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Under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Counseling Center, the Counselor provides direct counseling services, including urgent care, and case management responsibilities to Furman University students, consultation to university faculty, staff, and students, and participation in the Center's after-hours on-call rotation. This is a 12-month position.
Provides short-term, direct counseling services to Furman University students through individual, group, and consultation sessions using the stepped care model.
Provides clinical services that manage urgent, same-day, and crisis-situations at the Center.
Provides case management and referral support to students. Communicates about cases with Counseling Center team, outside providers, and campus and other community partners.
Maintains client records (including intake summary of initial evaluation, progress notes, medical records, assessment screenings, and treatment summary sheets) in accordance with Counseling Center protocol and appropriate professional standards.
Offers consultation to University faculty, staff, and students regarding questions and concerns pertaining to mental health.
Participates in Counseling Center after-hours and weekend on-call rotation for mental health consultation or crisis interventions.
Collects and records statistical data regarding clinical severity indicators, client feedback regarding outcome and alliance within sessions, and designated measures for annual assessment targets.
Assists in developing and providing education/outreach programs related to mental health and personal development.
Serves on University committees and collaborates effectively with various campus constituencies while maintaining client confidentiality.
Completes administrative tasks as assigned by the Director and/or Associate Director.
Maintains and adheres to the code of ethics and legal requirements for professional licensure in South Carolina including continuing education and professional development required within their area of practice.
Completes performance review process with supervisor/employees to understand job performance expectations, and how they fit into the department, and University goals.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Counseling Center. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.
Daily contact with members of own work unit and immediate supervisor to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information and suggestions related to mutual goals.
Daily contact with students, faculty, staff and parents to influence, motivate or persuade parties to obtain desired results. Issues often involve disagreements or controversial matters.
Occasional contacts with other professionals to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information and suggestions related to mutual goals.
Reports To: Director of the Counseling Center
Work is performed independently and employee assumes direct accountability for work and independently resolves all associated problems except where final approval is required.
Minimum of master's degree in mental health counseling, clinical social work or psychology required with minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a related field.
Licensed or license eligible for independent practice as a mental health professional.
Please submit the following:
- Recent resume
- 3 references (phone, email, and addresses)
- Brief statement on counseling approach and diversity work.
Experience in direct mental health service required.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Commitment to issues of diversity that is inclusive of multiple forms of difference.
Substantial experience working with diverse populations, broadly defined.
Ability to work collaboratively with various units and committees.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Conflict resolution and mediation skills.
Problem-solving, multi-tasking and leadership skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks, meet realistic deadlines and operate within specific budget restraints.
Work is performed under usual office conditions. Availability for consultation or crisis intervention may occur after hours or on weekends.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Counselor_R001023
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.