Licensed Professional Counselor
Position Title:Licensed Professional Counselor Position Number:10042923 Benefits Eligible:Yes Campus Location:Gainesville Job Close Date:09/17/2020 General Summary:
The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for Licensed Professional Counselor on the Gainesville campus. 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 nearly 20,000 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 provides ongoing mental health clinical services and manages own case load of UNG students involving intake assessments, individual, couples, and group therapy, and crisis intervention. Maintain all pertinent records..
- Develop, advertise, and present topical outreach presentations regarding mental health education. Provide consultation services to the campus community and acts as a liaison between the student counseling and other departments or organizations.
- Provide alcohol/drug assessments and risk reduction education to students mandated through campus disciplinary procedures.
- Develop/present workshops and presentations to campus leadership groups on mental health issues faced by college students in order for those leaders and professionals to be able to effectively recognize and intervene with students who are struggling.
- Activly participant in strategic planning and innovation efforts for the Division of Student Affairs and other duties as assigned.
- 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.
- Ability to work with a diverse population; ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work required.
- Three years of experience in a college/university setting required.
- Licensure as a professional counselor or social worker; must maintain without lapse.