Licensed Student and Family Counselor

Durham, North Carolina, United States


Our bold vision is that one day, all students in Durham, regardless of the color of their skin and the amount of money their parents have in their pockets, will be able to succeed. In order to make this vision a reality, Student U’s mission is to empower students in the Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Student U aims to combat systemic racism and structural inequities by walking with students from the fifth grade through college graduation as they beat the statistics and become leaders in our community. The three components of Student U programming - an intergenerational college access-success pipeline, leadership development for students, families and staff, and an open source model of sharing our lessons learned is our contribution to creating a Durham where all children can succeed.

Student U recognizes the important role that social and emotional health plays in a student’s readiness to be engaged in learning and college-bound. We would like to hire a licensed Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor, to provide direct services to students and families through individual, group and family therapy. This individual will also work to ensure students and families are connected with resources and services in the community, and advocate for the well-being of students inside and outside of Student U programming. The individual must have mastery in strength-based models of intervention with adolescents and families and a core belief that all students can succeed. We anticipate that this person will spend 50% time doing direct work with students and families, 20% programming/staff training, 20 % administrative work and 10% in team meetings.

Clinical Practice/Direct service with students and families

Linking and support services

Supervision and Team Work

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Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Equity & Child Safeguarding Policy


Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and depends upon prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply: Please apply online. A complete application will include résumé, cover letter, and two professional references (including one from a direct supervisor). Only complete applications will be considered. Applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis.

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