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Embedded Counselor-Residential Well-being

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Thomas Cook Counseling Ctr. Aux
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Medical Professionals

Job Description

The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center invites applications for a mental health clinician to serve as the Embedded Counselor in the Department of Housing and Residence Life at Virginia Tech. The clinician will work both in the Cook Counseling Center and in the residence halls providing evening and weekend crisis coverage, outreach and consultation to residence life staff, outreach to students living in the community, as well as follow up coordination with the residents seen during the on call hours. The position will report to a supervisor in the counseling center and coordinate with the managing director for their 2000 member student community.
The embedded counselor will live in a residence hall and provide after hours crisis coverage to residential students and provide planned programmatic offerings about wellness for students. The counselor will provide after hours coverage for four weeks (Monday through Thursday) during the semester and one weekend (Friday through Sunday) every 5 weeks. The counselor will attend weekly Cook Counseling staff meetings and small group supervision as well as weekly meetings for the well-being team.

For more information about the Residential Well-being area, visit our website at

Required Qualifications

• Applicants will include license-eligible social workers and licensed school counselors who have completed courses in mental health conditions and interventions
• Training and experience in delivering culturally competent interventions

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in working with undergraduate and graduate students
• Experience working in multidisciplinary teams
• Experience working in Housing and Residence Life
• Experience in outreach and educational programming, e.g., suicide prevention gate-keeper programs

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning serve as a framework for our roles as educators as we work alongside students to encapsulate their learning into a strengths-based discovery of their talent so they may: commit to unwavering curiositypursue self-understanding and integritypractice civilityprepare for a life of courageous leadership; and ultimately, embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life. We operationalize these aspirations through ExperienceVT whereby we work alongside undergraduate, graduate and professional students to create a customized plan for their experience designed to accomplish their individual goals. We measure our success by the success of our students. To that end, we will do whatever it takes to support the individual well-being and success of every student at Virginia Tech.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact Lisa Racek at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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