Professional Counselor II – BIPOC Specialist

Texas A&M University-Commerce,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Mar 4th, '21

Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed as received

Start Date:

TBD

Last Updated:

Thu, Mar 4th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

SUMMARY:

The Professional Counselor II – Black/African American, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Specialist provides counseling services to assist students in maximizing their potential for personal and academic success.  Exhibit a commitment to a developmental model by initiating and implementing interventions that promote a healthy campus environment and meet the mental health needs of the University community.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads the department’s initiatives to provide services to our Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial, and other students of color, international students, DACA, and/or LGBTQIA+ students. • Provides individual, group, and couples counseling including intakes, screenings, and psychological assessments. • Engages in client staffing, case management, consultation and referral. • Provides crisis intervention and consults with the director as needed. • Engages in program development, educational outreach, and evaluation. • Provides supervision and training for interns, practicum students, and LPC-Associates. • Utilizes Electronic Medical Records System to maintain client records in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA regulations. • Works collaboratively with internal and external colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health team. • Engages in professional development to maintain licensure. • Provides service to the University through involvement in committees. • Coordinates implementation of culturally sensitive programs. • Monitors evaluation of multicultural services for effectiveness. • Expands marketing strategies to reach the diverse and underserved student population. • Conducts training with Counseling Center staff (e.g. multicultural competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues with regard to mental health). Collaborates with campus partners regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion education and training with a mental health focus. • Other duties as assigned by Center Director.
  • Leads the department’s initiatives to provide services to our Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial, and other students of color, international students, DACA,  and/or LGBTQIA+ students. 
  • Provides individual, group, and couples counseling including intakes, screenings, and psychological assessments.
  • Engages in client staffing, case management, consultation and referral.
  • Provides crisis intervention and consults with the director as needed.
  • Engages in program development, educational outreach, and evaluation. 
  • Provides supervision and training for interns, practicum students, and LPC-Associates.
  • Utilizes Electronic Medical Records System to maintain client records in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA regulations.
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health team.
  • Engages in professional development to maintain licensure.
  • Provides service to the University through involvement in committees.
  • Coordinates implementation of culturally sensitive programs.
  • Monitors evaluation of multicultural services for effectiveness.
  • Expands marketing strategies to reach the diverse and underserved student population.
  • Conducts training with Counseling Center staff (e.g. multicultural competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues with regard to mental health). Collaborates with campus partners regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion education and training with a mental health focus.
  • Other duties as assigned by Center Director

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

 Graduate assistants, interns and practicum students, LPC-Associates. 




This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned. Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus all employees are expected to facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  The University has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


ABOUT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

Since 1889 Texas A&M University-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. A&M-Commerce is located in Commerce, Texas, with additional locations in downtown Dallas, Corsicana, Mesquite, McKinney, Midlothian and Rockwall, as well as a strong online presence, providing students with numerous degree options. We are the second largest university in the prestigious Texas A&M University System, and we remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

The university first opened its doors as East Texas Normal College in Cooper, Texas, but when the site was destroyed by fire in 1894, the university moved to its present day location. When the state of Texas purchased the campus in 1917, the name changed to East Texas State Normal College. Then in 1923, the school was renamed East Texas State Teachers College. Graduate education entered the curriculum in 1935, so in 1957 the state legislature, recognizing that the university had broadened from teacher education alone, changed the name again to East Texas State College. Following the inauguration of the first doctoral program in 1962, the name changed once more to East Texas State University in 1965. The name changed to Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1996, when the university joined the Texas A&M system.

The vibrant campus includes a state-of-the-art planetarium housed in the McFarland Science Building, the three-tier Morris Recreation Center, the newly expanded Rayburn Student Center, an alumni center and first-class music building. On-campus housing options continue to expand with the construction of new residence halls and the university maintains a commitment to fostering a culture of living and learning opportunities on and beyond campus.

A&M-COMMERCE FACTS

  • Established in 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce is the fifth oldest state university.
  • A&M-Commerce is the second largest university in The Texas A&M University System.
  • Through state-of-the-art telecommunications and Internet-based instruction, the university meets the undergraduate, graduate and professional needs of the citizens of Northeast Texas and beyond.
  • The university offers 144 total areas of study at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels.
  • In an environment well-suited to study and inclusion, A&M-Commerce is a place where students enjoy productive relationships with professors, become leaders on campus, and are actively involved in campus life with a choice of over 120 clubs and organizations.
  • The Honors College provides a tuition-free college experience for the best and brightest. Fifty qualifying students are chosen each year to receive Honors College scholarships.
  • The Regents’ Scholars Program provides a unique academic experience focused on leadership development and international study as part of a four-year scholarship assisting with tuition, fees and housing. Thirty new students are admitted to the program each year.
  • A&M-Commerce is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) committed to upholding the mission of the university to diversify the student population through recruiting, retaining, and supporting all students in their common endeavor toward degree completion.  As of fall 2014, the undergraduate Hispanic student population on campus reached approximately 16%. 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology.  
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field. 
  • Knowledge / Skills: Evidence of training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in working with Multiracial/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+  college students towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success.  Requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model. Strong work ethic and sense of collegiality. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Creates and delivers educational outreach programs on multicultural topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to mental health. Develops a multicultural component to the Counseling Center services.
  • Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely.  
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Licensed as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed masters social worker (LMSW), licensed professional counselor (LPC or LPC-Associate) in the State of Texas or able to obtain within 6 months of employment. or eligible for licensure in Texas with requirement to obtain licensure within first six months. 
  • Physical Requirements:  Ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs. Ability to stand for extended periods of time for outreach events. 
  • Other Requirements: Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Doctorate in counseling, psychology, or social work. 
  • Ten or more years’ experience in counseling or related field. 
  • Experience in a college counseling center or other relevant university setting. 
  • Bi-lingual (preferably Spanish speaking). 
  • LPC-Supervisor or ability to get LPC-S within 6 months of hire date.
  • Recent training or certification in Advance Trauma-Informal Care.
  • Reside within 45 minutes of Texas A&M Commerce-University campus.
 
APPLICATION MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF.  The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file. 

This one combined PDF must include:


All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. 

 
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