- Job date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:11:25 GMT
- Expected salary: $65000 per year
- Job title: Mental Health Counselor/Coordinator
- Company: Vermont Law School
- Location: South Royalton, VT
Under limited supervision, the Mental Health Counselor fulfills the mission of Vermont Law School by providing counseling services that support the psychological and personal wellness of the student body. This position also includes conceptualization and presentation of relevant mental health programs, support groups, and leadership of the mental health committee.
- Hold regular, consistent hours for individual counseling by appointment in a virtual or hybrid setting as school policy dictates, and collect symptom data for review
- Complete intake assessments, maintaining HIPAA compliant records and case management notes.
- Maintain relationships with and make referrals to appropriate mental health professionals, community agencies, or other providers as warranted.
- Work with hospital staff to coordinate student inpatient stays and streamline their discharge planning.
- Respond to mental health emergencies, during and after business hours, as necessary.
- Provide support the AA chapter or other similar groups on campus; provide support for other community resources as appropriate.
- Create opportunities for in-person or virtual mental health education and experiences for students, staff, and faculty.
- Supervise and assist all aspects of Mental Health Committee meetings and events and serve on other committees as assigned.
- Adhere to one’s professional Code of Ethics and all relevant State and Federal laws pertaining to the provision of mental health services.
- Maintain confidentiality as required by both HIPAA and FERPA regulations, and communication about the rights and responsibilities of these requirements to students, staff and faculty.
- Create, distribute, analyze and summarize reports for bi-annual surveys.
- Communicate with students, staff and faculty in a clear, respectful manner.
- Participate in required reporting as requested.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or other specialty related to job function.
- At least two years full-time mental health counseling experience or experience working with young adults in a therapeutic setting.
- Current licensure for Vermont practicing mental health clinician/counselor OR working directly under a licensed mental health clinician to gain hours needed for licensure.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Demonstrated experience and skill working with multicultural populations, including international students, LGBTQ students, BIPOC students, veterans, and others.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Must maintain, or have supervising clinician maintain, licensure for continuity of employment.
- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
- Workable knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Teams programs.
- Ability to analyze and solve problems, organize resources, and establish priorities.
- Ability to make relate effectively with a diverse academic community.
- Comfort with public speaking, engaging both large and small groups.
- Speak, read, and write in fluent English.
- Communicate by telephone, email, letter, or in person.
- Up to 50% Computer-related work; more when doing virtual counseling.
- Primary work is done sitting and/or standing at a desk or in a chair.
- Requires the ability to use a telephone and computer for student interactions.
- On-campus presence may be required for student interactions.
- Ability to move around campus to a variety of locations in multiple weather conditions.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines and reorganize under pressure
- Ability to work independently and within a team
- Ability to manage the pressure of multiple deadlines
Note: All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Vermont Law School is committed to an inclusive hiring process; if you are a qualified individual applying for this position and require accommodations to apply, please contact [email protected] Vermont Law school actively seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds and cultures, and encourages applications that reflect these values. ADA/EOE.