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Counselor

Employer
Prince George's Community College
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 8, 2022

Job Details

Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Position Title

Counselor

Position Type

Staff

Department

Wellness Center

FLSA

Exempt

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Grade

15

Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$71,897 - $102,804 / annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary

Regular

Job Description Summary

Provide psychological services to students including brief individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to psychiatric and /or medical resources as needed; assist in developing and implementing outreach programming; serve as consultant and educator to students, faculty, and staff. The ability to work comfortably both individually and cooperatively as a team member in providing effective programs. Counseling services places a high value on serving a diverse population of students, therefore, provides a variety of services to help students with psychological, educational, social, and developmental concerns. Supervise the development and implementation of outreach programming. Supervise graduate level interns.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required
  • Bachelor’s degree required in counseling, psychology, social work, higher education, student services or related field.
  • Two years required full-time experience as a counselor, preferably in a community college counseling center.
  • Two years required full-time management experience in counseling or a related mental health field
  • Maryland license in respective mental health field required.
  • Relevant professional certifications held. Examples: NCE, CEAP, CAC, MFT, Counselor Education/Supervision, Certified Mental Health Counselor.

Preferred
  • Doctorate or Master’s degree preferred in counseling, psychology, social work, higher education, student services or related field
  • Five years preferred full-time management experience in counseling or a related mental health field
  • Five years preferred full-time experience as a counselor, preferably in a community college counseling center.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in employing varied therapeutic modalities and techniques appropriate for different presenting clinical needs.
  • Evidence of currency in professional discipline through continuing education, professional development, and/or scholarly activity.
  • Ability to facilitate campus wide and community-based presentations.
  • Proven ability to conduct psychometric testing.
  • Relevant educational preparation to manage diverse presenting clinical cases.
  • Relevance of psychotherapeutic experience to anticipated college population in counseling, psychology, and other mental health disciplines.
  • Relevance of non-clinical professional experience to anticipate outreach for clinical programming. Examples: Group development, writing grants and, working with grant-funded programs, etc.
  • Ability to assess learning disabilities. Examples: ADD and ADHD .
  • Ability to facilitate specialized therapeutic groups. Examples: Substance Abuse, Anger Management and Sexual Assault.
  • Proven ability to be a team player, and contribute positively to a diverse, multi-ethnic, multicultural student population and campus environment.
  • Knowledge of learning-centeredness and the role of a counselor at a learning-centered college.
  • Ability to perform detailed work independently, as well as, in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations
  • Ability to respond to on call emergency situations on campus during work hours.
Criteria

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Review case records for interns/trainees.
  • Conduct initial contact and initial evaluation of clients, including determining appropriate disposition and referral.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans when appropriate.
  • Develop and implement programs which target pertinent and relevant topics congruent with our college population.
  • Provide mental health counseling using individual and group modalities.
  • Interface with academic departments, other college offices, and student groups to assess program needs and develop appropriate responses.
  • Collaborate with other staff to optimize clinical services.
  • Assist in the student judicial hearing process.
  • Provide mental health counseling services in selected emergencies/crisis intervention situations.
  • Maintain standards of counseling or standards of other mental health disciplines.
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate workshops.
  • Develop and improve job knowledge, skills and professional status.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with a diverse population.
  • Remain current on student development and counseling issues through professional development activities.
  • Facilitate workshops and programs campus wide and in the community on various mental health topics.
  • Document and maintain records in accordance with state requirements and professional discipline standards. Documentation must be accurate, complete, appropriate, timely, and legible.
  • Prepare required monthly and summary reports.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with mental health service providers and community resources.
  • Create, develop, and evaluate new clinical initiatives.
  • Maintain current state licensure for professional counselors, social workers, or other mental health fields.
  • Maintain current liability insurance for employment status.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of staff development programs related to mental health counseling issues.
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of master’s and doctoral level interns/trainees and recommend necessary action.
  • Develop intern/trainee competencies.
  • Maintain strategic objectives established by departmental unit and college mission.
  • Maintain and update current information on department’s website.
  • Provide counseling and guidance services to students using judgment consistent with the American counseling association or other professional credentialing organization.
  • Comply with published college policies and procedures and with the professional duties as outlined in faculty guidelines.
  • Provide consultation to administrators, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to mental health issues.
  • Participate in appropriate student services division and college wide committees and meetings.
  • Compile and publish regular counseling services newsletters.
  • Collaborate with outside agencies regarding clients/students and remain current in field through a variety of professional development activities, laws, regulations, and initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Degree from an accredited CACREP institution.
  • Maryland State licensure must accompany application for counseling positions.
  • State of Maryland Licensing Board requirements for approved counseling supervisors.
  • Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage.
  • Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?

Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?

No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

PGCC184711/12

Open Date

03/31/2023

Close Date

07/31/2023

Open Until Filled

No

Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

On August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s vaccine mandate expired for students, faculty, and staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.


The COVID -19 vaccine mandate will remain in effect for areas that operate under a designated governing body, including allied health, athletics, and first responders.




Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

Applications submitted by July 29, 2022, will receive full consideration.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, higher education, student services or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a current license or eligibility for license to practice in Maryland, if required for discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two years of full-time experience as a counselor, preferably in a community college counseling center?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have at least two years full-time management experience in counseling or a related mental health field?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess the current certificates (see minimum qualifications)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  8. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Other


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