COUNSELOR (Part-time, 9-month position)

San Angelo, Texas
Mar 29, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

COUNSELOR (Part-time, 9-month position)

Department: Counseling Services

Salary: $15,051

Job Summary
This position works less than 20 hours per week and for 9 months out of the year.

Under general supervision, provides professional counseling, educational, and related services to individuals and groups of students of the University.

1. Meets with students to secure information and to assess needs. Provides individualand group counseling and crisis intervention on social, cultural, behavioral, developmental and other matters for students experiencing mental or behavioral problems.
2. Plans, organizes, and presents programs for students related to mental and emotional health issues as well as chemical abuse/dependency and roommate/relationship issues.
3. Prepare intake and evaluation documentation and treatment plans; prepares and maintains confidential case files and related records, ensuring all legal and ethical requirements are consistently followed.
4. Administers and interprets standardized test to identify and assess individual problems and difficulties.
5. Demonstrate sensitivity, insight, and concern in assisting students to overcome personal or other problems.
6. Assist students to develop and maintain high levels of personal and academic performance.
7. Consults with families, faculty, staff, mental health professionals, and medical personnel as needed to facilitate the counseling process.
8. Refer students to outside mental health or medical professionals as indicated by assessment and scope of student problem.
9. Participate in outreach programs to educate students, faculty, and staff about services.
10. Consults with University Police on issues related to student behavior, rights, and safety.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of contemporary personal counseling methods; knowledge of and adherence to current professional and ethical standards; knowledge of mental health issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, substance abuse, depression, sexual dysfunction, sexual assault, stress management, suicide, and eating disorders; knowledge of community social services resources; knowledge of student development theory and application; knowledge of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Ability to assess and accurately diagnose mental health and related disorders, recognizing the need for referral, as appropriate; ability to organize and complete multiple tasks in an accurate and timely manner; ability to perform and maintain effective counseling relationships with students; ability to monitor student movement in the therapy process and to terminate the relationship in appropriate ways; ability to work harmoniously with administrative staff and others.
Skilled in oral and written communications; skilled in interpersonal relations.

Possession of a Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or other appropriate field is required. Two years of post-licensure professional level experience in counseling, social work, or closely related field. Licensure as a Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist, or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed for independent practice in the State of Texas.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in a University Counseling setting preferred, but not required. Experience in an acute mental health setting such as a psychiatric unit or MHMR Center is preferred, but not required

Other Information: Employee will be working as part of an interdisciplinary health team in a medical clinic setting.