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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that
serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students
each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a
community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We
promote student success and community development by providing
affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes,
to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate
applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit
and retain a workforce that:
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable
access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to
facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure
the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of
historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through
continual strategic community engagement and professional
development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the
college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and
climate for equitable outcomes.
ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and
low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent
professors who help students achieve their educational goals and
are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic
backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty
Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value
collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and
teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Faculty, Clinical Counselor
Job Description Summary:
Under the direction of the Dean of Counseling, the clinical
counselor will provide multiculturally competent individual and
group counseling to a diverse student population.
Description of Duties & Tasks
Knowledge & Skills
- Manages assigned counseling caseload that will include
referrals from multiple internal and external partners, i.e., CARES
behavioral intervention teams, Title IX officer, ACC community
partners, Amplify Clinic, etc. The Clinical Counselor will oversee
coordination of care that addresses the full-range of counseling
needs of the student population and and the executive dean of
district clinical services; that may will frequently require crisis
intervention or stabilization in high-stress situations involving
immediate risk to the mental and physical health of students. and
that addresses the full-range of counseling needs of the student
population. The Clinical Counselor will be part of a district
clinical counseling team that develops and implements outreach
prevention programs for enrolled Austin Community College (ACC)
students on topics pertaining to critical issues in college mental
health to support institutional efforts focusing on persistence,
retention and student engagement.
- Maintains current, accurate, and timely clinical documentation
in accordance with state and federal law, professional ethics, and
district counseling services protocols.
- Provides short-term, individual, and group counseling via
scheduled in-person or virtual appointments and walk-in coverage to
students seeking assistance related to personal concerns.
- Conducts mental health assessments and screenings such as
suicide risk, drug and alcohol, threat and risk assessment, etc.,
utilizing evidence-based practices.
- Exercises clinical judgement in assessing Level 1 URGENT
student referrals situations and making appropriate recommendations
regarding intake, referrals, triage, and interventions.
- Provides support in managing campus crisis situations by
coordinating with ACC mental health officers, administrators,
faculty, and staff to provide appropriate intervention and
- Provides professional consultation to faculty, staff,
administrators, and students related to student mental health
- Assists and helps coordinate referral of clients to clinical /
psychiatric resources between Austin Community College (ACC) and
college or external community service providers and partners.
- Reviews client record to determine progress, effectiveness, and
appropriateness of intervention strategies and treatment goals;
assisting and or coordinating referral of clients to clinical /
psychiatric resources addressing obstacles to delivery of
- Provides psychoeducational workshops, training, outreach,
interactive seminars, videos, and classroom presentations including
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), CARES, and or de-escalation
management regarding students in distress situations to faculty and
staff across the district.
- Assumes responsibility, accountability, and leadership of
programs including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) as assigned and
- Attends and participates in regional and departmental meetings,
case consultations, and staff development programs as
- Participates in continuing education and professional
development activities related to the performance of job functions
and the maintenance of skills in professional counseling, including
provision of professional presentations at local, state, and
- Assists in planning, implementation, and evaluation of
compliance programming activities, including but not limited to,
those in support of Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA),
Title IX Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), Campus
Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE) | Clery Act, Suicide
Prevention, and Domestic/Dating/Sexual Violence programming.
- Supports student college persistence through wellness
activities and partnerships on campus and virtually.
- Assists with on-site clinical training and development
opportunities including on-site supervision for graduate level
practicum and/or internship students.
- Knowledge of and adherence to applicable professional ethics
and board rules, federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes,
ordinances, legislative changes, and procedures relevant to
assigned programs, projects, and counseling operations, including
delivery of services in a tele-mental health setting..
- Knowledge of current counseling practices, theories, and
research in college student services.
- Knowledge, understanding, and the ability to manage counseling
services and wellness programs to include prevention, intervention,
counseling, and referral services pertaining to distresses such as
depression, substance abuse, anxiety, crisis management, and other
- Able to provide guidance and direction for counseling
professionals' administering of appropriate assessment tools.
- Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws,
regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned
programs, projects, and operations with particular emphasis on Drug
Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), Title IX, the Violence
Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), Campus Sexual Violence
Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), and the Clery Act.
- Effectively represent the district in contacts with
governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses,
professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative
organizations; establishing community partnerships to work
collaboratively on providing support and resources to the college
- Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission
and how counseling services support student persistence, retention,
- Knowledge of effective leadership and ethics techniques,
principles, and practices including Servant-Leadership
- Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work effectively and
collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team (e.g., regional
CARES behavioral intervention teams).
In accordance with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accrediting requirements,
Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, or related behavioral
sciences field from an accredited institution.
Preferred Work Experience
- Licensed in the State of Texas for: Licensed Professional
Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Professional Counselor
(LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor (LMFT-S),
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Master
Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or
Licensed Psychologist (LP).
- Must maintain licensure for continued employment.
- Must maintain own individual professional liability
- Must have BC-TMH certification or obtain within first six
months of employment.
- Must have or obtain Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
- Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation needed
for local Austin area travel.
- More than three years clinical counseling work experience in
- Two years experience with prevention programming and outreach
networking relevant to the college population is preferred.
- Work is performed in a standard office or similar
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching,
kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
- Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.
- Work location will be a regional assignment; outreach services
is subject to districtwide travel.
- Evenings, weekends, and extended work days may be
- Must be able to perform duties at any assigned college campus,
work remotely, and in a virtual environment.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working
conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to
prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
- Hybrid work schedule may be offered after probationary period,
if new employee.
- Tele-Mental Health Certification may be paid for by
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainer/Facilitator
Certification may be paid for by institution.
1. Upload the following documents to your application:
- Unofficial/copy of transcripts
- Updated Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) or Résumé
- Cover letter - explaining interest in the position
2. Request official electronic transcripts to be sent directly from
the institution to email@example.com
. If official
electronic transcripts are not an option, a hard copy can be mailed
to the following address:
ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.M. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
Photocopies of transcripts or transcripts stamped "issued to
student" are not accepted .
$73,772 - $101,008 (12 Month Contract Base Salary)
Number of Openings:
Job Posting Close Date:
December 12, 2022 Clery Act
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are
required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne
Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act
(Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If
this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery
Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended
to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities
required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with
business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or
delete portions of this job description at any time, with or
without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties
as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable
accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the
If you are a current Austin Community College
employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday