Student Mental Health Counselor/Clinician

Vermont Law School

Job Overview

Vermont Law School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. In recruiting for faculty and staff, we seek unique backgrounds in education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. As part of our commitment to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, candidates who meet the qualifications for this position and who require accommodations to apply should contact Human Resources at Vermont Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Under limited supervision, the Mental Health Clinician fulfills the mission of Vermont Law School by providing counseling services that support the psychological and personal wellness of the student body. This position also includes conceptualization and presentation of relevant mental health programs and events, support groups, and leadership of the mental health committee.


Essential Functions:

    • Hold regular, consistent hours for individual counseling by appointment in a virtual or hybrid setting as school policy dictates, and collect symptom data for review
    • Complete intake assessments, maintaining HIPAA compliant records and case management notes.
    • Maintain relationships with and make referrals to appropriate mental health professionals, community agencies, or other providers as warranted.
    • Work with hospital staff to coordinate student inpatient stays and streamline their discharge planning.
    • Respond to mental health emergencies, during and after business hours, as necessary.
    • Provide support for the AA chapter or other similar groups on campus; work with other community groups or resources as appropriate.
    • Create opportunities for in-person or virtual mental health education/experiences for students, staff, and faculty.
    • Supervise and assist all aspects of Mental Health Committee meetings and events and serve on other committees as assigned.
    • Adhere to one’s professional Code of Ethics and all relevant State and Federal laws pertaining to the provision of mental health services.
    • Maintain confidentiality as required by both HIPAA and FERPA regulations, and communicate about the rights and responsibilities of these requirements to students, staff, and faculty.
    • Create, distribute, analyze and summarize reports for bi-annual surveys.
    • Communicate with students, staff, and faculty in a clear, respectful manner.
    • Participate in required reporting as requested.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or other specialty related to job function.
    • At least two years of full-time mental health counseling experience OR experience working with young adults in a therapeutic setting.
    • Current licensure for Vermont practicing mental health clinician/counselor OR working directly under a licensed mental health clinician to gain hours needed for licensure.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Demonstrated experience and skill working with multicultural populations, including international students, LGBTQ students, BIPOC students, veterans, and others.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Must maintain, or have supervising clinician maintain, licensure for continuity of employment.
    • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
    • Workable knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Teams programs.
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems, organize resources, and establish priorities.
    • Ability to make relate effectively with a diverse academic community.
    • Comfort with public speaking, engaging both large and small groups.
    • Speak, read, and write in fluent English.
    • Communicate by telephone, email, letter, or in person.

Other Requirements:

    • Up to 50% Computer-related work; more when doing virtual counseling.
    • Primary work is done sitting and/or standing at a desk or in a chair.
    • Requires the ability to use a telephone and computer for student interactions.
    • On-campus presence may be required for student interactions.
    • Ability to move around campus to a variety of locations in a variety of weather conditions.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines and reorganize under pressure
    • Ability to work independently and within a team

Note: All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to which will be required in this position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an at-will basis. ADA/EOE.


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