Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for an exempt, part-time (10 months, 28 hrs/wk) Mental Health Therapist and Care Coordinator position with the Counseling Center.
Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, MN that prepares 2,200 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.
The Mental Health Therapist and Care Coordinator position is part of the Gustavus Adolphus College Counseling Center team of committed professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting student health and wellbeing. This position reports to the Director of the Counseling Center. The individual in this position is responsible for delivering clinical services and care coordination for Counseling Center clients, in addition to engaging with and establishing strong referral sources in the broader community.
The Mental Health Therapist and Care Coordinator will provide students with the support, information, and resources they need to establish mental health care in the community and will maintain strong working relationships with providers to ensure an up-to-date referral database. The candidate will work to address the needs of students who struggle with the following, including but not limited to: mental health and wellness, relationship conflicts, personality and social adjustment issues, trauma recovery and victim advocacy. The candidate will be an advocate for student success and possess a demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage a diverse caseload. The candidate also contributes to clinic activities such as check-in appointments with students for the purpose of case management, provision of individual psychotherapy to students, assistance with outreach activities for students and the wider Gustavus academic and student life community, and participation in Counseling Center staff meetings, trainings, and collaborations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Create and maintain strong therapy referral database for the St. Peter/Greater Mankato area
Meet individually with students to assure a smooth transition to off-campus resources
Meet with students regularly to assist with other care coordination/case management needs
Meet individually with students, on a short-term basis, regarding their therapeutic concerns
Consult with faculty, staff and off campus providers regarding student concerns.
Assist with student orientations, classroom and trainings as appropriate.
Collaborate with various departments including but not limited to Health Service, Academic Advising, Accessibility Services and Peer Education/Chemical Health.
Meet with students in crisis situations and collaborate appropriately around student needs/concerns.
Ability to respond after-hours for clients when crisis situations occur.
All other duties as assigned.
Masters or doctorate in counseling, social work, student affairs counseling or related field
Licensed or license-eligible within approximately 1 year
Experience working as part of a case management or ARMHS support team
Experience in crisis intervention; experience working with more severe psychopathology
Solution focused approach to student care
Excellent communication skills, ability to work as part of a team
Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage systems
Demonstrated interest in and experience working with college students, including diverse and/or underrepresented college student populations
2 or more years of case management experience
2 or more years of psychotherapy experience
Training and expertise in working with multicultural issues and students with diverse identities
Experience delivering group interventions
Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact information for three (3) references
Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.