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University Counselor and Campus Advocate


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University Counselor and Campus Advocate

  • Counseling
  • Staff Full-time

Position Title: University Counselor and Campus Advocate

Department: Counseling

Advertised Pay: $50,000

Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all applications submitted by December 2, 2022

Position Summary: The University Counselor / Campus Advocate will provide outpatient mental health, crisis intervention, and consultation services. In addition, the incumbent will provide victim advocacy services such as providing emotional support and assistance in navigating medical, legal, and other systems as desired by the client. The incumbent will also provide traditional case management services such as coordination of care, obtaining referrals, facilitating access to campus and community resources, etc. The employee may be assigned clients and tasks associated with advocacy, mental health therapy, and/or case management. Assignments will be made by the supervisor.

Essential Functions:
1. Assess client needs and provide short-term mental health counseling, crisis intervention and safety planning, consultation, and victim advocacy for students, faculty and staff of Washburn University.
2. Ensure the timely completion of client records and charting.
3. Provide ethical, trauma-informed, evidence-based care and comply with applicable polices, procedures and regulations applying to the position and fields of practice (i.e. university, professional, state/federal, etc.).
4. Create, present, and facilitate workshops and other programs for various groups, classes, and organizations based on student needs or as requested by faculty, staff, students, and community organizations.
5. Organize and facilitate well-being and public education initiatives including but not limited to tabling events, managing social media, organizing awareness events, creating marketing materials, etc.
6. Contribute to office and campus assessment and data keeping by compiling and contributing individual and departmental data.
7. Engage in a collaborative review of departmental processes, procedures, and programs.
8. Participate in campus committees, programs, and initiatives as assigned.
9. Liaison with University units and community partners. Campus partners include, but are not limited to, WU Police, Student Advising, Student Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Health, Student Conduct, and Title IX. Community partners include but are not limited to, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, Shawnee County Sheriffs Department, and New Dawn Wellness and Recovery.
10. Provide training, daily direction, and oversight of interns or volunteers.
11. Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-essential Functions: 

  • Serve on University-wide and Student Life committees as designated.
  • Participate in professional organizations.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities with an emphasis given to training to obtain CEs for license renewal.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, professional counseling, or marriage and family counseling.
  • Experience providing therapy and two years of experience providing mental health therapy.
  • Proven effective clinical, interpersonal, leadership, organizational, and advocacy skills.
  • Experience providing trauma-informed mental health care.
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.
  • Familiarity with applicable regulations and confidentiality limitations.
  • Current license to practice in the State of Kansas through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, i.e. LMLP, LCP, LPC, LCPC, LMFT, LCMFT, LMSW, or LSCSW. Clinicians with a temporary license will be considered but will be required to obtain their permanent license within one year of hire.
  • Credentialed Advocate through the national advocacy credentialing program.
  • Clinicians without their advocate credentials will be required to obtain credentialing within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Permanent licensure held for a minimum of two years.
  • Experience providing crisis intervention services.
  • Experience developing and delivering psychoeducational presentations.
  • Advocacy and case management experience.

Full time, Exempt,  Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm   
Background Check Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.


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