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Crisis Counselor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Crisis Counselor
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170239
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center invites applications for a Crisis Counselor. This is a full-time professional faculty appointment at our Blacksburg facility.
The Cook Counseling Center provides mental health services to the student community of Virginia Tech.
The Crisis Counselor works with a multidisciplinary staff to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care.
The Crisis Counselor has responsibility for the following: provide individual services to students including initial assessment, diagnosis, and determination of treatment needs. They will conduct crisis interventions as needed; follow-up and track referrals for students with identified high risk needs; maintain full and accurate case notes for clients; attend court hearings for involuntarily hospitalized students; conduct mandatory assessments; and maintain private practitioner database.
Occasional travel may be necessary to attend seminars, continuing education and professional development opportunities. For additional information about Cook Counseling Center, please see our web site at
Interested applicants must apply on line at Complete the faculty application, attach a cover letter, resume or vita and the names, and contact information for three professional references. A conviction/background check is required
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify MaDonna Overstreet at 540/231-6557 or

Required Qualifications:

-Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field, experience in crisis intervention/emergency evaluation.
-Licensed as a mental health professional or license eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia (must be licensed within two years of hire).

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in working in a college counseling center is desirable.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Complete the faculty application, attach a cover letter, resume or vita and the names, and contact information for three professional references. A conviction/background check is required.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Cook Counseling Services Aux
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: variable work schedule (day shift M-F)
Job Posting Date: 08/28/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/12/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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