Job Listings


Averett University
Job Location:
Danville, 24541
Counseling and Psychological Services

About Averett University:

Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 40 undergraduate majors with a number of concentrations and minors, along with 12 graduate programs with several concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional learning centers throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.

At Averett University, we are altogether different. We know that relationships fuel futures, which explains our unmistakable family atmosphere. On campus or online, Averett students feel a sense of true belonging. Through relentless support and unwavering dedication, we equip our students with the skills for a lifetime of success. Knowing that personal growth and community well-being go hand-in-hand, we serve others with confidence and distinction, and with a more than 160-year legacy, our influence is far-reaching in the world around us. This is All Averett.

Visit for more info.

Under administrative direction of the Director of Counseling Services this position provides psychological services including but not limited to: clinical assessments, consultation, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and outpatient counseling to students. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy or other related field.
  • Must be approved and registered with the appropriate board for licensure as an LPC, LMFT or LCSW. May be a Resident in LPC, LMFT, or LCSW.
  • At least 1 year of clinical experience in providing brief intervention, mental health crisis assessments, individual, and group therapy.
  • Knowledge of counseling theory and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Must possess skills necessary to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with individuals.
  • Ability to treat all people equitably and with a sensitivity and awareness to cultural differences.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional ethics and the ability to apply to current work.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated understanding of the developmental issues of college students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a LPC, LMFT or LCSW in the state of Virginia with clinical experience working in a community and/or college/university counseling setting.
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience in providing brief intervention, mental health crisis assessments, individual, and group therapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide outreach, prevention, consultation and seminar presentations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct individual counseling services to students, crisis intervention, and consultation with other university employees.
  • Conducts clinical evaluations to determine mental health and/or substance use treatment needs.

* Assists with wellness programming and developing resources for student use.

* Maintains individual records within electronic health record.

* Maintains confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) according to federal guidelines and university policies.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assists director with updates and maintains counseling center policies and procedures to maintain strict adherence to legal and ethical standards, as they relate to mental health counseling.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

ADA & Travel Requirements:

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Almost constant interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
  • Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team
  • Visual and hearing acuity required to perform assigned work, including meetings and interactions with students and other employees
  • Work is performed while sitting, standing and walking.
  • Ability to lift, carry or move items of up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 40 pounds, such as supplies, binders, or food trays, and items connected to events
  • Work may require pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, twisting, climbing (step ladder or stairs), crouching or use of foot pedals (driving)
  • Some work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches as well as frequent handling of small items and paperwork
  • Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule (including some evenings and weekends), perform multiple tasks simultaneously, work under time pressure, and work in a noisy or distracting environment
  • Will need to use office equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, scanner, camera, scissors, stapler, and computer. Will use software including Microsoft Office, Foxit or Adobe PDF software, and other university software
  • Occasionally may work in situations with fire hazards or communicable diseases (virus, flu, etc.
  • Work locations include an office environment and campus buildings

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

Please review the guidelines on the Hiring Checklist, Reference Checking step.

Mail: Selection Committee: Counseling Services Department

Averett University

420 West Main St.

Danville, Virginia 24541


Additional Information:

* Background checks are required for all positions.

* An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.

Averett University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, can be found at

HigherEd360 is part of the HigherEdJobs network.