Counselor/Referral Coordinator

University of Maryland Baltimore County,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Jun 1st, '20


June 22,2020

Start Date:

August 24,2020

Last Updated:

Tue, Jun 2nd, '20

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  • Full Time

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Counseling Center is seeking a Counselor/Referral Coordinator to join a talented multidisciplinary Counseling Center and Health Center team committed to inclusion, respect, responsiveness, innovation, and quality. This 12-month, full time continuing position provides services designed to minimize the impact of mental illness or emotional distress on the academic and personal pursuits of students through coordination of referrals to outside providers and community resources (including social and economic resources) and other duties such crisis services, time-limited therapy, group therapy and outreach. This position will report to the Counseling Center Associate Director and work closely with staff from across Student Affairs and the campus. In addition, the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.

Counseling Center

 The Counseling Center is in the process integrating and collocating with University Health Services and will be moving to a new building in the Summer of 2021.  The Counseling Center is an accredited training site through the American Psychological Association (APA) and has also served as a social work internship site. The Counseling Center and University Health Services are in the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs facilitates learning and prepares students for success in our multi-cultural and increasingly global society and work force.  The Division, Health, Health Services and the Counseling Center value diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and we are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect for our staff and students.



UMBC Description

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. UMBC is in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.  UMBC’s diverse student body enrolls almost 35% ethnic and racial minorities each year as well as 4,000 on campus residents. For more information about the diversity of our population and our commitment to inclusive excellence please visit



Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a masters or doctoral degree in social work, clinical psychology, counseling psychology or counseling.

Must be an LCSW-C, LCPC or Licensed Psychologist or Maryland license eligible.

Employment with the University of Maryland is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.  


Preferred qualities of the candidate include:

(1) Experience in referrals coordination.

(2) Knowledge of and/or experience with a wide variety of mental health services such as in-

      patient care and the private practice community.

(3)  Knowledge of and/or experience with public and private health insurances.

(4) Experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment, brief intervention,

      confidentiality requirements, and referral.

(5) Administrative and computer application skills required to effectively use and maintain a

      case management and tracking system,

(6) Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical

      situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team,

(7) Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while

      maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships,

(8) Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues,

(9) Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse

       individuals and groups,

(10) Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals,

(11) Excellent oral and written communication skills


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is full-time and includes full University benefits package. 

 For best consideration, submit letter of interest, resume or vita, official graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and contact information for three professional references by June 22, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled) to: