Licensed Professional Counselor Location:
UNG - Gainesville Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
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.
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.
- 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.
- Experience in a college or university setting preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
- 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.
- This role is considered a position of trust.
- Position of Trust + Education