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Licensed Professional Counselor

The University of North Georgia
UNG - Gainesville

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Licensed Professional Counselor
Location: UNG - Gainesville
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 263771
About Us

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 Summary

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a 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.

  • 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 with individuals and groups as needed while maintaining appropriate and timely case documentation and all pertinent records. Remains present and available on campus to provide continuity of care to assigned caseload as well as ensuring ethical and committed care to students on assigned caseload. Participates in on-call duties as scheduled, and as needed, and presents in-person to campus as necessary to perform face to face crisis evaluations both within and after university business hours. Responsible for knowing, understanding, and adhering to professional code of ethics of licensure, departmental handbook guidelines, and University policies. Must maintain licensure without lapse.
  • Develops, advertises, and presents topical outreach presentations regarding mental health education as needed or requested. Provides consultation services to the campus community and acts as a liaison between the office of student counseling and other campus departments and organizations as directed.
  • Provides alcohol/drug assessments and risk reduction education to students mandated through campus disciplinary procedures.
  • Develops and presents workshops and presentations to campus leadership groups (e.g. Peer Educators, Faculty/Staff.) on mental health issues faced by college students in order for those student leaders and University professionals to be able to effectively recognize and intervene with students who are struggling.
  • Active participant in strategic planning and innovation efforts for the Division of Student Affairs and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abiltiies

  • Must have ability to 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.
  • 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.
Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree required; in Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family, or Social Work preferred.
  • Current full-licensure as a professional counselor, social worker, or marriage and family required.
  • Three (3) years of therapy/counseling including personal, couples, and/or group therapy experience required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a college or university setting preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references.
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Other Information
  • This role is considered a position of trust.
Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education


The University of North Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and holds designations as a state leadership institution and as The Military College of Georgia.  With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities.  The regional, multi-campus university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate’s degrees to professional doctoral programs.

The University of North Georgia's educational experience provides a solid foundation to help students become civic, professional and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally. UNG's student-focused environment includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity.  

UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its residential Army ROTC program consistently ranks among the best in the country. UNG competes in NCAA Division II in baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, mixed rifle, and women's cross country.

The University of North Georgia has seven academic colleges and institutes: the College of Arts and Letters, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, University College, and the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

At the undergraduate level, UNG offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the  Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS); Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); and Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN).

Graduate degrees offered at UNG include: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Education Specialist in School Leadership (EDSSL); Master of Education (Med); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Arts in history (MA); Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA); Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling (MS); Master of Science in family nurse practitioner (MS); Master of Science in nursing education (MS); Master of Science in physical education (MS); Master of Science in criminal justice (MS); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Music (MM).

The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013.  Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses and online opportunities united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

UNG’s campuses are located across the northeast Georgia region in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County. With easy access to metro Atlanta and Georgia's mountain and piedmont areas, the region features vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, including Lake Lanier and the the Appalachian Trail.

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative to improve the retention, progression, and graduation of students. Grounded in the successes and strengths of the past and inspired by the potential of the new University of North Georgia, UNG's Complete College Georgia plan seeks to advance educational attainment in the northern part of the state, contributing to the region's workforce and economic prosperity.

To obtain application information for the University of North Georgia, call the Admissions Office at 706-864-1800, or for a closer look at the university, visit

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