Summary: The counselor provides individual and group counseling, assessment, outreach education, consultation and referral services with regard to psychological, emotional and behavioral concerns of students. Flexibility in scheduling for this part-time, August-through-May position is based on demand (estimated at between 8 to 28 hours per week during the academic year (August to May).
Perform individual and group psychotherapy, in compliance with individual NC state licensing board.
Assess student mental health needs for appropriate level of care.
Coordinate client care with the Health and Wellness Center (HWC) treatment team/or refer to other providers or resources as needed.
Complete all required documentation and maintain client records.
Provide clinical feedback and support to Associate Director.
Ensure Associate Director is up-to-date and informed of any high-risk cases.
Complete utilization reports.
Participate in and develop campus programs pertaining to mental health and wellness.
Serve as liaison between University and specialized assessment and /or treatment providers.
Perform assigned duties to assist the HWC team with administrative functions of the HWC.
Maintain knowledge of University services and initiatives.
Work collaboratively with HWC treatment team, participate in administrative meetings and assigned committees.
Maintain social media sites for HWC.
Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and university needs.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:
Licensed provider of counseling/psychotherapy (e.g. Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker).
Fully licensed provider preferred, but will consider provisionally licensed clinicians
Minimum two years’ counseling/psychotherapy experience required; experience with college students and young adults strongly preferred.
Experience writing clinical summaries, using web based scheduling system, and evaluating utilization.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a high-functioning team.
Excellent organization and follow-up / follow-through skills to ensure completion of assignments within established time frames.
Some evening and weekend hours required to meet demands of the position.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and a gift for identifying information that should be escalated immediately.
Proven attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.
Maintain irreproachable confidentiality of all information; FERPA experience a plus.
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system.
Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors, and students.
Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems.
Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus.
Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75?100% of the time.
Work in office environment, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, service providers and vendors.
Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and may be stressful at times.
The above description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this positions, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of this position.
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