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Counselor - full time with benefits

Georgia College
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Counselor - Full time - Benefitted

Thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College. 

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. 

Job Summary

Counseling Services provides short-term professional counseling and psychiatric services to GC students to promote student success and academic retention.


Counseling Provide individual, group and/or couples counseling to students to address personal, academic and career concerns, engage in crisis intervention to address mental health emergencies, and maintain appropriate documentation.

Outreach Develops and leads structured groups, workshops, presentations, and other prevention and psychoeducational outreach programming. Assesses needs and concerns of the student population that could be addressed appropriately through groups, workshops, and presentations. Utilizes professional literature and clinical experience to plan groups, workshops, and presentations. Helps to promote outreach opportunities, and screen potential participants as appropriate to the situation. Conducts group counseling and psychoeducational activities in accordance with accepted professional standards. Evaluates effectiveness of achieving group goals and adapts future planning as appropriate to address results of evaluations.

Liaison Consults with faculty, staff and other off campus constituents (e.g., parents, mental health professionals, physicians, etc.) about the developmental and mental health needs of students. Develops and updates knowledge of professional policies associated with the consultation process. Maintains current knowledge of local resources, and avenues to seek assistance in understanding other resources that could benefit students. Consults as requested and appropriate to help others understand and take advantage of resources to assist students.

Work individually and on committees with faculty or staff, and external agencies for the benefit of students and the institution. Determines the most appropriate and needed areas of focus to benefit students and the institution, and seeks opportunities to become involved in those areas.

Other Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Master's Degree in Mental Health Discipline

Other Required Qualifications
Licensure in a mental health discipline in Georgia, or ability to obtain licensure within three months of hire (associate licensure acceptable).
Familiarity with electronic medical records and scheduling systems, preferably Titanium Schedule; Familiarity with Career Assessment instruments, preferably the Strong Interest and Skill Survey, Campbell interest and Skill Survey, and Myers Briggs.
Ability to respond to mental health emergencies outside of normal office hours.

Required Experience
At least one year of experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Licensure as a psychologist in Georgia, or ability to obtain licensure within one month of hire

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Doctorate in Mental Health Discipline

Preferred Experience
Three or more years of experience in college counseling setting

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position may be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel

Background Check
  • Position of Trust
  • Driving/Motor Vehicle History
  • Education


  • This position will be subject to pre-employment drug screening and follow-up random drug screenings may occur during the employment period.
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