Counseling Professional Licensed (LCSW/LPC Georgia)
Savannah State University seeks applications for a Counseling Professional. This position provides mental health, substance abuse, personal growth and life skills related counseling as needed to SSU students. Works with minimal supervision; provides services on an outpatient basis at the University Counseling Center. Assesses and evaluates treatment needs, including mental health, substance abuse, personal growth, coping with life changes and other counseling issues; uses DSM-5 criteria to accurately diagnose mental health issues. Provides psychotherapy for assigned clients, in individual groups, family, and couples sessions; documents counseling sessions in accordance with departmental regulations within established time frames. Plans and is responsible for implementation of psychotherapeutic and developmental group activities; plans and presents prevention oriented skill training sessions. Builds and maintains good cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, student organizations and other community based programs that provide therapeutic services. Provides after hours, on call services on a rotating basis with other counseling staff; maintains professional licensure by attending appropriate continuing education per licensing requirements. Maintains knowledge of current developments in the field; demonstrates knowledge of standard policies and procedures in the daily operation of the University Counseling Center. Supervises/ mentors a counseling/social work intern. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.
Master’s degree in counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy or a related field with a clinical focus and a current Georgia license (LCSW/LPC only) required; three to five years of post-masters experience in mental health/substance abuse treatment in an out- patient setting working with adults or adolescents who have a wide range of presenting problems. Experience should include diagnosis and treatment of chronic and persistent mental illness such as Bipolar, Major Depression, and thought disorders; and experience treating individuals with a diagnosis of substance abuse and /or substance dependence. Ability to quickly establish rapport and accurately/ effectively assess, diagnose and treat students who come for counseling services; ability to evaluate “danger to self or others” and initiate/ follow through on emergency voluntary or involuntary (GA 1013 form) psychiatric hospitalization if needed. Knowledge of local community services, treatment resources, and psychotropic medication. Basic computer literacy and ability to learn new programs and applications as required; strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of social media a plus; background and/or credit check may be required.
Complete application online https://jobs.savannahstate.edu; submit, three letters of reference, transcript(s) and resume online.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.