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Position Title
University Counselor II

Wayne State University

Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Position Description
Provide psychological counseling services to the University Community, including screening and diagnostic assessment, individual, couples, and group therapy for students.

Provide supervision to staff/interns, including monitor electronic record-keeping, clinical notes, and oversee diagnostic formulation and treatment planning, counseling skills and techniques, policies and procedures.

Provide crisis intervention and critical incident debriefing to campus groups and University at-large

Maintain confidential client files and appropriate record-keeping, according to professional, ethical, legal and IACS standards.

Design, implement and present psycho-educational programming on a broad range of psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual assault, personal growth, stress management, substance use, relationships, etc.

Provide liaison and outreach to University programs/schools, housing, student organizations and other groups.

Serve as a resource/consultant to administration, faculty, and staff, aimed at bringing a psychological perspective to University concerns.

Provide interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Attend staff and professional development meetings, contributing ideas for on-going improvements, and strategic planning for CAPS.

Engage in continuing education to improve clinical skills.

Prepare appropriate printed or web-based materials to promote CAPS services.

Network with community-based services as needed.

Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of a Masterís Degree in a Mental Health related field.

Must currently possess full licensure or be on track to obtain full licensure for independent practice in the State of Michigan.

Demonstrated high degree of sensitivity, interest, understanding, ability, knowledge and experience working with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This value is strongly endorsed and embraced by CAPS.

Three years of post- licensure clinical experience, preferably in a University Counseling Center, working with individuals in varying states of emotional distress. Sensitivity, creativity and an understanding of developmental issues of both traditional and nontraditional college students.

Strong analytical and conflict resolution skills. Excellent judgement in working with clients. Experience in brief clinical intervention, including risk management, safety planning and mobilization of support systems.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to give group presentations.

Strong organizational skills. Attention to detail and thorough record keeping ability.

Reliable and innovative with customer service orientation. Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

Commitment to working with an enthusiastic and dedicated multidisciplinary team. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, maintain the highest level of confidentiality, have the ability to set boundaries, and possess strong skills for prioritization and time management.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
Wayne State University is an urban research university in Detroit, representing the most diverse student body population in Michigan. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has enjoyed unprecedented growth and expansion in the past year. CAPS is well supported by the university and has benefitted from a newly renovated space with large, bright, offices and exciting technological advancements. CAPS also features progressively expanding staff development trainings, growth in IACS approved intern and practicum placements, and an expansion of clinical services to students. CAPS promotes a culture of understanding and growth through professional collaboration among the dynamic staff, which consists of licensed counselors, psychologists, and social workers.

Region Description
Think you know Detroit? Think again! Wayne State University is located in the heart of Midtown, a progressively advancing area of Detroit with a vibrant cultural district. Midtown is a thriving artistic neighborhood, boasting an eclectic mix of theaters, music venues, dining, nature parks, and museums. Within walking distance is the crown jewel of Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts, which houses several major art exhibits. Many flock to Detroit to explore its vibrant music scene, which hosts internationally recognized music festivals and is home to the world famous Motown. Also within close proximity is the famed Riverwalk, where people stroll along the banks of the Detroit River, only minutes away from Canada. Within a short distance is a large metropolitan system of parks offering boating, cycling, and hiking. Detroit sports teams also enjoy an energetic fan base, with major baseball, football, and hockey stadiums nearby. Detroit residents can enjoy an affordable cost of living as well as access to world renowned hospitals and medical facilities. Detroit has been rated in the top 10 cities nationwide for job growth in a variety of sectors as well as among the top 10 Emerging Sustainable cities in the US.

Required Application Materials
Submit application via WSU Onling Hiring System Search found at wayne.edu

Application Deadline
Open until filled

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552 Student Center Building; 5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202

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