Job Details

  • Position Number: 3062085
  • Location: Westminster, MD
  • Position Type: Counseling


About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

Job Description:
The Counselor will be responsible for providing culturally responsive mental health services to students including assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, case management, and consultation. The Counselor will contribute to educational outreach programs for the campus community on a variety of topics related to mental health and wellbeing, often collaborating with other departments. The Counselor will actively participate in orientation activities and other college-wide programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides intake assessments and effective treatment planning.
Provides individual and group counseling to students presenting with a variety of personal, social, academic, and mental health concerns.
Provides case management and appropriate referrals to off-campus providers as needed.
Provides crisis assessment, intervention, and consultation as needed during working hours and on-call rotation for evenings and weekends.
Seeks immediate consultation with the Director of the Wellness Center in situations where there is concern for a student's safety or the safety of others.
Provides professional consultation to faculty, staff, college administrators, and family members of students as needed.
Establishes and maintain collaborative relationships with local hospitals, substance abuse and mental health agencies, and mental health professionals.
Maintains accurate, adequate, and timely documentation of treatment records including assessment, treatment plans, progress notes, correspondence with others, and termination records.
Follows professional ethics, state laws, FERPA, and McDaniel College Wellness Center procedures for the administration and documentation of treatment records.
Contributes to the Clinical Training Program through task supervision, trainings, consultation, and clinical supervision (if appropriate).
Contributes to the creation and implementation of innovative mental health and wellness educational programs
Collaborates with other departments across campus (Student Accessibility and Support Services, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Engagement, etc.) to further develop an inclusive, healthy, and just campus environment for all students.
Maintains professional licensure and credentials in good standing including the completion of required continuing education credits.
Observes state and national statues and guidelines related to professional role, code of ethics, and confidentiality including FERPA.
Attends weekly Counseling Services Staff Meetings, weekly Counseling Services Disposition meetings, biweekly Wellness Center staff meetings, departmental and divisional professional development sessions and other meetings assigned by the supervisor.
Actively participates in orientation activities and other college programs.
Generates up-to-date and accurate reports as needed.
Serves as a member of campus committees as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, PsyD, MSW, or M.A. in Mental Health Counseling or related field
Licensed to practice in the state of Maryland: LCSW-C, LMSW, LCPC, LCPC, or licensed psychologist
Experience managing crisis situations
Successful completion of a background and credential background check
Experience working with database, tracking and counseling software
Ability to provide on-call coverage and emergency response

Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely working in a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Physical Abilities
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Sitting for long periods of time.
Some bending and stooping when working with files.
Limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time.

Additional Information:
McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit

Application Instructions:
Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and a completed job application. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled.

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