Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate
Classification Title: Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate
Division: Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Department: Counseling Center
Nature of Work:
The Counseling Center is a dynamic center, which is seeking an enthusiastic associate licensed counselor to be a member of its counseling staff. This position is a 10 month (Off of work June & July), full time position with benefits. The person chosen for this position will help increase student retention, promote campus safety, and encourage student development and progress to graduation through developmental counseling and psychotherapy. Major duties and responsibilities are: provide individual and group psychotherapy for students with emotional or personal problems or conditions. Perform evaluations with students referred by faculty, staff, parents or other students, to determine if they are a danger to themselves or others or unable to care for themselves; work with counseling staff and administrators to help manage situations where students are in an emotional or behavioral crisis that puts them and/or others at risk. On-call, after hours emergency work is required once or twice each semester.
At the University of West Georgia, the success of our students is the sole purpose of our existence. From success in the classroom and chosen career fields to success on the athletic field and the total college experience, UWG has more than 2,000 full-time faculty and staff members dedicated to helping students succeed. Approximately 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees enroll at UWG each year. Students enjoy a complete college life experience on the Carrollton campus, including residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics competitions and opportunities to get involved in more than 150 student organizations.
The Counseling Center houses Counseling, and Accessibility services. We offer group and individual counseling for enrolled students. We work collaboratively with other units on campus, are highly involved in crisis management and academic success. Our nationally recognized outreach and prevention program are a focus for the UWG counseling center in which all staff participate in campus life. We train masters and post masters level counseling interns in our center. We are grounded in theory and approach students in a manner that is holistic, humanistic and developmental.
This position focuses particularly on students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etc. The successful candidate will develop relationships and programming to engage and assist LGBTQI+ students, and work collaboratively with campus partners to increase services to and safety of under-served students.
An earned Master’s degree in counseling or related field required. Successful completion of a clinical internship. Must be a licensed associate professional counselor or equivalent in a US state, and license eligible in Georgia within three years.
Prefer recent graduates who also have experience in higher education and or work with LGBTQ populations.
Salary $31,216/annual (minimum) - $41,739 (midpoint)
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Those consistent with general office work.Will require some “after hours” work and flexible work scheduling. Ability to traverse campus and to carry items 15 lbs or less.
Required to reside within 30 minutes of campus when working after hours on-call shift.
Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify:
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia
Notice to Applicants:
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.