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Licensed Counselor

Naropa University
Job Location:
Boulder, Colorado
Counseling and Psychological Services
Position Title: Licensed Counselor 
Department/Program: NSCC 51200
Work Location: Naropa Student Counseling Center
Reports to: Senior Director of Counseling and Wellness
FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salaried
FTE: 100% (40 hrs/week)
Type of Employment: Regular/FT (30+ hrs/week)
DEI Tier: Tier I
Hiring Pay Range: $48,000-$52,000

Job Overview
In a busy university student counseling center, the Licensed Counselor is a key provider of clinical services to higher need students. This role is responsible for providing a wide variety of clinical services including: drop-in, student of concern outreach, triage, initial consultations, crisis management, intakes, referrals, case management, individual, couples, and group counseling to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. The Licensed Counselor also plans, develops, and delivers prevention outreach and education for the student body. This role collaborates with a variety of Counseling and Wellness team members, as well as other student services professionals in support of student wellbeing. The Licensed Counselor also contributes to the training of inter level counselors in training. Success in this role is assessed in four key areas of competency: 1) Direct Client Services, 2) Outreach and Education 3) Projects and Collaboration and 4) Training

Job Duties:

Key Accountability: Direct Client Services (70% of effort)
  • Demonstrates ability to create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.
  • Delivers counseling services that align with Counseling and Wellness mission and goals, college counseling standards of practice, and laws and ethics of field.
  • Clearly maintains scope and limits throughout client service enrollment and treatment process. 
  • Provides short-term counseling services to students including triage, initial consultations, same day sessions, intakes, short term brief therapy , SOC outreach and follow up, group counseling, case management, and referrals.
  • Responds to urgent and emerging student mental health needs in a timely manner.
  • Maintains clear written clinical documentation according to laws, ethics, and college counseling standards of practice.
  • Regularly communicates and holds scope and limits with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Consistently models a high level of professionalism, self-awareness and maturity, ability to give and receive feedback, clinical judgment, ethical decision making, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and student-centered care throughout work.
  • Positively represents Counseling and Wellness and MTP.
  • Provides consultation to SOC and TAT teams as requested by Senior Director and/ or CARE Chair(s).
  • Provides feedback and collaborates with Senior Director to ensure quality client services.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of best practices of college counseling, and further develops counseling skills and practices that effectively engage and support the Naropa undergrad and grad student body. 
  • Develops relationships with community mental health partners to effectively support and collaborate around high-risk population needs (MHP, crisis center, hospital, edge workers, etc.).
  • Provides ad hoc support and guidance to trainees in trainee-related crisis situations.
  • Meets with Senior Director weekly to receive clinical consultation and further direction.
  • Engages in ongoing development of professional identity, administrative effectiveness, clinical skills rooted in and coherent theoretical orientation, and self of counselor.
Key Accountability: Outreach & Education (10% of effort) 
  • Delivers quality outreach, education, events, and programming that support student success and addresses the most prevalent needs of the student body, including: stress management, anxiety, distress tolerance and emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, motivation, depression, relationship issues, substance use harm reduction, crisis, suicide, and others as informed by student need data, department strategies, and as requested by Senior Director.
Key Accountability: Furthering Projects and Collaboration (10% of effort)
  • Adds value to Counseling & Wellness teams and meetings.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with Senior Director, Office Manager, Trainees, GA and Work Study (NSCC Team); Accessibility, Advising, Residence Hall, Associate Dean, Coaching, Career, International Service Staff (Student Services Staff); and key student groups and stakeholders to enhance the delivery of Counseling and Wellness mission and goals.
  • Pursues development of skills and competencies necessary for the effective performance in role.* Contributes to data collection, analysis, and research as requested by Senior Director.
  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
Key Accountability: Training (10% of effort)
  • Contributes to trainee development by sharing knowledge of basic counseling skills (diagnosis, assessment, interventions, and treatment planning), crisis intervention, laws and ethics, MI, DBT, trauma informed counseling, multiculturalism, and other topics as requested by Senior Director.
  • Supports trainees in becoming familiar with college and larger community resources and partners.
  • Facilitates cohesion across MTP elements by tracking, integrating, and reinforcing MTP clinical supervisors, curriculum, norms, and desired outcomes.
  • Shares observations and feedback with Senior Director around trainee strengths and struggles to help inform further training.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • An understanding and appreciation for the values of Naropa University and the capacity to provide a rigorous clinical approach to counseling, as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration, and other general workplace behaviors
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties
  • Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Independent current licensure as a counselor in the state of Colorado (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, etc.)
  • Three (5) years’ experience working with college-aged students utilizing a developmental perspective
  • Two (2) years’ post master’s experience providing counseling to clients with significant clinical issues, including: crisis, bi-polar, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidality, para-suicidality, and other issues of higher risk clients
  • Evidence of effectively working with a broad range of clinical issues utilizing evidenced based practices while providing short term counseling 
  • Excellent assessment skills and strong clinical judgment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Brings multicultural humility, awareness, and knowledge to counseling work
  • Able to manage stress and communicate effectively in challenging situations
Preferred Qualification:
  • CAS certified
  • ACT, DBT, or MI trained
  • EMDR certified
  • Experience providing mental health outreach and education
  • Experience providing counselor education 
  • Demonstrated competence working with complex student issues and multi-disciplinary programs
  • Experience with Titanium or other electronic health record systems
Supervision Received
General Supervision: The supervisor provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines and priorities. Additional, specific instructions are given for new, difficult, or unusual assignments. The employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments. The supervisor assures that the work is technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.

Supervision Exercised
Job Titles of Employees Supervised: Counseling Work Study
Number of Employees: 1

Naropa’s health and welfare benefits include the following: medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, an employer-sponsored pre-tax retirement savings plan, and a variety of voluntary, employee-paid supplemental insurance plans.

A comprehensive benefits package is available to full-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours each week.

Employees who work 20 – 29 hours each week are eligible for only the employer-paid short-term & long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment, and the retirement plan.

Employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in Naropa’s retirement plan only.

All regular full-time and part-time employees accrue sick leave benefits; accrual rates vary based on the position, hours worked, and years of service.
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