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 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 enthusiastic associate 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.
This position focuses particularly on students who are classified as adult learners or military veterans. The successful candidate will develop relationships and programming to engage and assist adult learners and veterans, and work collaboratively with campus partners to increase services to under-served students.
An earned Master’s degree in counseling or related field required. Successful completion of a clinical internship, prefer interns who also have experience in higher education. Must be a licensed associate professional counselor or the equivalent in a US state, and license eligible in Georgia within three years.
Salary $33,732 minimum - $41,748 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.
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.