Job no: 495362
Location: Moon Campus
Position Department: Counseling Center
Position Type: Staff Full-Time
The Counselor-In-Residence (CIR) is an embedded position in the RMU residential community reporting to the Counseling Center. The CIR lives in an on-campus apartment and is responsible for establishing and maintaining a counseling and training service presence in the campus residential community, conducting individual and group counseling, diagnostic and crisis assessment and intervention, and addressing stigma and barriers to seeking counseling and therapy services. The CIR works collaboratively with the Office of Residence Life, Center for Student Success and Personal Development, Office of Student Involvement, the UPMC MyHealth@School Center, and the Dean of Students Office to provide training of professional and paraprofessional staff and meeting the clinical and programmatic needs of the residents. The CIR conducts and evaluates psychoeducational, health and wellness, and topic specific workshops in the residential community, and serves as the JED Campus Advisor and the Unpack U Ambassador.
Provide short-term individual and group therapy in the residential community.
Serve as a consultant and resource for residence life professional and paraprofessional staff.
Provide on-call crisis assessment and intervention and coordinate emergency services with the University Police, UPMC MyHealth@School, Office of Residence Life, and Counseling Center as needed.
Conduct mental health assessments, identify needs, and develop case formulations; Maintain accurate and confidential case files.
Plan and implement mental health and wellness-focused training seminars and workshops to address preventative and developmental needs of students and student leaders. Topics to include anxiety reduction, depression mitigation, suicide prevention, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality identity, drug/alcohol/substance use, sexual violence prevention.
Work closely with RMU peer-mentoring organizations, Thrive Peer Education Program, Active Minds, and Hope Happens Here, and community organizations (JED Campus, Unpack U, EMBRACE Pittsburgh, PAAR, Greenbriar).
Implement a suicide intervention and bystander prevention protocol and program for residential students.
Serve as RMU’s Ambassador to Unpack U and JED Campus Advisor to support student mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention efforts.
Provide mental health programming and support for residential veterans in partnership with the Center for Veterans and Military Families and the VITAL Program.
Partner with the NCAA Athletic Department to provide mental health and wellness programs for residential student-athletes.
Be available to work weekends and evenings and be on-call as needed.
Serve on several university committees including the University’s CARE (BIT) Team, JED Campus Committee, RMU Wellness Committee, and others as deemed appropriate
- Master’s degree in Counselor Education, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited program.
- Clinical casework experience in a university setting, mental health agency, or related professional setting.
- Experience providing psychotherapy diagnostic assessment and outreach.
- Knowledge of suicide prevention intervention and training.
- Experience working with a diverse college student population and a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working and therapeutic relationships.
- Characteristics that inspire respect, trust and confidence with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent coping skills and ability to handle an array of mental health problems and stressful situations with the ability to quickly recognize, assess, and provide appropriate treatment or solution in a crisis situation.
- Working proficiency with office and teletherapy support tools and electronic records software, preferably Microsoft Office, Titanium, Google Meet, and Zoom and infusing this technology into the delivery of mental health services.
- Maintenance of confidentiality in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
- Knowledge of applicable laws including FERPA and HIPPA.
- Licensure or eligibility for licensure from an accredited program from the State of Pennsylvania preferred.
- Valid drivers license or the ability to obtain reliable transportation is required.
Exemption Status: Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required: Yes
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): Yes
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
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Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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