Specialized Services Counselor

University of South Carolina,

Counseling & Psychiatry
Last Posted:

Thu, Jan 7th, '21


Open until filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Jan 7th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Specialized Services Counselor works under the direction of the Coordinator of Specialized Services, and in conjunction with case managers and the Behavioral Health Specialist to provide supportive interventions to students with Body Image/Eating Disorder issues, as well as students with specific targeted mental health and medical conditions which require coordinated care within the Patient-Centered medical home model. They will implement protocols and procedures to ensure quality clinical care for students with Body Image/Eating Disorder issues and assist in coordinating care for students with complex mental health and medical profiles. Collaborates with community providers to establish relationships and assist with referrals. Participates in all Eating Disorder Consultation Team meetings. Administrative duties to include monitoring of all eating disorder related referrals, management of the eating disorder treatment team agenda, and regular reports summarizing eating disorder treatment team data. They will also provide a broad range of counseling services to students, including evaluation and assessment, treatment planning, and treatment within the modalities of individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Provide crisis intervention and management, and consultation to families, faculty and staff. Practices and maintains clinical documentation according to Student Health, the Counseling & Psychiatry department, and professional legal and ethical standards. They will participate in and lead committees as needed. They will provide service, and ensure service provision in accordance with policies, procedures, and protocols of the unit and Student Health, as well as laws and ethics applicable to mental health services. They will also ensure adherence to credentialing, privileging and peer review processes.


The University of South Carolina recently opened The Center for Health and Well-Being, a 68,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art medical facility, which is AAAHC accredited and has Gold LEED distinction. Student Health Services provides care through a care-team model with other psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered dietitians and other allied health professionals.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.


Master’s degree in a related field and 2 years related experience.


Previous case management experience. Previous experience working with an Eating Disorder Consultation Team or other multidisciplinary treatment team.

$44,825 - $72,067 Please note, this range is based on an 11 month position.


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