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Wellness Center Counselor
Date Posted 09/18/2020
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a Lasallian Catholic university that promotes development of virtue, ethics, and character in all departments. This full-time position delivers clinical services, outreach, and preventative programs to address the emotional, psychological and behavioral needs of undergraduate students. In addition to group and individual counseling services, responsibilities include crisis and emergency intervention, diagnostic assessment and evaluation, referral to outside providers, workshops, presentations, and outreach activities. The person in this position reports to the Wellness Center Director, must have an independent license to practice psychotherapy, and will be able to appreciate the integration of all aspects of wellness at a faith-based university.

Specifically, the Wellness Center Counselor:

  • Provides short-term group, individual, and educational services directly to students.
  • Coordinates referrals to outside providers for specialized, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, or inpatient care as needed especially for serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Provides consultation, education and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on student-centered developmental and psychological wellness issues in accord with Lasallian Catholic Heritage.
  • Respects, supports, and advances the Lasallian Catholic character, mission, and identity of the university.
  • Works cooperatively with colleagues throughout the university to deliver counseling and outreach services that optimize student strengths, healthy development, support the prevention and intervention of psychological, emotional and behavioral concerns.
  • Developed skills and ethics for tele-mental health and is proficient in delivery as well as other forms of delivery group, family intervention, couples, etc.
  • Maintains the quality, integrity and confidentiality of client records according to university policies, state, and federal law. Participates in on-call rotation to assist students in crisis.
  • Participates in the center's emergency and crisis response procedures in accordance with the established Emergency Response Plan for the Winona campus.
  • Maintain the highest level of ethical awareness, responsibility and confidentiality follows all HIPAA regulations.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of research and practices supporting ethical integration of mental and physical health practices with a holistic faith-informed conceptualization of the human person.
  • Knowledge and ability to identify, articulate, and implement a treatment plan within a short-term therapy model.
  • Strong clinical assessment and counseling skills, including expertise working with addiction and other serious mental health issues.
  • Knowledge of developmental issues common in undergraduate student populations.
  • Adept at building and maintaining collaborative, impactful relationships with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and social communication skills.
  • Multicultural literacy regarding a diverse student population.
  • Willing and able to contribute to the Lasallian Catholic mission and pedagogy of the university.
  • Expertise in crisis intervention and management.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical social work, or related field is required.
  • Valid and current professional clinical counseling license in the State of Minnesota (LPCC or comparable), or eligible for MN licensure through recognized state reciprocity agreement.
  • At least 3 years’ prior experience as a practicing clinician; minimum of 1.5 years in a collegiate counseling position or comparable population/setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of college students’ developmental issues as well as current ethical, legal and clinical best practices as foundational principles for quality collegiate mental health and wellness services.

Preferred Requirements

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program.
  • Working knowledge of established psychological theories and evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions common in the undergraduate student population, such as: Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Bowen Family Systems, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
  • Specialized clinical experience and training regarding treatment of issues such as substance and process addictions, test and performance anxiety, attention-deficit disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, acute stress and posttraumatic stress disorders, family difficulties, and relationship and identity problems.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Christina Uribe Nitti
Contact Email curibeni@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 10 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
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