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Embedded Counselor

University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 27, 2024

Job Details

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position renders professional counseling, developmental, and psychological services through the University Counseling Center and also provides counseling services for students in a specific program/unit. The incumbent utilizes a variety of counseling techniques and assessment instruments in order to provide mental health and psychological counseling to students and the university community, specifically within the assigned program/unit.

This is a permanent full-time 12 month counselor position. This position will be embedded at the UM School of Pharmacy to see students there and will also be housed at the University Counseling Center

Examples of Work Performed
  • Renders counseling, developmental, and psychological services in the execution of various University Counseling Center programs, including individual counseling sessions, consultation, and group treatment.
  • Serves on the Crisis Intervention team, dealing specifically with emotional or psychological issues.
  • Applies counseling theories and models to assess a client’s problem and formulating a plan of action.
  • Assists in implementing the recommended solution, and subsequently evaluating the solution.
  • Counsels individuals as to their prescribed objectives, intended to achieve emotional well-being which will aid in furthering their educational progress.
  • Selects, administers, scores, interprets, and evaluates the results of a certain, limited number of psychological assessment tools.
  • Consults with various university professional concerned about the well-being of a student.
  • Provides assistance to faculty and department heads by counseling with students concerning problem areas.
  • Provides interface with parents and community agencies in seeking psychological assistance.
  • Provides counseling supervision for students in training at the University Counseling Center.
  • Provides interface with Disability Services Center, the Career Center, Academic Advisement Center, and other University services to help students deal with emotional issues in a holistic way.
  • Provides interface with parents and community agencies in seeking psychological assistance.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Provides mental health and psychological counseling to students and the Unit/Program and the university community.
  2. Consults with students, parents, faculty members, staff members, and administrators regarding individuals of concern.
  3. Serves on the Crisis Intervention team, specifically dealing with emotional and psychological issues

Minimum Education/Experience

A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.


Two (2) years of experience, including practicum or internship, related to the above-described duties.


LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) must be licensed to practice in Mississippi
LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) must be licensed to practice in Mississippi

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi


Ole Miss II

Founded in 1848, The University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. The University of Mississippi embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the University community.

The university’s path to becoming the flagship university it is today has been marked by two decades of accelerated growth and prosperity. Student enrollment at UM has increased over 40 percent over the past seven years — illustrating the growing reputation and national draw of the university. We were the 10th-fastest growing university among public doctoral institutions over the period of 2005–2015. Over the past few years, the university has instituted dynamic new academic programs and greatly expanded its campuses with the completion of multiple major construction projects.  The 2018 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of Best (Undergraduate) Colleges and Universities ranked the University of Mississippi No. 73 in the Top Public National Universities category.  The rankings reflect 15 indicators of academic excellence, including faculty resources, financial resources, and undergraduate academic reputation.  In 2016, indicating a major milestone, the university was elevated to the Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity classification — placing it in the top 2.5 percent of colleges and universities nationwide. 

For ten consecutive years, The University of Mississippi has been voted by our staff as one of the great colleges to work for in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey, and has been widely recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in America by Newsweek, the Princeton Review and USA Today. Sometimes called the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” Oxford has been the home of William Faulkner, John Grisham, Willie Morris, Barry Hannah and many more outstanding writers. In recent years, it has become known for its award-winning chefs and restaurateurs. Oxford is often recommended by many publications as a bucket list place to visit.

We build leaders, serve our community and our neighbors, and compete to win. We are a literary mecca, a research center, a launchpad for careers across the professions, a home away from home, and so much more. We are Ole Miss.

Committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, the university offers competitive salaries and benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education and public service.

The University of Mississippi offers exciting opportunities for career development and continuous learning. Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and benefits just around the corner—no matter which department you’re a part of. It’s an exciting place to build a meaningful career at any level.

Our University, like all institutions, is only as strong as our people. Our faculty, staff, and students represent an exceptional group of people with a rich diversity of talents and backgrounds. There’s no better place to start a great career than in Oxford, Mississippi.

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