Professional Counselor III (McAllen, TX) and Licensed Mental Health Co-Responder (College Station) Diversity

Texas A&M University,

Counseling & Psychological Services
 
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Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 21st, '22

Deadline:

Posted until filled.

Start Date:

January 2023.

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 21st, '22

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Position: Full-time (12 month) position openings in a large university counseling center with an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship.


Professional Counselor III (McAllen, TX):

Please note, while this is a remote position within CAPS, this position is an in-person only position requiring daily commute to the HECM located in McAllen, TX.

Through a collaborative partnership between CAPS and the HECM, this position provides counseling services, crisis intervention, training seminars and professional expertise. Additionally, because this position is newly created, this role will include the development of new programs based on the needs of the HECM. The best candidate will enjoy the challenge and excitement of creating this new initiative. Licensure in the state of Texas as a mental health provider is required.

 The licensed Professional Counselor III, under general supervision, provides multiculturally competent mental health counseling and outreach to currently enrolled individual students, couples, and groups at the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen (HECM). This position will remotely report to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at the main campus located in College Station, TX while working in-person at the HECM campus.


Licensed Mental Health Co-Responder:

The licensed mental health co-responder, under general supervision, is responsible for providing multiculturally competent mental health crisis intervention and outreach to individuals, couples, and groups on campus through an ongoing partnership between Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and University Police Department (UPD). This position is on-call for ride-along UPD campus calls pertaining to high distress students, provides consultation for crisis intervention, on-the-scene stabilization, and hospitalization requirements alongside officers. This position is responsible for assisting law enforcement officers in the field with service calls involving individuals who exhibit symptoms of a mental, behavioral, or emotional event. Duties include a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach to crisis intervention, triage services, risk assessments for harm to self or others, referrals to mental health treatment programs, follow-up, and case management.

ABOUT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Texas A&M University in College Station is the Flagship University of the Texas A&M University System. Fall 2021 enrollment for the university was 72,982 students, making it one of the largest universities in the nation. Texas A&M University offers more than 130 undergraduate degree programs and more than 268 masters and doctoral degree programs. Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, and is the only land, sea, and space grant University in Texas. The university offers a rich variety of cultural, recreational, athletic, and community education programs.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Counselor III (McAllen, TX) :

Required Education:

Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, other specialty related to job function

Required Experience:

Five years post-licensure clinical mental health experience in college counseling center or other relevant setting or National Certified Counselor (NCC) designation with three years of full-time post licensure experience in college counseling center or relevant setting.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Must maintain licensure for continued employment.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must be able to fluently provide clinical counseling services in Spanish and English with superior Spanish conversational, writing, and reading skills.  

Clinical competency in multicultural counseling. 

Ability to work autonomously balanced with relationship-development between CAPS administration and HECM administration.

Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Experience in assisting clients with concerns such as anxiety, depression, crisis, and trauma-informed care.



Licensed Mental Health Co-Responder:

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, other specialty related to job function

Five years post-licensure clinical mental health experience in college counseling center or other relevant setting or National Certified Counselor (NCC) designation with three years of full-time post licensure experience in college counseling center or relevant setting

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Must maintain licensure for continued employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population applying a trauma-informed, multi-cultural perspective

Skilled in handling high distress and emergency mental health situations

Knowledgeable regarding Texas hospitalization procedures and statutes

Ability to effectively provide educational programs to large audiences

Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements or Factors:

This position will require additional fingerprinting and background checks beyond typical licensing fingerprinting

This position will wear a bullet proof vest and other safety requirements per UPD protocols

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Counselor III (McAllen, TX):

Preferred Education and Experience:

Five years of licensed mental health experience in a college counseling center. .

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

None.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Previous experience in a private practice setting or other independent office setting.

Previous experience with PointNClick electronic medical records or another EMR software.



Licensed Mental Health Co-Responder:

Preferred Education and Experience:
Continuing education in law enforcement, trauma, and/or crisis management

Ten years of crisis management with law enforcement

Experience developing and teaching educational programming and workshops for crisis intervention training, mental health, and trauma-informed care

Experience in a college campus setting

Experience working closely with law enforcement

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

TCOLE certified peace officer

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge in PointNClick or other electronic medical records software.

 
COMPENSATION

For the academic year 2022-2023, the salary for the Professional Counselor III (McAllen, TX) is $72,600. Employment appointments are made on an annual basis.  Benefits include:  Health, vision (optional), dental (optional), life insurance, retirement program, professional travel funds, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.


For the academic year 2022-2023, the salary for the Licensed Mental Health Co-Responder is $72,600; commensurate with experience. Employment appointments are made on an annual basis.  Benefits include:  Health, vision (optional), dental (optional), life insurance, retirement program, professional travel funds, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
APPLICATION MATERIALS


Application Materials:  Applicants should apply online at https://www.tamu.edu/about/employment.html. Various departments not associated with CAPS may also be advertising positions. Please note the department you are submitting your application to. Applicants must apply to each position of interest to be considered for that position. You are strongly encouraged to scan your cover letter and CV into a single PDF file and upload it to the system as one document to avoid complications.


Applicants must submit: a current resume or Curriculum Vitae. A cover letter should be submitted stating the applicant's interest in working in a university counseling center, how this position relates to the applicant's professional interests, details listing the applicant’s experience as it pertains to the requirements of the position, and information about the applicant’s training/interest in a professional area of expertise relevant to college and university counseling center work. Please highlight experience working with college students or young adults for individual counseling/therapy, group work, outreach, and crisis intervention. Please note if able to provide fluent bilingual counseling as well as specific experience providing culturally competent work to marginalized populations. Letters of reference from three professionals may be attached but are not required. Degrees will be verified prior to an official employment offer.


Application Process:  A Search Committee will review completed applications, conduct small team interviews with selected applicants, and make recommendations to the Director for onsite or video interviews.