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Position Title
Staff Counselor

Creighton University

Counseling Services

Salary Range

Position Description
This is a continuous full-time, ten-month position that runs August 1st through May 31st of each year. Responsibilities include providing individual, couples, and group counseling services to a diverse student body presenting with personal, academic, and career concerns. The person will also provide crisis assessment and intervention, consultation, and outreach programming. Other responsibilities include maintaining electronic documentation of services, participating in committee work, sharing in weekly staff training, working on multidisciplinary teams, and maintaining relevant professional credentials. The person must be able to work autonomously yet collaboratively. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. This position reports to the Director of the Counseling Services.

Multicultural competence is highly valued. Working at Counseling Services requires the ability to conceptualize a broad range of clinical issues from a multicultural and social justice perspective. Diversity is recognized and honored among all Counseling Services staff.

Minimum Qualifications
Masterís degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Clinical Social Work. The successful candidate must be eligible for provisional licensure as a mental health professional in the state of Nebraska and obtain full licensure within the first two years of employment. Strong written and verbal communication skills and basic computer skills are required. For candidates needing post-degree supervised experience to complete requirements for full licensure, the supervision can be provided as part of the work experience.

Desired Qualifications
Experience with a college-aged population is preferred. Specialized interest, training and experience working with culturally diverse and LGBTQ students is also preferred.

University Description
Department Description
Counseling Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The staff consists of four psychologists, two masterís level clinicians (one position open), a consulting psychiatrist, two pre-doctoral psychology interns, and two practicum students. The pre-doctoral interns are part of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, which is APA-accredited.

Counseling Services is a highly utilized, fast-paced mental health service with primary responsibility for meeting the mental health needs of Creighton students. Counseling Services is part of an integrated health service, located jointly with Health Services in the Center for Health & Counseling. The Center is located in a newly built student services building.

The staff at Counseling Services have a supportive, collegial relationship with one another. Consultation, collaboration, transparency, and diversity of ideas are highly valued, with shared responsibility for center operations being the norm. The staff are progressive and respect a diversity of theoretical perspectives.

University Description
Creighton University is a traditional, residential four-year campus with strong graduate and professional programs, including schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy. It is a Catholic, Jesuit University of over 7,000 students. Our Jesuit vision commits us to form women and men of competence, conscience and compassion who have learned from reflecting upon their experiences of being for and with others. Creighton is committed to welcoming all expressions of diversity that are in keeping with the Ignatian tradition of fostering an inclusive, compassionate, and respectful environment for our students, staff, and faculty.

Creighton University has a strong commitment to social justice and service, being named for the fifth year to the 2012 Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, student- service learning and civic engagement, as well as meaningful community outcomes.

Region Description
Creighton University is located in Omaha, Nebraska (pop. 838, 855 metro area) on a 130-acre campus adjacent to the downtown business district. Omaha has been rated as one of the nationís Top Ten best big cities to live in by Money Magazine. Omaha boasts a low cost of living, short commutes, and all the cultural and entertainment amenities of a city twice its size. It has a vibrant downtown located on the riverfront, museums that host national traveling exhibits, one of the countryís most popular zoos, live local and national theater, an internationally-renowned artist colony, and international entertainers and music groups. The four-season climate allows for numerous opportunities for recreation, including cycling, canoeing, golfing, cross-country skiing, and leagues for virtually every sport and for every age. Omaha has become a destination of choice for many immigrants and secondary migrant refugees due to its low cost of living, relatively low unemployment, strong job market, and good schools.

Required Application Materials
1)Cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Copy of graduate transcripts, 4) A list of three current references and their contact information

Application Deadline
Position is open until filled.

Starting Date
September 1, 2012

Send Applications To:
Dr. Allison Harlow

Mailing Address
Center for Health & Counseling, Harper Center Suite 1034, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

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