JOB TITLE: Licensed Counselor DIVISION: Student Affairs
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Director of Counseling and Self-Development DEPARTMENT: Counseling and Self- Development
The Counselor is responsible for providing mental health counseling, psychoeducational groups, and trainings/workshops to all students, faculty, and staff who seek these services. These services are provided to promote students’ personal development and psychological well-being, increase retention, help improve students’ academic success, and provide guidance for their future personal, professional, and academic endeavors. In addition, the Counselor will assist with outreach programming, crisis intervention, and assessment/referral services. This position collaborates with the Director of Health Services to provide overall health and wellness services. This position will also create educational and adjudicative partnerships with referral agencies on an as-needed basis.
- Required to serve on-call and immediately respond in-person for cases of emergency situations by providing crisis intervention and assessment during and after office hours.
- Manages and maintains records of counseling and disciplinary reports while accurately following policies and procedures in the Student Handbook.
- Promotes the personal development and psychological well-being of students by providing counseling on an individual, group, or couple basis.
- Provides mental health consultation to students, faculty, and staff and assesses the optimal service to address their needs.
- Is an active member of the Psychological Emergency Committee.
- Prepares and presents reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs and President on areas of responsibility in the absence of the Director of Counseling and Self-Development.
- Provides monitoring of clinical records to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and regulations. Prepares a variety of bi-weekly reports, including but not limited to, student progress reports, student judiciary reports and programming, and clinical reports to assure results are monitored and corrective action applied to maintain acceptable outcomes.
- Conducts and analyzes multiple student surveys for mental health awareness and other various assessments.
- Assists students with normative development issues, behavioral issues, and long-standing mental challenges.
- Maintains communication with mentally or emotionally challenged students; works with these students to address any issues that may impede their academic progress and personal development.
- Responds in a timely manner to students, staff, and parents regarding complaints and/or inquiries.
- Implements programs that provide individual counseling, group counseling, crisis services, psychiatric services, and other credentialed services.
- Coordinates and delivers specific programs for students which require extensive collaboration with Academic Affairs along with participation in program design and implementation teams.
- Participates in team meetings to stay aware of the activities of other departments and campus initiatives that coincide with counseling services or needs.
- Responsible for external outreach and relations through publications, presentations, and direct contact.
- Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, professional seminars, training and/or courses, and requirements by state licensing and regulatory boards.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or a mental health discipline
- Knowledgeable of counseling theories and skilled therapeutic practices with strong experience in making clinical assessments and crisis intervention
- Ability to develop programming for mental health awareness, alcohol and substance use, and relationship/sexual violence
- Able to sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk, stoop, crouch, reach, twist, push, and pull for an extended time.
- Able to lift 50 pounds
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- Current Licensed Professional Counselor Licensure and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- 3 to 5 years of counseling and leadership, preferably in K-12 or a Collegiate setting
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