Staff Counselor – Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA+) Focus

Virginia Tech

We’re currently searching for a Staff Counselor – Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA+) Focus to join The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center (CCC) team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. As we continue to grow and develop a diverse and vibrant group of professionals to serve our student body of 36,000 and in the spirit of Ut Prosim (that I may serve) and InclusiveVT, the Center is committed to a model of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of its services. The multidisciplinary staff of counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners, psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and practicum students to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care. In 2022, Virginia Tech launched the Virginia Tech Advantage for Virginia students which seeks to provide a Virginia Tech experience financially within reach for everyone regardless of income. Part of this initiative will include recommendations and strategies to make Virginia Tech more affordable and accessible for underserved students, addressing financial feasibility and student success. Cook Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the university and has focused upon growing the multicultural competence and ethnic and racial diversity of the counseling staff. The goal for this position is to further our work with APIDA+ communities and marginalized students as we better understand the lived experiences of these students on this campus. We are particularly interested in hiring an individual with knowledge and experience working with APIDA+ students. The ideal candidate will provide brief, culturally competent counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse clinical concerns. The individual will also work with partners across the university to develop and provide culturally informed outreach and prevention services as well as partner with others on staff to provide training for other staff members. This position will conduct crisis interventions as needed during the day and when on after hours call.

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