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Counselor, Health & Counseling Services

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Who We Are

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Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.

Position Title Counselor, Health & Counseling Services
Department Health & Counseling Services
Classification Exempt
Job Summary

Provide quality counseling and psychological care for students of Gonzaga University. Functions in close conjunction with the Health & Counseling Services team and other members of the Division of Student Life. Refers to competent consultants those patients requiring specialized care. Work in support of the University goals of the development of the whole person.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday
8 to 5 pm
10 months/yr, August 1 – May 31

Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 10 months
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Total Rewards $40,416
Essential Functions

•Work under the supervision of the Gonzaga University Assistant Dean of Student Well-Being and Healthy Living and within the approved protocols established in the department.
•Adhere to best practices, applicable state and federal statutes, local health and safety laws and regulations, student affairs risk management and professional code of ethics
•Provide individual and group counseling for the student population experiencing personal, emotional and psychological concerns using a short-term, solution focused therapeutic framework.
• Devise, implement and evaluate plans of care utilizing sound clinical judgments based on assessment of the physical, psychological, emotional, societal and environmental needs of the clients.
•Participate in developing programs/workshops and department materials
•Utilize computer-based systems for scheduling and administrative functions
•Provide crisis intervention and emergency services support to students as well as consult with institutional staff.
•Serve in a rotating on-call schedule to provide consultation and support to Student Development on-call professionals regarding mental health emergencies.
•Collaborate with other clinicians in Health & Counseling Services in the delivery of integrated and holistic care. Make appropriate referrals to these providers (e.g. psychologists, psychiatrist, physicians, and nurse practitioners) as needed.
•Facilitate appropriate off-campus referrals for counseling requests beyond the limits of Health & Counseling Services.
•Collaborate with other University departments e.g. Athletics, Center for Cura Personalis, and Disability Access
•Promote collegial relationships with other clinical staff and providers in the community
•Perform related duties as assigned in support of the Gonzaga mission.

Other Functions
Supervision Given/Received

• Reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Well-Being & Healthy Living
• Weekly case supervision with Director of Counseling Services
• Expected to function with moderate independence

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in counseling psychology, marriage and family counseling, or social work
• Active Counselor / Marriage and Family Therapy License/ LCSW in Washington State
• 2 years’ experience as a counselor

Desired Qualifications

• 3-5 years’ experience as a counselor
• Experience working in a college or university counseling services
• Expertise working with emerging adult development

Physical Demands

• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds occasionally
• Ability to sit for extended periods of time
• Ability to be mobile campus wide for appropriate business needs
• Ability to perform wrist and hand movements as related to keyboarding
• Ability to bend, kneel, stoop and reach as needed for routine office duties

Open Date 08/23/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins On 09/08/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology, marriage and family counseling, and social work?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an active Counselor/Marriage and Family Therapy license in the Washington State?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you licensed in a mental health field in the state of Washington or actively pursuing licensure?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents