Counseling Specialist

New College of Florida,

Counseling & Wellness Center
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Fri, Jul 7th, '23


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Fri, Jul 7th, '23

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  • Full Time

New College currently invites applications for the position Counseling Specialist.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide individual therapy, group therapy, assessment and referral services, crisis intervention, and psychological consultation, evaluation and support services to currently enrolled students along with other College community members. Maintain current license, practice according to the ethical guidelines of professional organization. Maintain current knowledge on topics relevant to work as a counselor in a higher education setting.
  • Provide outreach programming and workshops on a variety of developmental, preventative, and/or psychological topics. This programming may incur some evening and weekend participation on campus.
  • Provide consultative services to university administrators, faculty, staff, campus organizations and parents.
  • May initiate and authorize involuntary examination (Baker Act) procedures in accordance with statute 394.463, Florida Mental Health Act.
  • May serve as coordinator of a specific CWC programming area (consistent with interests and level of training) or as designated liaison with specific units on campus as determined by the Director.
  • Serve on college committees and be active in regional, state, and national professional organizations. Engage in continuing education and professional development activities. Provide training and clinical supervision for center non-licensed staff, with relevant professional degree, in accordance with ethical guidelines, state laws, and Counseling & Wellness policies and procedures.

New College of Florida is located in sunny Sarasota, on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida — an area known for its award-winning beaches, turquoise waters and arts and cultural attractions (from theatrical offerings to circus performances). Located about an hour’s drive from urban destinations like Tampa and St. Petersburg, Sarasota is an exhilarating coastal retreat.


A Masters in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling from an accredited college or university, which includes one year of supervised experience in professional counseling in an internship or licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCWS) or as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 490, F.S.


A Masters from an accredited program in the fields of Mental Health Counseling or Social Work. Three years cumulative experience working in college or university counseling setting, after an accredited internship is preferred. An active/clear license as a LCSW or LMHC by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 490, F.S., or licensed in another state and license eligible in the State of Florida within an appropriate amount of time according to board process. Also prefer demonstrated skills in psychotherapy and outreach in a counseling center setting or equivalent.





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