Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Staff Counselor (2 positions)

East Carolina University

The Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD)

Salary Range
Mid to high 40ís, commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.

Position Description
The Center for Counseling and Student Development is an engaging group of 14 mental health professionals and 3 administrative support staff who offer short-term (10-12 appointments) treatment to East Carolina University students. Please link to www.ecu.edu/counselingcenter to find out more information about the Center, the services we offer, and the people who work here. The CCSD is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

The Center for Counseling and Student Development at East Carolina University invites applications for 2 staff counselors committed to working with the college student population. The Center for Counseling and Student Development is a valued member of the larger university community and the Division of Student Affairs. CCSD is the primary counseling center on campus and provides comprehensive mental health treatment via a multi-disciplinary team. Primary responsibilities of these positions include offering short-term therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation services to the university community.

The Center for Counseling and Student Development is appreciative of diversity, and our staff represents the inclusive definition of diversity which we embrace. The Center seeks colleagues who are eager to create and manage a diverse, and often heavy clinical caseload. Outreach to underrepresented or underserved populations is considered particularly beneficial.

Counseling individuals and groups regarding personal, social, career and academic development represents the bulk of the staff counselorís work week. Another primary responsibility is crisis intervention services. These services are administered through consultation, direct assessment/evaluation, counseling, referral and follow-up. Crisis services occur on a rotating basis during business hours (8-5), and additionally on a weekly basis for after-hours crisis coverage. The after-hours coverage does include evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

Additional staff counselor responsibilities include providing outreach on both a proactive basis as well as responding to the numerous requests for programs that come in every semester from various offices across campus. Further position duties might include: internal and external committee work, teaching a college adjustment course, and involvement in professional development activities.

In summary, CCSD seeks candidates who are comfortable working in a collaborative team approach and are very much committed to the mission of developing healthy and academically successful college students in a diverse college student body. The Center embraces a development perspective, so successful candidates will be knowledgeable, comfortable, and invested in working with students from this viewpoint. Because CCSD is a heavily utilized counseling center, the successful candidates will also be ones who are able to manage a large caseload and are able to provide some weekend and evening coverage for both outreach and/or crisis services.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants are required to have a doctorate degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, that results in an ability to become a licensed mental health professional in North Carolina.

Desired Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who are currently licensed in North Carolina, who evidence experience and expertise working with increased clinical severity as well as leading or co-leading groups. Additionally, applicants with expertise and interest in DBT, menís issues, and trauma work are preferred.

University Description
East Carolina University is a school of approximately 27,000 students located in eastern North Carolina approximately 1 hour from the coast and 1.5 hours from Raleigh, NC to the west. East Carolina University has a proud heritage. From our early days as a school for training teachers to our present status as a national doctoral research university, we have continually served our region with quality and commitment since 1907. We remember the many hard-fought victories that make up the storied tradition of Pirate athletics. We are proud of our national and international leadership in medicine, health sciences, and teacher preparation. We are proud of our award-winning excellence in the visual and performing arts. Above all, we are proud of the vital contributions our people and programs have made for the betterment of North Carolina.

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Required Application Materials
In order to be considered for the positions, all applicants are required to submit a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume/vitae, and a list of references including contact information online. Please go to the ECU job website: https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp Click on "EPA Non-Faculty Positions," position # 000775. In addition, each candidate should arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference that speak directly to the candidateís qualifications for this position submitted to the Chair of the search committee at the address indicated below: Hillary Liles, LCSW, Chair East Carolina University Center for Counseling and Student Development 137 Umstead Greenville, NC 27858 Original transcripts as well as a criminal background check will be required upon offer of employment. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the universityís diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Application Deadline
Screening will begin March 11, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled. The projected start date is August 1st, and this is negotiable.

Starting Date
August, 2013; negotiable

Send Applications To:
Hillary Liles, LCSW, Chair

Mailing Address
East Carolina University, Center for Counseling and Student Development, 137 Umstead Hall
Greenville, NC 27858

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