Application Deadline: 01/11/12 or until position is filled
Employment Date: 02/01/13 or when position is filled
Salary: Depending upon Qualifications and Experience
Job Summary/Basic Function
Under the direction of the Director of Student Development, incumbent will provide direct clinical services to students, emphasizing the psychological, emotional, academic, career and social development of the college population. This therapeutic, holistic approach is integrated into services in order to promote student success and retention. Career development is emphasized as the incumbent works with the students to advise and provide career counseling to help foster career exploration and decision making. Disabilities services provision is a viable component of the incumbent’s position, as is service in standardized testing. Proactive and preventative workshop and outreach presentations are also a basic function.
Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate must be a superior communicator, a characteristic inherent to the counseling profession. The incumbent must be able to listen and understand a variety of viewpoints and cultural backgrounds in order to help solve problems and make a different in the lives of clients. It is critical that the incumbent possess therapeutic skills effective with a college population. The incumbent must be highly organized, a solid planner yet be flexible. With a variety of duties, a large number of walk-in and scheduled students, the ability to make appropriate priority judgments is essential. The ability to appropriately respond to crisis situations is critical. The ability to network and develop working relationships with students, faculty, staff and colleagues from other USG institutions and prospective employers is necessary. Current knowledge of trends in the employment market, employment opportunities and best practices in the field of career development is necessary. The ability to appropriately provide leadership in academic advising is also necessary. A thorough knowledge/understanding of laws pertinent to disability is critical. The ability to proctor standardized tests is desirable.
An advanced degree in counseling, psychology or a related field from an accredited university is required. Three to five years of experience in the field, preferably in higher education, are required. Certifications required include the following: Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, at minimum. The successful candidate must possess advanced knowledge in the areas of crisis response and in disability service and laws. Membership in, or ability to join if hired, American Counseling Association and/or American Psychological Association is required. Computer proficiency is necessary. Position requires a credit background check.
Application Process: Submit an application for employment from website provided below and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications accepted via email only.
Office of Human Resources
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Email: email@example.com 
All offers of employment are contingent upon the results of a background check.