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Therapist (Part-Time)

The Human Resources Department seeks candidates for a Part-Time Therapist reporting to the Director of the University�s Counseling Center. This is a part-time position anticipated to work 14 hours per week during the academic year (August through April). This part-time position is not eligible for university benefits.

Responsibilities include: conducts intake interviews, identifies needs, and creates a case formulation; works with counseling center team to develop treatment plans, including appropriate referrals; provides short-term individual therapy; effectively engages and retains students and efficiently manages caseload; appropriately manages and resolves crises; refers students to supportive services on campus and in the community to supplement treatment and counseling; consults with and/or makes referrals to other professionals and outside agencies; develops and implements appropriate discharge or transfer planning with student and relevant parties and conducts necessary follow-up; develops and maintains positive relationships with university faculty, staff, and students; student families and partners, and local mental health providers; maintains accurate and complete case files; works to expand services offered by the Counseling Center; and performs relevantadministrative duties and related work as required.


  • Master's degree counseling, mental health, psychology, therapy, or a related field from an accredited college or university required.

  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure from the state of Pennsylvania required within one year of hire date.

  •  Maintenance of licensing, knowledge, contemporary ideas, and trends through training.

  • Knowledge and skills working with diverse college students; Experience in a college or university counseling center desirable.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations, and work with culturally diverse peoples.

  • Sound analysis, judgment, critical thinking, and decision making skills.

  • Strong desire to positively impact people�s lives.

  • Characteristics which inspire respect, trust, and confidence.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Adherence to the code of ethics associated with specialty, licenses and/or certification.

  • Knowledge of psychological and counseling theory, principles, practices, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of social and psychological basis of dysfunctional behavior.

  • Ability to quickly and accurately recognize and prescribe solutions to problems.

  • Maintenance of confidentiality in accordance with legal standards.


Internal Application Deadline:  October 18, 2013

External Application Deadline:  Until Position Is Filled

Starting Date:  As Soon As Possible

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