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Mental Health Counselor (Cochran Campus)

Middle Georgia State University
MGA Cochran

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Mental Health Counselor (Cochran Campus)
Location: MGA Cochran
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 252003
About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses-Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia-and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia's 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia's flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the state.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing counseling services to Middle Georgia State College students.


Provide Students with Academic, Career and Personal Counseling -

Interpreting students' psycho-educational assessment reports; determines needs and provides individualized academic accommodations; interprets psychological and development assessments and inventories.
Maintaining confidential records of student sessions.
Developing and facilitating structured groups, workshops, presentations and counseling outreach programs.
Providing emergency and crisis counseling to students, faculty, staff and administrators.
Provides appropriate college community and clinical referrals.
Promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyle choices for mental, emotional and social health through campus events and outreach.

Perform Administrative Functions -
Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
Answering phone calls and greeting students when they enter the office.
Serving as a member of the Assessment and Care Team, which typically meets monthly.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Graduate Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology is required.

Other Required Qualifications
Must be Licensed or License Eligible to practice in the state of Georgia (LPC, LCSW, Clinical Psychology)

Required Experience
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling services in the context of higher education.

Knowledge of federal and state laws related to counseling services.

Knowledge of counseling principles as related to at-risk populations and crisis situations.

Skill in the provision of counseling services to a diverse student body.

Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.

Skill in decision making and problem solving.

Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Background Check

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with MGA, as determined by MGA in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Other Information

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect - that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

Middle Georgia State University is committed to four core values in what we do and represent:
CORE VALUES: Stewardship - Engagement - Adaptability - Learning


One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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