• Part Time
  • Denver, CO
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Website Regis University

Staff Counselor/Staff Psychologist

 

Regis University

 

R004022

 

Northwest Denver Campus

 

Position Type:

Staff

 

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

32

 

Requested Start Date for this Position:

04/26/2024 – 1 month to go

 

Campus Location:

Northwest Denver Campus

 

Full-time or Part-time:

Part time

 

Job Summary:

The Staff Counselor in the Health and Counseling Center works in coordination with the Health and Counseling Center leadership to deliver counseling, services, programming, and consultation with students, staff, faculty, and external constituents. Incumbent will maintain a clinical caseload of individual, couples, and group counseling; Assist fellow staff and leadership in developing and maintaining policies and procedures for clinical practice; adhere to best clinical practices, applicable state and federal statutes, local health and safety laws and regulations, student affairs risk management and professional codes of ethics, as applicable; Employee will prepare statistical and or other written reports in accordance with responsibilities, participate in developing programs and departmental materials, participate in and support student affairs initiatives and committees as appropriate.

 

Skills and experience with clinical issues common to this setting (eating disorders, trauma, AOD/substance use, anxiety disorders, depression, etc.) highly valued. Experience working with BIPOC communities is highly valued, and commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Justice competence and

experience with a diverse community of clients is an essential component of this position.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate a tenacious focus on student success, a commitment to flawless execution of services, and a commitment to providing the best possible experience for Regis students in each and every interaction. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability to center students, embrace innovation and change, and adapt to the dynamic landscape of higher education and the evolving needs of Regis students.

 

The Staff Counselor position is a FLSA non-exempt position with an FTE of .80 FTE, working 40 hours per week for 9.6 months during the academic year (August through May). There is an opportunity for a flexible working schedule designed and approved in coordination and accordance with University policy

and procedure.

 

Working at Regis University

As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission and our service to students.

 

Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:

– A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents

– Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community

– Options for flexible work

– Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break

– Medical, dental, and vision insurance

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Essential:

 

• 65%: Maintain a clinical caseload of students (individual, couples, group) on a daily basis; assist with developmental issues and more severe psychological concerns.

 

• 10%: Provide outreach and consultation to other departments on campus with regard to psychological/counseling issues including, but not limited to training student life staff, academic presentations, debriefing after crisis and specific topic programs targeting certain populations upon request. This position will act as an outreach/liaison between the Health and Counseling Center and the Regis University community which may result in collaborating with various campus offices, student groups, programming, and other outreach activities aimed at raising awareness of important issues facing the community and individual students.

 

• 10%: Provide crisis intervention when necessary. Consult with appropriate department staff, psychiatrist, emergency facilities, etc. when making decisions about sending clients home, to off campus resources, or the hospital.

 

• 10%: Participate in weekly staff meetings including team supervision and training seminars. Also participating in Divisional and University meetings as required for training, committee work, updates, etc. and Provide peer consultation. Where appropriate and allowable by law, incumbents may be asked to assist in providing supervision to interns.

 

• 3%: Provide appropriate clinical documentation by maintaining timely and conscientious case records in accordance with professional, ethical and departmental standards.

 

• 2%: Participate in professional development activities (conferences, workshops, skills training, supervision) in order to maintain required professional licensure and to continue professional development. Such Professional development may include both on-campus and off-campus training and development opportunities.

 

Other: Performs related duties as necessary to support the Regis Mission.

 

DECISION MAKING:

 

There is an intense level of stress inherent in this position. On a given day, in addition to scheduled client appointments and routine tasks, there is a need to be on-call (during office hours) in case of psychological crises/emergencies. This on-call nature includes being accessible for consultation and decision-making/problem solving. In addition, independent and expedient judgments and decisions must be made on how to proceed with individual clients in the case of crisis intervention, e.g. seriousness of suicidal threat, mental status, or the need for hospitalization. Given the nature of crisis, that it is unpredictable, the need for ready action creates a great deal of stress in the work environment.

 

SCOPE OF AUTHORITY: Incumbent has authority to decide appropriate therapeutic strategies in dealing with clients’ psychological/mental health needs.

 

COMMUNICATION: Communicates both verbally and in writing; employs high level of interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills.

 

RESULTS OF ACTIONS: (impact of results on the department/Regis) Actions influence student/clients’ ability to adjust to developmental and/or psychological issues. Actions and recommendations also influence faculty/staff’s ability to respond appropriately to psychological/mental health needs of students.

 

USE OF REGIS HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER OFFICE FOR PERSONAL/PRIVATE PRACTICE USE:

 

Regis University Health and Counseling Center professional staff may use their office for personal/private practice use under the following conditions: a) private clients must be scheduled outside of regularly scheduled work days (i.e. before 8:30 AM or after 5:00 PM on regularly scheduled work days) or during the lunch hour only; b) the employee must consistently provide updated documentation of personal liability coverage which must include Regis University as an additional insured and this must be listed on the Certificate of Coverage/Proof of Insurance page; c) in cases where Regis University business overlaps the traditional lunch hour and/or after hours work schedule, Regis business will always trump private practice clients and the Regis University staff person will be responsible for attending to Regis University business.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education:

 

• Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or similar mental health field from an accredited institution of higher education.

 

• Professional licensure as an LPC, LCSW, or Psychologist in the state of Colorado

 

Experience:

 

• A minimum of one to three years of work experience as LPC, LCSW, or Licensed Psychologist, including experience providing counseling to adolescents or young adults.

 

• Demonstrated ability to evaluate Treatment Programs and conduct independent research that provides evidence-based understanding of interventions.

 

• Experience with brief and short-term models of psychotherapy.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:

 

• Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.

 

Experience:

 

• Three or more years of post-graduate work experience in the required fields, including substantial experience providing counseling to adolescents or young adults.

 

• Previous clinical experience in assessing high-risk cases.

 

• Experience in a college counseling center setting or another type of larger systems setting.

 

• Specialized experience and demonstrated competence in providing clinic services related to AOD intervention and prevention, work with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities in particular, at both individual and institutional levels.

 

• Additional experience and interest in working with clinical issues common in a University Counseling Center setting as well as clients with major mental illness preferred. The following skills, abilities and physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodation.

 

Skills:

 

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

 

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

 

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

 

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

 

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

 

Problem Solving — Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

 

Knowledge: Must be fluent in English and demonstrate good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; accurate assessment and crisis intervention skills, appropriate counseling/therapeutic techniques, conflict management and group leadership/facilitation skills; word processing skills. General knowledge of relevant laws and regulations governing professional practice. Knowledge: Knowledge of a variety of psychological theories and counseling techniques, developmental issues of adolescents and young adults, abnormal psychology, neurological psychology, behavioral health psychology, use of DSM-V classifications, as well as issues that are particularly pertinent to college age students (i.e. eating disorders, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, stress management, depression, adjustment problems).

 

Abilities:

 

Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

 

Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

 

Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

 

Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

 

Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

 

Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to reach a logical conclusion.

 

Ability to negotiate and manage conflict/dispute resolution processes. Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

 

Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

 

Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

 

Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). Diversity and Inclusion – Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of inclusive excellence that celebrates our diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.

 

Ability to identify and develop appropriate programs for training and outreach needs; an ability to handle multiple tasks.

 

Physical:

 

• Lifting and carrying: moderate, frequent: books, files, audiovisual equipment, outreach supplies, etc.

 

• Pushing and pulling: moderate: cabinet and desk drawers, doors, audiovisual equipment, storage carts.

 

• Body positions: standing, sitting

 

• Body movements: moderate: walking, lifting, and opening drawers and cabinets, carrying audiovisual equipment and outreach supplies

 

• Hand use: writing, computer keyboard entry

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

 

https://www.regis.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/careers

 

https://www.regis.edu/_documents/about/offices-and-services/human-resources/regis-university-employee-benefits-guide.pdf or

 

https://www.regis.edu/_documents/about/offices-and-services/human-resources/regis-university-employee-benefits-guide.pdf

 

Pay Rate:

$30.05 / hour

 

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5183188.

 

Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University’s Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.

 

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