October 23, 2017

Staff Counselor


  • Providing short-term individual, couples, and group counseling
  • Evaluating and responding to students in crisis during and after business hours
  • Consulting with faculty, staff, parents, and health care providers
  • Delivering outreach programs to the community on topics related to counseling and mental health
  • Training student leaders
  • Participating in meetings and committees of the Division of Campus Life

Preferred Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will be licensed as a mental health professional in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hold a masters or doctoral degree in counseling, counseling/clinical psychology, or social work from an accredited institution, and have experience working with young adults. Candidates who have training and experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and/or substance abuse treatment are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in a college or university counseling center and who have experience and demonstrated commitment to providing culturally-aware counseling to persons of color, members of the GLBTQ community, low income individuals, first generation college students and/or international students. Candidates should be dedicated to ongoing professional development and to working collaboratively with colleagues in and out of the Center. Individuals who are eligible to become licensed as psychologists, clinical social workers, or professional counselors within one year may be considered.

About the Center: The Counseling Center provides high quality counseling, educational programs, and psychological assessments designed to help students learn how to identify and meet their intellectual, interpersonal, and developmental goals and to promote a healthy, equitable, and positive campus community. The Center also provides crisis intervention and consultation to faculty, staff, and parents to assist them in their efforts to promote student learning and well-being.

College Description Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college of over 2,500 students. The College is distinguished by a strong curriculum in the liberal arts, the sciences, and engineering. Lafayette’s 110-acre campus is located ninety minutes from both New York City and Philadelphia. Situated on a hill overlooking the Delaware River, the College is easily accessible by air travel, being only twenty minutes from Lehigh Valley International Airport and one hour from Newark International Airport.

SALARY: Competitive salary and benefits package.

APPOINTMENT: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION: Submit a vita, detailed cover letter, and names and phone numbers of three references http://apply.interfolio.com/45651.

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.

All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.