Licensed Professional Counselor - Intermediate
Classification Title: Licensed Professional Counselor - Intermediate
Division: Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Department: Counseling Center
Nature of Work:
This .75 (30 hour per week), benefited position is working primarily as a counselor and also carries a small case load of students with disabilities providing coordination of accommodations. The person in this position will provide counseling services to all students, and will serve on the on-call rotation. This position consults, coordinates and collaborates with other units of the University.
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.
The Counseling Center is a dynamic center, which is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic fully licensed counselor to be a member of its counseling staff. 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 assessments 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 or others at risk. On-call, after hours emergency work is required once or twice a semester.
An earned Master’s degree in counseling or related field. Three or more years working as a psychotherapist and/or with special populations required. Must be a licensed professional counselor in a US state, and license eligible in Georgia within one year.
One or more years’ experience working in higher education setting preferred. Preference given to those with experience in higher education and/or government agencies which benefit persons with disabilities, such as VR, SSA, or VA.
Salary $26,841 minimum - $35,046 midpoint (.75 of normal range)
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Those of general office work. Will include after-hours on call work approximately every 6-9 weeks.
Does this position require any special certification/ license?
License Eligible in Georgia within one year.
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.