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Position Title
Licensed Mental Health Professional

Kansas State University

Counseling Services

Salary Range
Salary Competitive and Commensurate with Experience The university provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and life insurances, retirement plan, and paid leave time. Refer to http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/benefitssummary.htm for a complete summary.

Position Description
Kansas State University invites applicants for a staff therapist for a full -time, 9 month position. The successful applicant will be a generalist who has a strong interest in working with a college population. S/he will demonstrate either competence in providing effective interventions to diverse populations or have experience with diverse populations. Job duties include the following: providing short term individual, couple, and group therapy; conducting initial assessments, intakes, and crisis sessions; providing referrals and bridging care to the community as needed; providing supervision and training; consulting with students, faculty, and staff regarding mental health issues; participating in outreach activities to the campus community; and providing service to the campus community as requested by our Director.

During the academic year when classes are in session, we are open Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5p.m. Staff work a day or evening schedule for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Occasional after hours and weekend work is required.

We seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. As such, we are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively seeking diversity in our employees.

To function well in this position, successful applicants will:
*Be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.
*Demonstrate a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees.
*Possess the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team.
*Be creative and flexible in response to developing demands and challenges of the position.
*Have the ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning.
*Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills and leading group discussions.
*Possess good, basic computer skills and have experience with electronic record-keeping.
*Be available and willing to attend occasional evening or weekend activities.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer. Background check is required.

Minimum Qualifications
*Master-level degree in a clinical mental health field.
*Licensed as a clinical mental health provider in Kansas or licensed within one year of hire.
*Minimum of one year post-graduate experience in the mental health field.

Desired Qualifications
*Temporarily or fully licensed as a clinical mental health provider in Kansas at the start date for the position.
*A minimum of one year of work related experience at a college or university counseling center.
*Expertise in one or more of these areas: working with students who are military/military affiliated, providing outreach/presentations and/or coordination of outreach, supervision and/or training, eating disorders, or alcohol and drug issues.
*Experience in brief/solution focused therapy techniques.
*Demonstrated competency in providing bilingual therapy.
*Demonstrated competency in providing online/distance therapy.

University Description
Kansas State University Counseling Services is a comprehensive counseling service located on the Manhattan campus. We have a staff of 20 people including therapists, psychologists, psychology interns, and practicum students. We are an APA accredited training site for pre-doctoral psychology interns and a practicum site for students in K-State’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. Counseling Services includes an alcohol and other drug prevention program, a biofeedback laboratory, and a career development program that includes teaching of credit classes. The mission of the service is to support the educational goals of students through the process of decision-making, crisis intervention, and personal skill building. Education and prevention are a major part of the agency purpose. See our website at http://www.k-state.edu/counseling and our online community at http://www.universitylifecafe.k-state.edu.

Region Description
Kansas State University is a land grant institution of 24,000 students in Manhattan, KS. Manhattan is a city of 50,000 in the beautiful Flint Hills region of Kansas. There are abundant recreational, cultural, and educational activities in the area in addition to K-State’s exciting Big 12 sports teams. Manhattan is centrally located with approximately a 2 hour drive to Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, and Lincoln, Nebraska. Our local airport offers daily flights to Chicago and Dallas (and will soon be adding flights to Phoenix), which are key hubs to different destinations. Find out more about K-State and the Manhattan area http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/#p=life%2Fmanhattan.html.

Required Application Materials
Complete applications include the following: 1.A letter of application that includes the position to which you are applying and how your skills and interests fit the position. 2.Vita or resume. 3.A list of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please have your completed application in by November 1, 2013.

Starting Date
August 18, 2014 (negotiable).

Send Applications To:
Brenda Gfeller, Accountant/Personnel Specialist

Mailing Address
K-State Counseling Services, 232 English/Counseling Services Bldg.
Manhattan, KS 66506-6503

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