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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.
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
Collects and records statistical data regarding clinical severity
indicators, client feedback regarding outcome and alliance within
sessions, and designated measures for annual assessment
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
Completes administrative tasks as assigned by the Director and/or
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
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
: 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 at least 3-5 years of
experience in a related field.
Licensed or license eligible for independent practice as a mental
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
Ability to work collaboratively with various units and
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
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open
To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Counselor_R001224
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.