Professional Counselor

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Posting DetailsPosting Number: 0601132 Position Category: Counseling Paraprofessional/Professional Job Title: Professional Counselor Position Code: 00658X Position Type: Staff Department: Counseling and Disability Student Services Nature of Work: The Professional Counselor is responsible for providing individual, couple and group counseling to a diverse range of ASU students on personal, academic and career concerns. Is responsible directly to the Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services.

Training and Experience:
INTERNAL CANDIDATES WHO MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE
STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Training and Experience: Master's degree in mental health discipline required: professional
counseling, social work, marriage & family therapy, clinical psychology or counseling psychology, mental health counseling, or advanced practice nursing (clinical nurse specialist: psychiatric/mental health).

Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Testing Requirements: BACKGROUND CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED. Illustrative Examples of Work: *Master's degree in mental health discipline required: professional
counseling, social work, marriage & family therapy, clinical psychology or counseling psychology, mental health counseling, or advanced practice nursing (clinical nurse specialist: psychiatric/mental health).

*Georgia licensure in a professional mental health field (associate
licensure or postdoctoral fellow status acceptable) within 12 months of
hire.

*Extensive knowledge of, and good judgment in the application of,
complex principles of human behavior and student development theories.

*Ability to develop and maintain a strong therapeutic alliance with
students.

*Ability to provide clinical assessments of students who are a danger to
self or others, and to make treatment decisions on the basis of such
assessments.

*Knowledge of and ability to develop and maintain positive professional
relationships with appropriate referral resources for students.

*Ability to understand and follow appropriate ethical and best practice
professional guidelines.

*Good oral and written communication skills.
Illustrative Examples of Work: *Provides individual, couple and group counseling to a diverse range of
ASU students on personal, academic and career concerns.

*Leads structured student groups, workshops, presentations and other
outreach programming.

*Shares on-call crisis coverage duties on a rotating basis.

*Provides specialized services in one of the major areas of
counseling/therapy (i.e., suicide prevention, depression, substance
abuse/misuse, addictions, etc.,).

*Provides educational programming for campus constituents (i.e.,
residence hall, peer education, NSOP, faculty).

*Provides consultation/assistance to faculty and staff who are working
with students who have emotional/personal problems.

*Participates in staff development workshops, conferences, seminars and
in-service training.

*Assists the Director in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the
department.

*Performs other job-related duties as required. Posting Date: 04-22-2020 Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.) Open Until Filled FTE: 1.0 Special Instructions to Applicants:Funding Source: General Operating (State) Number of Openings: 1 If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: State Funded Fringe Benefits:Salary: Salary Will Commensurate With Experience Physical DemandsFacts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement:

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, Suite K-111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, Billy C. Black Building, (Room 158), 504 College Drive - Albany, GA 31705. Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442.

DISABILITY STATEMENT:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-500-2026. EEO/AA employer. Disability Statement: Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer. Optional Applicant Documents:Required Applicant Documents: Resume
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