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Coppin State University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

Job Summary:
The Counselor will assist the Executive Director of Counseling and Student Accessibility by providing confidential, evidence-based mental health counseling, consultation, and crisis intervention services that promote the well-being to students experiencing personal, social, and emotional difficulties that may impede functioning and academic progress. Services will be provided both in-person and virtually. This position will work closely with team members from our medical and health promotion colleagues, Eagle Achievement Center, Residential Life, and others within Student Affairs, along with faculty, and staff from across the campus.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct clinical services including individual and group counseling
  • Conduct assessments of at-risk clients, consult on medical leave protocol, initiate emergency evaluation process, and make appropriate referrals if necessary
  • Develop and support collaboration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, the Dean of Students Office, Health Services, Eagle Achievement Center, Residential Life, Public Safety, Athletics, faculty, and other constituents as needed
  • Communicate with the campus community as necessary to inform of issues and trends relevant to the development and success of students around mental health concerns
  • Facilitate trainings for key constituencies to include Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors, Student Athletes, etc.
  • Actively participate in various professional activities and pursuits to remain current in the field and maintain requirements for certification/licensure
  • Respond to campus emergencies as needed in a rotating on-call capacity; fulfill duties as prescribed in the Student Death Protocol
  • Maintain client records in a manner consistent with best practices for clinical counseling, and generate reports about students served
  • Serve on committees as deemed appropriate by the Director of Counseling
Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree is required in Counseling or Psychology, Social work, or a related field is required
  • Doctorate preferred.
  • Licensed or licensed eligible in Maryland at the time of hire. Eligibility of licensure must be completed within six months of start.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; exceptional organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships and build consensus and support.
  • Sensitivity to issues related to socioeconomic class, gender identity and expression, sexuality, race and ethnicity, privilege and power relationships, and transitions to adulthood.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required for programming elements of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of best practices in the departmental field.
  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
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Special Instructions to Applicant

COVID -19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all University employees. Medical and religious exemption request are accepted and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please submit any/all documents related to this matter to .

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