Mental Health Counselor
Performs supervised individual and group counseling, supervision, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach. Provides psychological assessments, intakes and appropriate referrals. May perform other related tasks that are a part of the units operation, including developing and delivering communications or presentations. Complete required clinical documentation. Consult with supervisors and staff. Act as a campus resource on psychology and represent services to University community. At more senior levels, may coordinate clinical services and/or provide clinical supervision to other counselors and/or psychologists.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Performs psychological/psycho-educational assessments. Maintains appropriate case documentation, supervision and evaluation records. Contribute to clinical training of student-therapists, and serve the department, division, and university through consultation and participation on committees that are assigned. Develops and maintains on and off campus community collaborations Participates in outreach/consultation services to the campus community. Performs other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Director of Center for Counseling and Well-Being.
Scope & Impact: This senior-level position provides oversight for a group of employees working in a particular work area/project or serves as the senior-most expert responsible for performing tasks or advising within a particular work area. In a team lead capacity, this position does not have full formal supervisory authority for staff assigned; however, in order to complete assignments, the team leader must be able to schedule and control the daily working arrangements for that group of employees. The results of actions and decisions may have a significant impact on substantial segments of University operations.
Communication & Interaction : Interacts with key stakeholders across various levels of University and outside public while handling difficult and complex situations with tact and diplomacy. Interprets instructions and policies and communicates guidelines for project and service delivery.
Effective Knowledge: Applies functional area expertise to solve unusual problems or resolve challenges for which no precedent exists. Demonstrates skill at coordinating and organizing resources to achieve operational outcomes for a work unit.
Problem Solving & Judgement : Identifies and resolves issues while using judgment to escalate where appropriate. Anticipates potential problems and recommends solutions. Reviews work quality and makes suggestions for improvement while coaching employees to improve performance. Provides input to management during interviews and selection, work assignment and review, performance appraisals, and other personnel actions. Supports staff orientation and training.
Budget Authority: Provides input into budget development and may be responsible for monitoring/adhering to budget. May have limited signature authority for purchases or payroll within a work area. May be required to approve timesheets.
Policy & Procedure Authority: Primarily responsible for monitoring performance and policy compliance. May make recommendations regarding process and procedure change.
Reporting Relationships : Generally reports to a manager or higher. In very large departments, may report to an Assistant Director or faculty chair.
Supervisory & Team Leadership Responsibilities : The primary duty of this role is the planning and scheduling of work and coordination of service delivery. This role oversees individual contributors and support staff and may lead a team to deliver a particular service. Does not typically oversee professionals or other team leaders. While team leaders determine the distribution of work of other employees and may provide input, they do not make decisions regarding staff hiring/transfer, performance evaluations, promotions, compensation adjustments, reclassifications, or discipline. In some cases, Level 3 contributors may not have supervisory responsibility, but may have a high degree of autonomy and expertise related to a specific function or activity.
Requires a Master's degree in clinical mental health field plus 3+ years of relevant experience in the chosen field that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Licensed, or eligible for licensure in the State of Oklahoma. In-depth knowledge of principles and practices of mental health counseling of young adults. Requires coursework in psychopathology of adults and DSM diagnostic skills. Experiences in counseling clients in crisis (danger to self and/or others). Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.
In-depth knowledge of principles and practices of mental health counseling of young adults. Training in evidence-based practices for treating psychopathology of adults. Experience conducting assessments and utilizing DSM to determine diagnosis and course of treatment. Experience counseling clients in crisis (danger to self and/or others). Experience in a college counseling center or community mental health setting. Experience with Titanium electronic medical record and scheduling system. Experience conducting therapeutic groups doing anger management and drug and alcohol assessment and treatment.
Will this employee supervise others?
Position may supervise interns and graduate student workers.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.