Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Position Number: 10043865
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Gainesville
Job Close Date: 07/26/2018
General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Licensed Professional Counselor. This position is a great opportunity for a positive and energetic mental health professional to work in an exciting, fast-paced environment providing mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach programming to a growing university population. Applicants must be skilled in working with a wide variety of mental health issues in individual, couples, and group formats, be a strong public speaker, and be a welcoming and approachable creative professional that enjoys engaging students about mental health issues, retention, and success in a university population.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Licensed Professional Counselor will:
- Consistently provide ongoing mental health clinical services and manages own case load of UNG students involving intake assessments, individual, couples, and group therapy, and crisis intervention with individuals and groups as needed while maintaining appropriate and timely case documentation and all pertinent records. Remain present and available on campus to provide continuity of care to assigned caseload as well as ensuring ethical and committed care to students on assigned caseload. Participate in on-call duties as scheduled, and as needed, and presents in-person to campus as necessary to perform face to face crisis evaluations both within and after university business hours. Responsible for knowing, understanding, and adhering to professional code of ethics of licensure, departmental handbook guidelines, and University policies. Must maintain licensure without lapse.
- Develop, advertise, and present topical outreach presentations regarding mental health education as needed or requested. Provide consultation services to the campus community and acts as a liaison between the office of student counseling and other campus departments and organizations as directed.
- Provide alcohol/drug assessments and risk reduction education to students mandated through campus disciplinary procedures.
- Develop and present workshops and presentations to campus leadership groups (e.g. Peer Educators, Faculty/Staff.) on mental health issues faced by college students in order for those student leaders and University professionals to be able to effectively recognize and intervene with students who are struggling
- Participant in strategic planning and innovation efforts for the Division of Student Affairs and preform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Must maintain expertise in the field of counseling especially as related to issues faced by the college student population, to include knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and referral needs.
- Must have demonstrated skills in therapy/counseling and mediation including personal, couples, and group therapy; excellent administrative skills; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and with professional and clerical staff; motivated and self-directed.
- Must have ability to work with a diverse population; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
- Master's Degree in counseling or related field
- Three years in a counseling position preferred
- Licensure as a professional counselor or social worker
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. This position will require a background check.
Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.