Counselor

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Classification:Mental Health Provider 3
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Health Profession, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking to hire a mental health counselor to join the staff at the Student Health and Counseling Center. A degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a related discipline is required. A minimum of 2 years of relevant clinical experience is preferred. Applicant must be licensed in Alaska or eligible for licensure within 2 years. The successful applicant will hold a regular, benefited position at UAF. This is a full time, benefited, 40 hours per week position during which is a 9 month contract for the academic year. The academic year is mid-August through mid-May. Please read full description to apply. The successful applicant must be able to start in this position in mid-August 2019. Minimal qualification for the position is as follows: Mastery of counseling theory and techniques, consultation skills, crisis intervention theory and techniques, and clinical record keeping; training and experience in development and effective presentation of outreach and prevention programs; thorough knowledge of current ethical principles, practices and standards of care for providing psychological services; human relations skills and knowledge of effective consultation methods; working knowledge of State of Alaska mental health and child/elder abuse Statutes. Computer proficiency in an office setting. Applicant Review Date: No later than 11:55pm on March 31st. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Duties:

15Consultation, Training and other General Professional Duties -Assist student/campus groups when they need mental health consultation and training -Communicate with staff and faculty on campus regarding student problems; provide guidance when crises occur -Train staff and faculty in dealing with student problems and student development when needed -Participate in campus wide and division wide activities related to our department and campus counseling services Represent the Center and UAF as needed in community activitiesEssential
15Education and Outreach Related to Mental Health on Campus -Screen students for depression, suicidality, alcohol use, etc. on a periodic basis -Write articles on mental health and mental illness topics for the student newspaperEssential
5Crisis Management -Meet with students, staff and faculty when crises occur on campus -Talk with students who are in a state of emotional or physical crisis -Carry out suicide prevention activities including hospitalization when necessary -Work with other departments (e.g. Residence Life, Police) and community agencies (e.g. Hospital, Women's Shelter)Essential
5Program Planning -Participate in general staff meeting to remain abreast of program plans and participate in future planning -Participate in counseling staff meeting regularly to develop and review program plans and activitiesEssential
60Clinical Services -Evaluate personal problems presented by students- type of problem, level of seriousness, suicidality, etc. -Gather information on clinical history -Perform psychological testing as needed to assist in evaluation and treatment -Plan and carry out therapeutic counseling interventions on wide range of problems -Provide individual counseling and group counseling as appropriate -Create a written record of information gathered and services -Maintain confidentiality in accord with federal and state law and professional ethical standards -Write letters to students, parents, other service providers as needed to provide necessary careEssential

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking to hire a mental health counselor to join the staff at the Student Health and Counseling Center. A degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a related discipline is required. A minimum of 2 years of relevant clinical experience is preferred. Applicant must be licensed in Alaska or eligible for licensure within 2 years. The successful applicant will hold a regular, benefited position at UAF. This is a full time, benefited, 40 hours per week position during which is a 9 month contract for the academic year. The academic year is mid-August through mid-May.

The successful applicant must be able to start work in mid-August 2019.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilites:

Mastery of counseling theory and techniques, consultation skills, crisis intervention theory and techniques, and clinical record keeping; training and experience in development and effective presentation of outreach and prevention programs; thorough knowledge of current ethical principles, practices and standards of care for providing psychological services; human relations skills and knowledge of effective consultation methods; working knowledge of State of Alaska mental health and child/elder abuse Statutes. Computer proficiency in an office setting.

Required Experience:

Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA approved program or terminal degree in a counseling related graduate program or Master's degree in a counseling related graduate program appropriate to work in a university counseling center. This advanced level of education and clinical experience is necessary for the counselor to make clinical decisions regarding student welfare in an independent manner. Applicant should be licensed in Alaska or be eligible for Alaska licensure within 2 years.

Typical Education or Training:

Typically, new employees in this position have a Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Social Work (or equivalent degree) with an internship and two or more years of experience at the time of employment. New degree recipients with an internship are also considered for employment in this position.

Special instructions to applicant:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three professional (3) references as it pertains to this position.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.

This is a Grade 81; minimum starting pay $30.56/DOE

Application Review Date:  Applications must be received prior to 11:55 pm Alaska time on March 31st to be considered.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position. Position is a 9 month full time benefited position to start mid August 2019.

Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat. 

Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus: UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination: The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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