Position
Professional Counselor (10 month position) 
Department
Counseling Center 
Starting Date
September 15, 2021 
Starting Salary
$3479.67 Monthly W/ Benefits 
Job #
S092-21 
Budget Position #
NC3196 
Posted
08/20/2021 
Description

Provides mental health services to address the student's psychological, social, emotional, and academic adjustment to the University and to enhance the student's personal growth and development. Responsibilities include individual, group, and couples counseling, intake and assessment, crisis and emergency intervention, career counseling, psychological/educational/career testing and assessment, and academic counseling. Develops and implements creative outreach programs, experiential workshops and presentations. Serves as a consultant and educator for students, faculty and staff. Participates in the training and supervision of graduate practicum students.  Provides supervision of licensed professional counselor associates if the licensed professional counselor supervisor license is held. Participates in activities of the Division of Student Affairs and reports to the Director of the Counseling Center.

 
Examples

Provides individual/group/couples counseling for students experiencing a broad range of developmental and relational issues as well as major psychological issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, and severe psychopathology. Administers psychological tests and provides assessment. Provides intake and crisis/emergency services. Participates in on-call rotation to provide services as needed. Provides career counseling that includes career development services and administration of interest/personality inventories. Provides academic counseling that includes a comprehensive educational, counseling and support program for students experiencing scholastic difficulties. Plans, develops and provides workshops, outreach events, and classroom presentations on topics such as psychological issues, substance abuse, healthy body image, time management, study skills, motivation, and other topics related to student concerns, development and retention. Actively participates in professional organizations related to the counseling field.

 
Physical Condition

Ability to operate a personal computer, ability to sit for extended periods of time, ability to move across campus.

Experience

Requires two or more years of professional level experience in counseling with a university or comparable clinical population as well as experience in providing personal, career, and academic counseling. Experience in administration and assessment of psychological, academic, and career testing instruments. Substance abuse counseling experience preferred. Experience in providing presentations and workshops.

Understanding and appreciation for the developmental issues of both traditional and nontraditional college students. Sensitivity, creativity, and an understanding of people and their interactions. Ability to relate to the full range of students presenting on a college campus. Knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of mental health, career, and academic counseling and adherence to professional ethical standards.

Excellent computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to maintain case files. Ability and desire to give presentations for groups of students, faculty, and staff.

 
Knowledge

Understanding and appreciation for the developmental issues of both traditional and nontraditional college students. Sensitivity, creativity, and an understanding of people and their interactions. Ability to relate to the full range of students presenting on a college campus. Knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of mental health, career, and academic counseling and adherence to professional ethical standards. Excellent computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to maintain case files. Ability and desire to give presentations for groups of students, faculty, and staff.

 
Education

Requires a Master's degree in counseling or psychology or a closely related field from an approved program. Appropriate coursework and training in human development, psychological testing and assessment, psychopathology, theories, techniques, human development and career counseling. Must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Psychologist.

 
Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Passionate about continuing to develop their multicultural competencies and providing psychotherapeutic services to historically underserved and marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, etc.).Ability to assess and accurately diagnose mental health disorders and respond appropriately and in a timely manner to emergencies. Must be well organized and able to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments and student groups. Must possess strong student service orientation. Must have the ability to function effectively in a positive team environment within the organizational and administrative structure of the MSU Counseling Center. Must have abilities to maintain a consistent and dependable work schedule, travel to occasional meetings, classes and other sites, and to occasionally work evening hours and weekends. * Must be available some nights and weekends. Must periodically serve on a standby or on-call basis. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

 
AN EEO/ADAAA Compliance Employer

To apply, submit a state of Texas application, letter of application, resume and list of three references to the Human Resources Department at the address below

Midwestern State University
Human Resources Department
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone: 940-397-4221
Fax: 940-397-4780
E-mail: human.resources@msutexas.edu

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