Staff Counselor (Brief Assessment and Referral Team Counselor) (35 views)

Fairfax, Virginia
February 11, 2019

Staff Counselor (Brief Assessment and Referral Team Counselor)

George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks a full-time, experienced counselor (1.0 FTE, with benefits) to provide brief assessment and referral services to students. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the emotional growth, well-being, and academic success for a diverse student body. CAPS provides culturally sensitive mental health and learning services, prevention programming and outreach, and training for emerging mental health professionals.


  • Provide primarily brief triage assessment and case management services; provide other clinical services on a limited basis as assigned (e.g., individual and/or group psychotherapy);
  • Provide crisis assessment/intervention through day time and after hours on-call systems, and provide consultation services to parents, faculty, staff, and students;
  • Provide prevention, community education and outreach programming;
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with other mental health professionals on
    CAPS’ multidisciplinary staff and other university departments and organizations;
  • Maintain current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal law, professional ethics, and CAPS policies; review client records to determine the progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered;
  • Attend and participate in departmental and division meetings and staff development programs as assigned;
  • Participate on CAPS and university committees as assigned; and
  • Additional duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude supervisor from assigning specific duties not listed above if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
  • This position may require working one evening per week.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Master’s degree in counseling, clinical or counseling psychology, or social work;
  • Fully licensed as a Professional Counselor or Clinical Social Worker in Virginia or eligible for full licensure in Virginia within one year of appointment;
  • Experience with triage assessment, crisis assessment and management, and case management services;
  • Evidence of multicultural competence and experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience providing mental health services to college students or late adolescents;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume clinical setting with clients presenting in acute distress.
  • Experience providing clinical consultation with campus and/or key stakeholders;
  • Experience providing clinical supervision.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA196Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter that identifies your interest and qualifications for this position, a resume/CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. This position will remain open until filled. For questions, candidates may contact Nina Joshi, Office Manager, at 703-993-2380.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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