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Black Student Support Specialist (Mental Health Counselor or Psychologist)

Western Washington University
Job Location:
Bellingham, Washington
Health and Medical Services
The Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) supports Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. The Mission of the CWC is to facilitate student success and psychological well-being through culturally sensitive clinical services, outreach, and consultation. In keeping with the educational mission of the university, we also contribute to the mental health professions by serving as a training site for graduate students in psychology and counseling. We support the professional development of our staff and strive to embody the wellness we promote within the campus community.

The Black Student Support Specialist is a member of the senior staff clinical team, serving as a full-time therapist who specializes in the mental health and well-being of Black and African American students. The ideal candidate will be committed to serving Black and African American student communities while also being a member of an interdisciplinary team that serves the general student population. This position upholds the university's mission of treating all community members with respect and dignity, as well as pursuing justice and equity in their practices. It also directly assists in increasing persistence to graduation for all students and promoting holistic wellness through strong community partnerships.

Our Specialist will:
  • Provide culturally informed, time-limited clinical services (individual, couples, and group counseling)
  • Provide triage and crisis intervention
  • Facilitate groups and workshops in response to student needs, with special consideration to Black & African American student needs
  • Provide programming to support the holistic wellness of Black and African American students
  • Provide consultation and outreach to faculty, staff, families, student organizations, and other campus offices
  • Participate in the doctoral training program by leading intern seminars, supervision, and consultation
  • Participate in administrative activities
  • Master's or Doctorate degree in mental health discipline by start of position
  • Licensed in the State of Washington as a mental health care provider or eligible for licensure and obtain licensure within thirty-six months of beginning position
  • Ability to provide brief and focused therapy
  • Experience providing group therapy
  • Demonstrated experience providing therapy and outreach to Black and African American communities
  • Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative, team-based approach to clinical services in a fast-paced work setting
  • Graduate of a CACREP-accredited, CSWE-accredited, or APA-accredited graduate program
  • For psychologists, completion of an APA-accredited internship
  • Minimum of one-year experience working in a college or university counseling center (practicum/internship may be included).
  • $59,220 - $75,670 depending on qualifications and experience (depending on qualifications and experience)
Apply online! All applicants must submit an online application which includes:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Names of three professional references
Application review begins May 20, 2022. Position is open until filled.
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