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July 25, 2018

The Director of Counseling Services is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Dean of Students.  The successful candidate will demonstrate broad generalist clinical skills, display the ability to handle a busy caseload, and be committed to providing high quality therapeutic services to college students.


  • Intake/assessment; individual, couples, and group counseling;
  • Supervise, train and evaluate part-time counseling staff;
  • Crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach programming;
  • Availability for consult regarding mental health crisis issues after hours;
  • Conduct workshops and training programs for students, faculty and staff;
  • Participate on committees and collaborate with offices on campus, within the confines of confidentiality;
  • Ensure policies and procedures in the counseling center follow current trends in best practice and meet all relevant ethical and legal standards.

Preferred qualities include:

  •  Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D., etc.);
  • Licensed psychologist in Vermont or license eligible within 12 months of hire;
  • Interest and/or experience working with college students in a counseling environment;
  • Well-developed counseling, risk assessment, consultation, and supervision skills;
  • Ability and experience in working with diverse populations;
  • Capacity to collaborate with all members of the campus community;
  • Willingness to model acceptance, respect, approachability, trust and warmth toward students;
  • Excellent record keeping practices; knowledge of, and attention to, ethical and legal issues in clinical treatment within an institutional setting;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Requirements:

An earned Master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, or social work. Should be licensed or license eligible as a mental health counselor, psychologist or social worker in Vermont.   The ideal candidate will have experience as a counselor in Higher Education and/or 5 years of experience and competency in risk assessment and treatment; short-term psychotherapy; and assessment and treatment of alcohol/drug abuse.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to the attention of Human Resources at Application review will start immediately with priority given to materials received by August 4, 2018. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military service status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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