• Counselor

    Location US-TN-Knoxville
    Job ID
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Student Affairs
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies, invites applications for Counselor. Please note: due to the aftermath of hurricane Maria, RUSM has temporarily relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee and will be conducting classes there until the restoration of campus and community infrastructure in Dominica is complete.


    Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Dominica, West Indies, before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Ross is accredited by the Dominica Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).


    This non-academic post will provide individual, couple, family, and group counseling to a diverse academic community of medical students and their families. Additional responsibilities will include assessment, crisis intervention, workshop development and facilitation, outreach, and consultation with other RUSM professionals and programs


    • Provide individual, couple, family, and group counseling to medical students and family members;
    • Provide crisis intervention, assessment, and on-call services;
    • Develop and implement mental health promotion and outreach activities;
    • Consult with other RUSM departments, programs, and professionals;
    • Provide guidance in career exploration, academic development, and other career related issues;
    • Participate in Quality Improvement and Peer Review activities;
    • Participate in on-going professional development, departmental, and RUSM professional meetings; and

          Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Counseling


    • Doctorate (preferred) or Master's (required) degree in Counseling or a closely related field (e.g., Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or Social Work);
    • Licensure/certification;
    • Ability to administer and interpret evidence-based behavioral health assessments;
    • Excellent computer and written and oral communication skills;
    • Strong leadership and in-depth knowledge about the clinical practice of counseling;
    • Active participation in professional associations;
    • In-depth knowledge of evidence-based intervention approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based stress reduction;
    • Documented record of culturally competent clinical experience.


    We are proud to be an EEO/M/F/D/V employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. To apply, please visit our website www.rossu.edu; select Careers and complete our online application process

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has more than 11,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and beyond. The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.


    RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. Students complete a rigorous basic science curriculum, supported by cutting-edge instructional technology, including an anatomy and medical imaging laboratory and a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students then complete their medical education by taking core and elective clinical rotations in U.S., Canada, and UK.


    In 2013, RUSM achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).In 2014, RUSM graduates earned more than 800 residency positions; the largest number for any medical school in the world.




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