Personal Support Counselor (Georgia)
At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Personal Support Counselor (Georgia) position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.
Job Title: Personal Support Counselor
Department: Student Affairs
Location: Suwanee, GA
The GA Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA Personal Support Counselor serves as a member of the Student Affairs department and provides intervention services that support the psychological and emotional well-being of PCOM students. Services include providing individual short term counseling intervention, referrals for longer term therapy, wellness/life-skills workshops, group counseling facilitation, crisis consultation and crisis intervention/ management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Provide short term individual and group counseling.
• Collaborate with other PCOM support services (i.e. off campus Student Assistance Programs).
• Collaborate with Student Affairs staff across all PCOM campuses to provide institution-wide initiatives and support.
• Provide support and guidance during campus crisis(s).
• Possess a record of successful experience working as a counselor in a college counseling center, preferably with both graduate and undergraduate students, providing the services above.
• Assist in the creation of and provision of training for faculty, staff, and student audiences.
• Help disseminate metal health and suicide prevention information with a strong focus on self-care strategies and techniques.
• Demonstrate the ability to design and implement innovative personal support programs.
• Possess an understanding of the psychological challenges inherent to being enrolled in highly competitive graduate and professional degree programs.
• Have a record of experience in delivering both individual and group counseling models.
• Assist with Student Affairs events/programs
• Create/Develop and maintain social media presence for Georgia campus • 10 to 15% Travel
• Master’s degree in counseling or a related field ( required )
• Georgia licensed mental health provider ( required )
• PhD or PsyD in counseling, psychology or related field (preferred)
• Three years counseling ( required ); Five years’ experience working in college counseling (preferred)
• Experience working with medical students and professional students (preferred)
• Counseling experience in higher education and/or with medical and/or professional students. • 2 - 3 years strong social media/content creation experience (preferred)
• Excellent communication skills- able to speak effectively to large groups.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Ability to interact effectively both in small groups and one-on-one.
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable.
• Able to work in a high-stress environment.
• Good sense of humor
Salary Range: $50,000 - $65,000
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.