Professional Counselor III - Multicultural Specialist
Job location: Commerce TAMUC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-31
Job TitleProfessional Counselor III - Multicultural SpecialistAgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentCounseling CenterProposed Minimum Salary$4,617.67 monthlyJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
- Cover Letter
- Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
- Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The Professional Counselor II – Multicultural Specialist provide counseling services to assist students in maximizing their potential for personal and academic success. Exhibit a commitment to a developmental model by initiating and implementing interventions that promote a healthy campus environment and meet the mental health needs of the University community.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Leads the department’s initiatives to provide services to our cultural minority and underserved student populations (e.g. students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, veteran students).
- Provides individual, group, and couples counseling.
- Conducts intakes, screenings, and psychological assessments.
- Engages in client staffing, case management, consultation and referral.
- Provides crisis intervention and consults with the director as needed.
- Engages in program development, educational outreach, and evaluation. Creates and delivers educational outreach programs on multicultural topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to mental health.
- Provides supervision and training for interns, practicum students, and LPC-Interns.
- Works collaboratively with internal and external colleagues. Consults with faculty and staff regarding services for students.
- Engages in professional development to maintain licensure.
- Provides service to the University through involvement in committees.
- Utilizes computer technology to support the Counseling Center functions.
- Develops a multicultural component to the Counseling Center services.
- Coordinates implementation of culturally sensitive programs.
- Monitors evaluation of multicultural services for effectiveness.
- Expands marketing strategies to reach the diverse student population.
- Conducts training with staff (e.g. multicultural competence, diversity issues).
- Collaborates with campus partners regarding diversity education and training.
- Education: Master’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience: Five (5) years of experience in counseling or a related field.
- Knowledge / Skills: Understanding of relevant intervention models, programs and resources. Knowledge of the mental health needs of a university population. Excellent organizational and administrative abilities. Strong work ethic and sense of collegiality. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of student development. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely.
- Licensing/Professional Certifications: Licensed or eligible for licensure in Texas with requirement to obtain licensure within first six months. Have or obtain within first six months LPC-Supervisor license.
- Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs. Ability to stand for extended periods of time for outreach events.
- Other Requirements: Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Doctorate in counseling, psychology, or social work. Ten or more years’ experience in counseling or related field. Licensed as a supervisor in Texas. Experience in a college counseling center or other relevant university setting. Bi-lingual (preferably Spanish speaking).
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Student workers, graduate assistants, interns, and practicum students.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.