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Counselor - Lead

Georgia Highlands College
GHC - Floyd Campus

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

Job Details

Job Title: Counselor - Lead
Location: GHC - Floyd Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269850
About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees. This includes our most recent honor of being recognized as one of the semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for assisting in supervising the counseling program for the institution. In conjunction with the AVP of Retention and Resources, this position co-supervises 2-3 employees on different locations.

    Leads supervision, direction, and training of the work of counseling staff

    Serves as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the college

    Serves as a key member of the colleges CARE Team system providing training opportunities for CARE Team members

    Analyzes and interprets medical diagnostic reports, psycho-educational reports, and vocational assessments for eligibility

    Establishes and implements department policies and procedures

    Researches and selects appropriate technology; provides or coordinates related staff training

    Prepares annual departmental reports for the college and Board of Regents

    Serves on assigned committees and boards

    Assists the Assistant Vice President of Academic Retention and Resources with special projects within the Division

    Collaborates with educational and community agencies to provide services to students of the college

    This role is designed by the institution as a Position of Trust

    Performs related duties

Required Qualifications
    Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field

    Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience

    Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Preferred Qualifications
    Full licensure as LPC (licensed professional counselor) or LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) and ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor)
Proposed Salary

$60,000 - $65,000 annually

Required Documents to Attach

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Unofficial transcripts

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Knowledge of federal laws pertaining to people with disabilities

    Knowledge of career and rehabilitative counseling

    Knowledge of disability and mental health resources

    Knowledge of psycho-educational testing

    Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs

    Skill in the supervision of personnel

    Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions

    Skill in oral and written communication

Apply Before Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at

For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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 Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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