Classification Details


Code
5420
PCLS
N3024
Pay Grade
123
Exempt
Yes
ORP
No
EEO Code
3
Title
Counselor/Psychologist
Description
The Counselor/Psychologist provides mental health services to address the student's psychological, social, emotional, and academic adjustment to the University and to enhance the student's 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. Provides psychological testing, assessment, and reports as licensed. Participates in on-call rotation. Actively participates in professional organizations related to the counseling field. Provides supervision of licensed professional counselor interns if the licensed professional counselor supervisor license is held. 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. Alternates with other staff to provide on-call service. 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. Assists with student transition and success programming initiatives for entering undergraduates during summers.
Physical Condition
Ability to operate a personal computer, ability to sit for extended periods of time, ability to move across campus.
Experience
Must have a minimum of two years 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. 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
Minimum qualification is a Master's degree in counseling or psychology or a closely related field from an approved program. Ph.D. and licensure as a psychologist preferred. Must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Psychologist. Appropriate coursework and training in human development, psychological testing and assessment, psychopathology, theories, techniques, human development and career counseling.
Additional Requirements
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. Must have the sensitivity and skill to work with a diverse and multicultural student and employee population *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 04-30-2018