Employment Opportunities

Mental Health Counselor/ Prevention Specialist
Student Counseling Center
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Under the umbrella of the Office of Student Affairs, the Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides clinical mental health counseling to Hampton University undergraduate and graduate students. The Mental Health Counselor/Prevention Specialist provides both clinical counseling and outreach services to the student body. The special prevention emphases are promoting healthy relationships; anxiety, depression and suicide awareness and prevention; and substance abuse awareness and prevention. Key responsibilities include individual and group counseling; primary prevention through outreach through classroom and residence hall presentations, forums and other special events; assistance with guiding student peer educator programs; attendance at staff meetings and various University events; some evening and weekend hours; and participation in a 24-hour on-call rotation.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide short term individual and group counseling

    • Provide psycho-education classes for anger and substance-related violations

    • Participate in developing, implementing and evaluating various campus-wide psychosocial workshops, class and residence hall presentations, mental health screening days, and other events

    • Maintain up-to-date, complete confidential client records

    • Comply with federal, state and Counseling Center confidentiality and privacy regulations

    • Share after-hours on-call duty

    • Be current with voice and email throughout the day

    • Prepare routine and special reports on work activities

    • Assist managing the Peer Counselor Organization, Summer Peer Helpers and Depression Outreach Alliance (DORA) Helpers

    • Attend and participate in guiding the Peer Counselor overnight training week-end

    • Participate in the Center’s strategic planning

    • Participate in developing and implementing proposals for relevant grants and contracts

    • Adhere to all University and Student Counseling Center regulations

    • Complete other duties as assigned


Requirements are documented mental health counseling with late adolescent/young adult individuals and groups, preferably in a college setting; working knowledge of DSM-5; excellence in writing and verbal skills for developing and implementing psychosocial workshops, handouts and audio-visual presentations.


This position requires at least a clinical master’s degree in social work or counseling and at least one year of providing individual and group counseling. A candidate must be licensed or working toward licensure by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions. Substance abuse counseling certification is very desirable.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit in one complete packet a letter of interest, resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and an Application for Educational Support Staff Employment to the:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton,VA 23668.

  *No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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