Staff Counselor, Duke Kunshan University-Student Affairs

Duke Health | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 8/04/2022

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Scope of Responsibilities

Staff counselor will provide evaluation, brief psychotherapy, crisis intervention and/or personal counseling utilizing individual, conjoint and group treatment modalities to assist Duke students. This position has a particular focus on students who are enrolled at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) who are spending their year abroad on Duke’s main campus. Participate in CAPS Outreach and Developmental Programming activities for DKU students.


List specific tasks and responsibilities in order of importance and indicate the approximate % of time to be spent on each duty (or section of duties) should be listed.

  • Provide evaluation, brief psychotherapy, crisis intervention and/or personal counseling utilizing individual, conjoint and group treatment modalities to assist Duke and DKU students.


  • Provides mental health triage services.
  • Administers and interprets limited assessment measures.
  • Responds to clinical and campus crises.
  • Provides supervision and seminars to assigned trainees, including goal setting, evaluations, and disciplinary action in accordance with training policy and procedures


  • Provides campus and community engagement services through liaison with DKU faculty and staff, parents, alumni, and students; and
  • Provides campus and community level interventions that address cultural climate issues for oppressed and marginalized groups.


  • Follows center policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, and HIPAA.
  • Completes clinical documentation according to CAPS policies and procedures.
  • Attends CAPS staff, clinical team, and committee meetings.
  • Participates in ongoing staff conversations about the ways marginalization, discrimination, and oppression impact individuals and systems.
  • Participates in Student Affairs Committees.
  • Attends CAPS sponsored professional development activities.
  • As budget allows, represents CAPS on the Duke campus, in the Triangle area, and nationally.


Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


General Qualifications

  • Must have an earned master’s degree in counseling or marriage and family therapy from an accredited program.
  • Licensed or immediately eligible (post-degree hours complete) for licensure in the state of North Carolina; and
  • Two years’ experience in student counseling or related wellbeing promotion work on a college or university campus.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working with international populations, especially those from Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern/North African countries; Latinx populations is desired, as well as those who have demonstrated experience and skills working with Jewish or Muslim students; and
  • Bi-lingual language skills are strongly preferred.

Additional Job-Specific Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrates experience and capability to work as part of a highly cohesive and multidisciplinary team in a university counseling center and with professionals in other campus units.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills that facilitate organizational health.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to self-awareness and desire for growth related to intersectionality and the ways marginalization, discrimination, and oppression impact individuals and systems; and
  • Experience in the provision of crisis intervention and consultation is essential.

Minimum Qualifications


Master's degree in counseling or related field from an institution of higher education; Licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of North Carolina; and experience in a student mental health agency or relevant healthcare or social service setting.


None required beyond education/training requirement OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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