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology, Social Work or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired 2. Experience working in a college/university counseling center setting
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.