Counselor III

Texas A&M University - San Antonio,

The Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 1st, '21

Deadline:

Until Position is Filled

Start Date:

TBD

Last Updated:

Wed, Apr 14th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
  • |
  • Full Time

  • Under general supervision, this position provides professional psychological counseling (individual, group, and couples therapy), case management, assessment, and crisis intervention services to currently enrolled Texas A&M San Antonio students. Provides care for individuals presenting with abuse and violence concerns in addition to individuals presenting with concerns related to equality and inclusion (e.g., predominately Hispanic serving institution, 18% military population, LGBTQ+ population).
  • This individual will serve in one of the following Coordinator roles for the Student Counseling Center: Group Therapy Coordinator, Educational Programming and Outreach Coordinator, or Graduate Training Coordinator. This role includes oversight of the assigned program, maintaining communication with key constituencies, and updating clinic policies and procedures (as needed), as well as other duties assigned.
  • This individual will serve as the liaison to one of the following areas: Diversity and Inclusion, Healthy Relationships/Violence Prevention, or Suicide Prevention, which includes developing, marketing, and implementing educational programming and outreach to connect and communicate with the University community.
  • Provides clinical supervision to Master’s and/or Doctoral students in counseling, psychology, and/or social work.
  • Coordinates and provides departmental biofeedback services, including advertising services, referring students to this service, and assisting students in getting oriented to using the biofeedback software.
  • Provides outreach presentations for current and prospective students, faculty, and staff members, and assists with various tabling events throughout the year.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with community agencies that influence collaboration, advocacy, and maximize service delivery for the student body.


    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.


ABOUT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - SAN ANTONIO

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university reflective of the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering affordable, high-quality education.

From May 2009, when the A&M-SA became a standalone university, to fall 2017, enrollment grew 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic, and approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

Through the University’s 29 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA prepares and empowers students with knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Required experience for Counselor III position: A Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance and/or Social Work or related field, and a minimum of five years of experience in a college counseling center or other relevant clinical setting.


  • Required Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: Applicant must be fully licensed to practice counseling or social work independently in the state of Texas. No provisional licenses will be considered for this position.  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Texas.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred:

  • Previous professional counseling or case management working with victims of abuse and violence and/or historically marginalized groups of people.  

  • Previous experience facilitating therapy groups in a college counseling center setting or other relevant setting.

  • Training in evidence based trauma interventions.

  • Background in PTSD treatment, and issues related to diversity and inclusion.

  • Background in supervision of practicum and/or intern students.

Other Qualifications

  • Effective therapist with generalist mental health and clinical skills and demonstrated experience assessing and intervening with clinical issues affecting college students using a brief therapy model. Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of counseling as applied to student academic problems, developmental needs, and diverse learning styles.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of professional and ethical guidelines. Knowledge of working with collegiate student. Experience with assessment of student learning difficulties and various mental health concerns.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with the use of computer technology, social media, and web based technology and the ability to use this as a medium to offer support services to students.

  • Must have the ability to balance simultaneous projects without loss of efficiency in a multi-tasked environment.

  • Professional attitude. Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide excellent customer service to students, employees, and the community.

This is a security sensitive position. The individual in this position is required to handle Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by HIPAA regulations. This individual is required to handle PHI in accordance with A&M System policy and is further required to complete FERPA and HIPAA training as a condition of employment, within a reasonable timeframe after the individual's employment and on an as-needed basis thereafter. Must be flexible to work within every aspect and able to respond to any situation quickly and adequately.


 
COMPENSATION

$4,617.67 monthly

APPLICATION MATERIALS

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

1) Application

2) Cover Letter to include two professional references

3) Resume

For detailed instructions on how to apply this position, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html ?

Make sure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

Once your application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.

Summary of Employee Benefits

http://www.tamusa.edu/documents/hr/summary-of-employees-benefits-2019.pdf