Counselor

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Instructions to applicants

Due to COVID19 restrictions put in place by the local, state and federal government, Sul Ross State University is temporarily suspending posting of new positions and hiring to fill vacancies. We will continue to review the situation as it unfolds, to lift restrictions at the earliest possible time.

Job TitleCounselorLocationAlpineDepartmentCounseling CenterJob No.Posting Date12/18/2019End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment DateSalary$35,820Required

Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related mental health field; credentials sufficient to obtain LPC in Texas within 6 months; two or more years in providing direct counseling services to individuals and groups; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students of diverse backgrounds, faculty, staff and administrators. Excellent written and oral communication skills and effective public relations skills; demonstrated leadership skills, experience in teaching, personnel supervision and management; sensitivity, creativity, energy and an understanding of persons and their interactions.

Preferred

Preferred: License as a professional counselor in Texas (LPC); or Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW); two or more years in higher education; greater skill levels in above areas. Experience as an academic advisor in the University setting is desired.

Primary Responsibilities

FILLING THE POSITION WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON STATE APPROPRIATE FUNDS AVAILABILITY

Counsels with students individually and in groups, for brief, intermediate and longer periods of time, depending upon the nature and severity of the problem, in personal/social, academic and career areas; case management related to the above counseling, including planning, evaluation and recording each counseling session; consults with faculty and staff regarding personal and/or work-related issues; submits monthly reports of counseling activity; reads and studies in areas of relevance to counseling and specifically where current work is being done with a particular student; planning and evaluation with other departmental professional counseling staff; develops IDEP for Texas Success Initiative students; performs other duties as assigned. Will include some evening and weekend hours.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.

See http://www.sulross.edu

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