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Director-Mental Health Counselor

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Lafayette, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Affairs/Student Services, Other

General Description of Position:

The Mental Health Counselor has primary responsibility for offering short-term clinical services to those with psychological concerns as well as creating, organizing, planning, and performing outreach services to Ivy Tech students, faculty, and staff. Outreach services include educational, preventative, and proactive programming for the college community about mental health issues. The staff member will offer crisis services and will engage in individual and group therapy. In addition, the individual will be responsible for the design and implementation of marketing strategies.

Major Responsibilities:

Provide direct individual and/or group counseling to a diverse community college student population, to include academically challenged students, first generation students, low-income students and 21st Century Scholars.

- Create, organize, plan, and perform mental health related educational, preventative, and proactive outreach programming to the college community.

- Plan and implement awareness weeks (e.g. depression, suicide prevention week, alcohol, etc.)

- Engage faculty across departments about the relationship between psychological issues and academic success, about health and counseling services, and about referral protocol.

- Be a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team (Aware) and work collaboratively with the Team and all college officials.

- Create ongoing evaluative procedures to determine effectiveness of outreach programming.

- Provide crisis intervention, assessment, and consultation.

- Gather information about community mental health resources and build a relationship with those agencies to be used as referrals.

- Refer students and/or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.

- Participate in Student Affairs staff development meetings and committee assignments.

- Maintain confidentiality of student records.

- Participate in ongoing professional development as required to maintain licensure.

- Perform other work-related duties as assigned. The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Skilled clinician with a Master's degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or other degree that allows an independent mental health counselor to practice in the state of Indiana. Must be licensed to practice independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional state certifications such as alcohol and drug, substance abuse, Tier Two Training, or QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention. Additional licensures in social work, mental health counseling, or related fields are preferred.

Other Requirements:

Must have strong therapeutic skills, be able to work with a broad range of problems and clinical severity within a short-term treatment mode, comfortable working with students in crises, and have a passion for connecting with college students, faculty, staff and community.

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Hiring Range:

$60,000 annually with full benefits

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