Mental Health Counselor at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

$47,250 - $50,250 yearly
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO, USA
  • Jun 08, 2021
Full time Consultant Education Professional Services

Job Description

The Mental Health Counselor works closely with a supportive team who are responsible for responding to the mental health and wellness needs of the diverse student body at Fort Lewis College, a Native American-serving institution located in Durango, Colorado. The Counseling Center also offers a robust clinical training program for graduate-level counseling and social work interns to learn to become mature, experienced, and self-aware in the application of counseling skills. As a team, we value enhancing the lives of students, team members and interns, and the wider campus community in an inclusive, culturally responsive manner.

The Counseling Center is strongly motivated to develop a team of talented mental health professionals who accurately reflect and represent the significant compositional diversity of our student body. Students: Roughly 3229 undergraduate students and 79 graduate students make up the student body, and just over half are students of color. About 1/3 of students are the first in their family to go college, and first-year students enter with a high school GPA of 3.26, on average. 41% of students are Native American or Alaska Native, representing 177 Tribes and Native Alaskan villages. 46% of students are from Colorado. 47 US states represented. 15 countries represented.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Mental Health Related Field.

• Currently licensed in Colorado or eligible to be licensed in Colorado within 2 years.

• Demonstrated experience providing therapy to individuals, groups, and/or couples (graduate-level clinical internship experience ok.)

• Demonstrated extensive involvement with, and understanding of Native American, Black, Asian, Latinx, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQIA+ communities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Two or more years post-master's experience in mental health counseling.

• Experience in providing supervision and consultation to mental health trainees.

• Substance use disorder treatment experience.

• Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies both at the college and in the community.

• Demonstrated experience in providing services to a diverse client population with cultural responsivity.

• Ability and willingness to contribute to a team-oriented work environment.

• Demonstrated abilities in leadership, openness, and flexibility.

• Personal skills of stress tolerance, non-defensiveness, and ability to receive and respond to feedback.

• Organizational and computer skills to manage timely and appropriate documentation.

• Fluency in Spanish or Native American language.

Major Responsibilities

• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

• Provide culturally responsive individual, couples, and group therapy to college students, through both scheduled appointments and open/drop-in formats.

• Conduct mental health triage and crisis intervention work to include possible after-hours emergency services.

• Conduct behavioral assessments, including follow-up counseling with students.

• Provide mental health consultation for parents, staff, and faculty.

• Supervise and facilitate training of graduate-level mental health trainees.

• Keep accurate and timely computerized records on all contacts with clients.

• Develop and maintain relationships and collaborate with campus departments and community partners.

• Attend departmental and campus community meetings/events as appropriate and requested.

• Provide and/or supervise mental health outreach activities to campus as appropriate and requested.  Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.

• Produce and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.

• Perform other duties as assigned.