Olympic College is seeking a Counselor to provide guidance and support to its students and staff.
As an Achieving the Dream college, OC is dedicated to providing a supportive environment to its students and ensure that our diverse communities achieve their educational goals. The College is seeking outstanding candidates with a strong commitment to equity and social justice and a passion for providing high quality counseling services to a diverse student population. The staff of Olympic College Counseling Services, housed within the Division of Student Services and Achievement, work as a team to provide direct services and referrals to enhance student retention and success. Counselors also serve as a supportive resource for and provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding their student-related concerns. This is a full-time, tenure-track Faculty position.
Providing culturally responsive direct services to new, returning, and continuing students, including personal counseling, crisis intervention, career counseling, group counseling, high school completion, academic advising, and referral to College and community resources.
Assisting students with identifying and resolving problems affecting their educational and personal development by clarifying short and long range goals.
Intervening and providing guidance for students placed on academic probation or suspension and students who are experiencing barriers to academic success.
Providing faculty input for early alert programs and participating in College-wide student retention/success programs and activities.
Serving as a resource to faculty regarding student issues that impact academic success.
Serving as liaison to instructional divisions and the community in providing counseling and retention-related services.
Serving as a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) member.
Developing and facilitating workshops to enhance student success.
Administering and interpreting individual and group career and psychometric assessments.
Maintaining records of contacts with students and completing forms as required.
Adhering to American Counseling Association (ACA) and state of Washington ethical and legal standards.
Participating in faculty development and governance activities.
Participating in departmental and College-wide committees and projects.
Performing other related duties as assigned and/or required.
Master's degree in counseling, social work, counseling psychology or related field from an accredited College or University.
Graduate program must include at least two quarters of supervised counseling practicum/clinical work.
Licensed or eligible to be licensed prior to employment as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington.
Two years of full-time experience counseling individuals regarding personal, mental health, and academic issues.
Demonstrated expertise, experience, and commitment to providing culturally responsive and affirming services to historically marginalized groups.
Intermediate computer competency, Microsoft Office applications preferred.
Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited College or University.
Effective presentation experience.
Two years of full-time experience providing mental health counseling at a community college or university.
Possess broad knowledge of community resources.
Counseling training and experience as a generalist able to address a wide variety of issues including suicide prevention, crisis counseling, stress management, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, PTSD, and parenting concerns.
Olympic College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
Internal Number: 18-19-F22
About Olympic College
Olympic College is a public two-year community college that educates more than 13,000 students a year. Founded in 1946, the college has three campuses in Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Shelton and serves a population of 280,000 residents living in Kitsap and Mason Counties.