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Mental Health Counselor

Company: Macalester College
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview The Health & Wellness Center at Macalester College is seeking to hire a part-time Mental Health Counselor. This counselor provides developmentally appropriate, individual short-term counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and referral to Macalester students as a part of the integrated counseling/medical care team in the Hamre Center for Health and Wellness. Serves a diverse, young adult, college student population, with a commitment to gender affirming and culturally responsive care. This is a nine-month, 0.25 position offering 15 hours a week during the academic year (approximately last week in August - 2nd week in May). About the Health & Wellness Center: The Laurie Hamre Center (also referred to as The Health & Wellness (HWC)) offers integrated medical, counseling, health promotion, and sexual respect services and programs for all students and serves as a resource supporting the entire Macalester communitys effort to build a healthy campus. We are dedicated to providing care, support, and connection to resources for students of all identities. Mission The mission of the Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness is to create a healthy community by working with students to achieve physical, emotional and social well-being while promoting the value of life-long learning and health. Responsibilities Provides short-term individual mental health counseling and mental health triage and group counseling. Provides referral guidance and consultation services to students, families and the larger campus community, as needed. Participates in the Division of Student Affairs and campus life. Attends All Staff meetings as able and provides collaborative community education programming, trainings, and/or outreach services. Prepares appropriate documentation and reports. Participates in and contributes to staff meetings and case consultations. Professional development. Qualifications 1-3 years of counseling experience, including assessment and treatment of mental health conditions, and effective strategies for counseling people with marginalized identities. Expertise in one or more of the following areas strongly preferred: gender affirming care for trans/genderqueer/nonbinary young adults, counseling care for international students, and/or treatment concerns related to alcohol and other drugs. Experience developing appropriate counseling strategies with individual clients. Able to assess data and create strategic responses. Able to develop workshops, run groups; understanding of planning and assessment. Use of electronic medical records; office productivity software (EHR software,Microsoft Office, Google docs, Google calendar, Zoom, social media, etc.) Masters Degree required. Maintain counseling records. Able to develop and send letters, memos - both electronic and hard copy. Must be licensed, or elligible for licensure in the State of Minnesota for independent practice of mental health counseling (Psychology, social work, counseling, marriage family therapy, etc.) Compensation: This part time, 15 hour a week position offers an hourly wage of $34.52. This position in contracted to work 15 hrs/week during the academic year. Application Guidelines: To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume in one document via Macalesters Employment Opportunities page. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by August 11th and this position will be posted until filled. All inquiries regarding this position can be directed to: Jaclyn Howard Macalester College - Institutional Overview Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women. Benefits Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit more information about benefits at Macalester College. Our Commitment to Safety in response to COVID-19: For the safety of our community, Macalester requires all employees to have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Should a newly hired employee be unable to receive the vaccination for either medical or religious reasons we offer accommodations and assistance.Questions or concerns about this process should be directed to Bob Graf, Director of Employment Services, at

Keywords: Macalester College, St. Paul , Mental Health Counselor, Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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