This is a professional position responsible for providing counseling services to students with personal, career and academic concerns. These services include the planning, development and presentation of workshops and presentations on various topics. Some evening and weekend work should be expected.
Counseling Services offers a variety of services to help currently enrolled students address challenges and difficulties they may face. Our services are designed to help students understand themselves better, create and maintain healthy relationships, improve their academic performance and make satisfying career and life choices. We are dedicated to helping our students by providing brief counseling from a wide spectrum of services. Those include individual and group counseling, outreach and consultation, training and supervision, teaching, psychological testing, and research. If more intensive or specialized care is needed, we will assist with making referrals to health care providers in the community.
Southern Polytechnic State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a residential university with over 6,200 students pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in many of the nation’s fastest growing technology fields. The university, located one mile west of 1-75’s Exit 263, is just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta. Southern Polytechnic is an EOE / ADA /AA Employer.
1. Provide individual and/or group counseling services and conducting intakes for all SPSU students.
2. Provide crisis intervention and after-hours, on-call emergency coverage on a rotating basis.
3. Lead group workshops pertaining to student needs such as depression, anxiety, grief, social skills for students with Autism-Asperger’s disorders, etc.
4. Prepare and conduct a broad range of outreach programs focused on the developmental needs of college students in areas such as personal growth, study skills, stress management, relationships and test anxiety to classes, student groups (i.e., clubs, organizations, RA’s, etc) and other groups. Completes the logistics necessary for an effective session.
5. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, other staff members, and the campus community Serve as a resource to faculty and staff on student psychological, developmental and other issues.
6. Maintain confidential student files and appropriate record keeping in accordance with ethical, legal and professional standards.
7. Assist in the selection and proper use of appropriate self-evaluation (including career) instruments.
8. Prepare appropriate printed materials to promote counseling services.
9. Assist with the review and update of counseling information on the Career and Counseling Center’s website.
Desirable Knowledge Skills and Abilities
1. The successful candidate will demonstrate professional passion, strong professional skills and work ethic, a record of teamwork, and the ability to juggle a variety of duties while maintaining excellence, perspective, and a sense of humor.
2. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines.
3. Proficiency in conducting presentations and public speaking and have the ability to develop and implement outreach, preventive and educational programs.
4. Ability to understand and follow appropriate ethical and best practice professional guidelines.
5. Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, administration, faculty, staff and the community.
6. Must be a self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented, and culturally diverse environment.
7. Strong skills in the application and interpretation of career and other assessment instruments.
8. Intermediate skills in MS Office programs (Word, Power Point, Excel, Internet use) and with electronic databases.
9. Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; a commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations (racial/ethnic, LGBT , ability, gender, SES , etc.).
10. Demonstrated skills in providing short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach interventions that address developmental and mental health concerns typical of college students.
A Master’s degree required in a mental health discipline: professional counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited university. Licensure as a Professional Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage or Family Therapist or Psychologist in the State of Georgia preferred. Must be licensed as a LAPC , LMSW , LAMFT , etc. and become fully licensed within two years of hire. Two years of professional counseling experience, preferably in a university environment and/or counseling center.
Special Instructions for Applicants
In addition to the required documents which must be uploaded, please note the following additional information:
Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
- A minimum of three professional references must ALSO be provided.
Southern Polytechnic State University - 10 months ago