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Georgia College and State University

Counseling Services

Salary Range

Position Description
The Counselor will provide personal, academic, and career counseling services to a diverse range of clients in individual and group settings to facilitate their adjustment and growth and will maintain documentation of these services. This individual will develop and lead structured groups, workshops, presentations, and other outreach programming; provide emergency crisis services, provide assessment and consultation; and consult with faculty, staff, and other off-campus constituents (i.e., parents, mental health professionals, physicians, etc.) about the developmental, career, and mental health needs of students.

The position requires
- Extensive knowledge of complex principles of human behavior theories and student development theories, and the ability to help clients apply those theories to effect changes in their lives.
- Ability to develop and maintain a strong therapeutic alliance with clients.
- Ability to provide clinical assessments of danger to self or others, and to make treatment decisions on the basis of such assessments.
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity.
- Ability to understand and follow appropriate ethical and best practice professional guidelines.
- Good oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree in a mental health discipline.

3-5 years of professional experience providing direct mental health services.

At least 2 years of college counseling experience.

Current licensure in a mental health specialty.

Desired Qualifications
A doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA accredited program with completion of an APA accredited internship. ABD is acceptable. Georgia licensure must be obtained within one year of hire.

Current licensure in a mental health specialty in Georgia.

Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from nationally accredited programs in their specific fields.

Knowledge and interest in alcohol related issues.

University Description
As Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university, Georgia College is committed to combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. The University attracts academically talented students, most of whom receive Georgia’s widely acclaimed HOPE merit scholarship. The student/faculty ratio is small, allowing extensive out-of-classroom involvement for students.

Counseling Services is a well-respected department within the Division of Student Affairs, and the Director reports directly to the Vice President. Administrators at the university are exceptionally supportive of the mission of Counseling Services. Staff within the center have a supportive, collegial relationship with one another. Consultation and collaboration are highly valued, with shared responsibility for center operations being the norm.

Region Description
GCSU is located in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Required Application Materials
Cover letter, Resume or CV, names/contact information for three references

Application Deadline
Preference will be given to applications received prior to October 5

Starting Date
Fall 2012

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Mailing Address

Milledgeville, GA 

Phone Number

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