Specialized Services Counselor

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Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Human Services Coordinator III

Internal Title:

Specialized Services Counselor



Work County:



Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support


SAAS Counseling and Psychiatric Service

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Advertised Minimum Salary :


Advertised Salary Range:

$44,825 - $72,067 Please note, this range is based on an 11 month position.

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Typical work week is Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (9:00am-6:00pm; 9:30am-6:30pm). All staff may rotate on Sundays 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm (typically 1 Sunday a month).

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

11 months

Job Search Category:

Health and Human Services

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Specialized Services Counselor works under the direction of the Coordinator of Specialized Services, and in conjunction with case managers and the Behavioral Health Specialist to provide supportive interventions to students with Body Image/Eating Disorder issues, as well as students with specific targeted mental health and medical conditions which require coordinated care within the Patient-Centered medical home model. They will implement protocols and procedures to ensure quality clinical care for students with Body Image/Eating Disorder issues and assist in coordinating care for students with complex mental health and medical profiles. Collaborates with community providers to establish relationships and assist with referrals. Participates in all Eating Disorder Consultation Team meetings. Administrative duties to include monitoring of all eating disorder related referrals, management of the eating disorder treatment team agenda, and regular reports summarizing eating disorder treatment team data. They will also provide a broad range of counseling services to students, including evaluation and assessment, treatment planning, and treatment within the modalities of individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Provide crisis intervention and management, and consultation to families, faculty and staff. Practices and maintains clinical documentation according to SHS, CAP, and professional legal and ethical standards. They will participate in and lead committees as needed. They will provide service, and ensure service provision in accordance with policies, procedures, and protocols of the unit and SHS, as well as laws and ethics applicable to mental health services. They will also ensure adherence to credentialing, privileging and peer review processes.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Master’s degree in a related field and 2 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous case management experience. Previous experience working with an Eating Disorder Consultation Team or other multidisciplinary treatment team.


Knowledge of clinical case management, outpatient mental health service provision, assessment, and supportive interventions with students with Body Image/Eating Disorder issues and or other high-risk and high-need student populations. Experience participating as a team member in the case management system for students with psychological/emotional disturbances. Ability to implement multidisciplinary mental health programs, and work with a wide range of medical professionals and programs. Ability to communicate effectively with clients, program directors, agencies and the concerned public.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do no need to reapply.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by April 16, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time