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Staff Counselor

Christopher Newport University

Office of Counseling Services

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Position Description
Christopher Newport University’s Office of Counseling Services seeks a staff counselor for a full-time position to provide individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, educational outreach programs, and consultation with faculty and staff. Though this position is primarily a clinical service delivery position, the successful candidate will also provide after hours on-call support, consulting, psycho-educational programming, including seminars and workshops to address preventative and developmental needs of students, and will also support student success and student engagement in the residence hall and classroom through appropriate programs and services. The candidate may also provide training supervision as needed. The Office of Counseling Services works collaboratively with many offices within the University and Division of Student Affairs, and as such, each staff member contributes to accomplishing the office and division objectives.

Minimum Qualifications
Required qualifications include a master’s degree in counseling, counselor education, clinical/counseling psychology, or related discipline, including coursework and/or appropriate training in individual and group counseling, psychological assessment, theories of personality, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, standards of ethical practice, and substance abuse prevention. The successful candidate must have experience and knowledge in providing individual or group counseling; experience in crisis counseling and intervention to include on-call status and emergency hospitalization procedures; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have a doctorate in counseling, counselor education, clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely related discipline; experience providing individual and group counseling in a college/university setting; experience providing supervision to graduate trainees at a university counseling center; experience providing counseling and prevention services in substance abuse; experience providing training programs for resident advisors and Greek populations; experience in behavioral management techniques to assist students experiencing difficulty in adjusting to a college environment; knowledge of student development; ability to plan, manage, and administer concurrent programs meeting a variety of needs; and knowledge about counseling special populations such as those who are at-risk for suicide or victims of sexual assault and substance abuse.

University Description
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 376 Best Colleges: 2012 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience -- great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,000 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed nearly $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated nearly 9,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,200 and has been named one of the top 10 “up and coming” liberal arts schools in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide. For further details and information about Christopher Newport University, visit the University’s web site at http://www.cnu.edu.

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Required Application Materials
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter, current resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment Staff Counselor Search Search #7302 Christopher Newport University 1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA 23606-3072 Or mlmoody@cnu.edu Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2013. Applications received after March 20, 2013, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

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Send Applications To:
Michelle Moody

Mailing Address
CNU, 1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

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