FLSA: Part-time, Non- Exempt, 9-month (Mid August - mid May)
REPORTS TO: Director of Counseling Services, The Wellness Center
The Wellness Center:
Westminster College is a small and close-knit community which allows us to attend to all students’ mental, physical, and emotional needs while they are away from home. The Wellness Center is compromised of The Student Health Clinic, Counseling Services, Nutrition Services, and Wellness Programming and is staffed by caring health professionals who provide individual consultations for personal, social, family, academic, and health concerns. Given this holistic perspective, students are able to receive specialized and tailored services that meet their specific needs in one office. Some of the unique services that we offer to student at no additional cost include: individual, group, and couples counseling, one-on-one consults with a registered dietitian, BASICS (an alcohol reduction program), and appointments with a nurse practitioner to service all health needs.
Mission Statement: The Wellness Center supports the college learning environment by providing the highest standard of care in the provision of health, psychological services, and activities. The Wellness Center actively engages in promoting the development of healthy lifestyles, psychological functioning, leadership in a global community, and acquisition of problem-solving and decision-making skills. The Wellness Center serves as an educational resource to the students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and board of trustees in the Westminster College community.
At the Wellness Center, we celebrate and affirm the differences among people from all walks of life. We embrace a definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to ethnic/racial identity, sexual orientation, age, sex, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, gender identity, nationality, body shape/size, and differences in physical ability. Our commitment to serve students and the campus community is built on the framework of our values as a multicultural agency that affirms the uniqueness and potential of individuals and that strives towards promoting social justice for all persons.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Counseling Services, the Counselor will provide direct mental health services to students and assist with prevention outreach events on campus. This position is part time, working Monday/Wednesday/Friday. It is a 9-month position and serves as a vital role in maintaining a healthy campus climate by providing services that directly impact students’ academic engagement and retention. Additionally, this position is responsible for assisting in developing and providing outreach programs for the campus as needed to address healthy behaviors that may impact student success and wellness.
1. Provide individual counseling to students who are experiencing personal, family, health, educational or career challenges. Counselor may also be expected to see students on a walk-in basis for crisis intervention, make appropriate referrals for long-term services as needed, and assist with hospitalization/follow-up care upon release.
2. Prepare required clinical documentation in a timely manner and in compliance with state statues and guidelines.
3. Coordinate and provide BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening Information for College Students), which is a two session consultation process that utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to assess students’ attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors related to alcohol and/or other substances.
4. Provide prevention outreach/programming by assisting in the development and implementation of activities/events related to alcohol/substance abuse, body image/eating disorders, diversity/multicultural awareness, sexual assault prevention, sleep/stress management, and suicide prevention.
5. Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, and other essential meetings as appropriate.
· Education: Minimum of master’s degree in counseling, social work or other mental health field.
· Licensure: Candidate must have state and/or national licensure as a counselor, psychologist or clinical social worker or be under supervision for said license and eligible for licensure within an appropriate length of time.
· Experience: One to two years of counseling or student development experience in higher education preferred.
· Skills: short-term and solution-focused counseling skills; counseling and consulting with individuals; excellent verbal and written communication skills; creating, planning and implementing innovative prevention and education programs; ability to maintain professional and confidential demeanor in a busy and dynamic office environment; time management skills; ability to work well with a variety of staff with different work styles; intervening in individual, group or campus crises situations
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The College is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information.
Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to:
Associate Vice President & Chief HR Officer/Title IX Coordinator
501 Westminster Ave, Washington West, 2nd floor
Fulton, MO 65251