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Advanced Graduate Therapist and Student Outreach Coordinator

Portland, OR
Summary Description: The Advanced Graduate Therapist and Student Outreach Coordinator is a part-time position, reporting to the Director of University Counseling.  This role provides counseling support for the University that is consistent with the development philosophy of the Student Success and Engagement division.

Primary Job Duties:
  • Assess needs of students coming to the counseling center, moving them into appropriate pathways of support: provide counseling services on campus, and appropriate referrals for students needing more specialized mental health services off campus; career or academic support. 
  • Provide individual, couples, and/or group counseling to students.
  • Partners with the Director of the Caldwell Counseling Center to develop and implement programing, education, and mentoring to staff and students.
  • Provide or assist Counseling Center therapists in the provision of, coverage for potential at-risk students who may be suicidal or pose a threat of harm to others in the community.
  • Conduct crisis intervention services, consultation with relevant faculty and staff members, and follow-up support to at-risk students.
  • Provide mentoring and or training to graduate therapists at the Caldwell Counseling Center
  • Proactively promote the Counseling Center to the WPU community thru ongoing classroom contact, trainings, and ongoing review and updating of the web presence
  • Maintain existing relationships and establish new relationships within the WPU community to facilitate improved mental health outcomes for students.
  • Provide relevant training to students, staff, and faculty that focuses on prevention, mental health awareness, and mental health resourcing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
General Responsibilities: 
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current enrollment and advanced standing in a master's degree program in Counseling, or MA/MS in counseling related program (Counseling, MFT, Social Work, etc)
  • Solid clinical skills in the treatment of common issues facing University students, including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and in the assessment of suicide risk.
  • Ability to multitask, works effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent self-motivation, written communication skills, and the ability to work well with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and ability to conduct effective presentations for students and focused trainings for graduate therapists.
  • Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record software system.
  • Ability to solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently efficiently and effectively.
  • Experience with clinical documentation, FERPA, DEI best practices, Title IX and/or HIPPA
  • Proficiency in working with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in behavioral health field (counseling, social work, MFT etc.)  
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals including students from first generation population, student athletes, adult learners, and urban environments.
  • Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish
Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 


Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
 
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.


Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is in a typical office environment. Profession/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume

 
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