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Code: 5409 PCLS: N3038 Pay Grade:  Exempt:  Yes ORP:  No EEO Code:  3
Title: Professional Counselor
Description: Provides mental health services to address the studentís psychological, social, emotional, and academic adjustment to the University and to enhance the studentís personal growth and development. Responsibilities include individual, group, and couples counseling, intake and assessment, crisis and emergency intervention, career counseling, psychological/educational/career testing and assessment, and academic counseling. Develops and implements creative outreach programs, experiential workshops and presentations. Serves as a consultant and educator for students, faculty and staff. Participates in activities of the Division of Student Affairs and reports to the Director of the Counseling Center.
Examples: Provides individual/group/couples counseling for students experiencing a broad range of developmental and relational issues as well as major psychological issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, and severe psychopathology. Administers psychological tests and provides assessment. Provides intake and crisis/emergency services. Participates in on-call rotation to provide services as needed. Provides career counseling which includes career development services and administration of interest/personality inventories. Provides academic counseling which includes a comprehensive educational, counseling and support program for students experiencing scholastic difficulties. Plans, develops and provides workshops, outreach events, and classroom presentations on topics such as psychological issues, substance abuse, healthy body image, time management, study skills, motivation, and other topics related to student concerns, development and retention. Actively participates in professional organizations related to the counseling field.
Physical Condition: Ability to operate a personal computer, ability to sit for extended periods of time, ability to move across campus.
Experience: Requires two or more years of professional level experience in counseling with a university or comparable clinical population as well as experience in providing personal, career, and academic counseling. Experience in administration and assessment of psychological, academic, and career testing instruments. Substance abuse counseling experience preferred. Experience in providing presentations and workshops.
Knowledge: Understanding and appreciation for the developmental issues of both traditional and nontraditional college students. Sensitivity, creativity, and an understanding of people and their interactions. Ability to relate to the full range of students presenting on a college campus. Knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of mental health, career, and academic counseling and adherence to professional ethical standards. Excellent computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to maintain case files. Ability and desire to give presentations for groups of students, faculty, and staff.
Education: Requires a Masterís degree in counseling or psychology or a closely related field from an approved program. Appropriate coursework and training in human development, psychological testing and assessment, psychopathology, theories, techniques, human development and career counseling.
Additional Requirements: *Must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Psychologist. Ability to assess and accurately diagnose mental health disorders and respond appropriately and in a timely manner to emergency situations. Must be well organized and able to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments and student groups. Must possess strong student service orientation. Must have the ability to function effectively in a positive team environment within the organizational and administrative structure of the MSU Counseling Center. Must have the ability to maintain a consistent and dependable work schedule, travel to occasional meetings, classes and other sites; and to occasionally work evening hours and weekends. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.

Last updated 2012-03-21