Counselor

Employer
Georgia College & State University
Location
Georgia College & State Univ

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Counselor
Location: Georgia College & State Univ
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 260998
About Us

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction-among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville-Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at gcsu.edu.

Job Summary

Counseling Services provides short-term professional counseling and psychiatric services to Georgia College & State University students to promote student success and academic retention.

Responsibilities Counseling - 70%

Provide individual, group and/or couples counseling to students to address personal (psychological/mental health), academic and career concerns. Engage in crisis intervention to address mental health emergencies, and maintain appropriate documentation. This position focuses on addressing and improving mental health with a focus on helping underrepresented students with matters such as improving personal and academic success, enhancing transitional strategies, improving inclusivity, and maximizing a sense of belonging.

Outreach/Collaboration - 20%

    Coordinate outreach programming. Develop and lead structured groups, workshops, presentations, and other prevention and psychoeducational outreach programming. Work individually and on committees with faculty, staff, other educational personnel, and external agencies for the benefit of students and the institution. Determines the most appropriate and needed areas of focus to benefit students and the institution. Seeks opportunities to become involved in those areas.
Liaison - 5%

Consult with faculty, staff, and off-campus constituents (i.e., parents, mental health professionals, physicians, etc.) about the developmental, career, and mental health needs of students.

Other - 5%

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Master's Degree in Mental Health Discipline

Other Required Qualifications
Licensure in a mental health discipline in Georgia, or ability to obtain licensure within 3 months of hire (associate licensure acceptable)

Required Experience
At least one year of experience working in a mental health discipline

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Licensure as a psychologist in Georgia or ability to obtain licensure within one month of hire

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Doctorate in a Mental Health Discipline

Preferred Experience
Three or more years in a college counseling setting

Required Documents to Attach
  • List of References
  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter
Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will infrequently be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel.

Background Check
  • Criminal Background Check

Organization

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

Company info
Website
Telephone
478-445-5004
Location
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville
GA
31061
United States

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