Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Staff Counselor

Mississippi State University

Student Counseling Services

Salary Range

Position Description
Student Counseling Services (SCS) at Mississippi State University (MSU) is pleased to announce an opening for a Staff Counselor. Masters level counselors at MSU SCS provide direct clinical services to MSU students, collaborate with other staff in provision of services which may include clinical supervision for licensure, serve the department, division and university through consultation and participation on committees, and provide outreach as requested. The primary role of direct clinical service includes individual, relationship, and group counseling; assessment of students and treatment planning, and crisis intervention. Additional service to the campus community may include psychoeducation and crisis response. The candidate should have experience in a practice setting or internship/ training setting providing individual and group clinical services, a Student Affairs orientation and be enthusiastic about working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Masters degree in clinical or counseling psychology, Counselor Education, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field;
2. High ethical and professional standards;
3. Must be currently licensed or be license-eligible within 24 months of employment;
4. A student-centered philosophy; experience working with individuals from different social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds;
5. Demonstrated expertise/experience in one or more of the following: eating disorders, substance abuse, Veterans’ issues, or crisis management
Skill set to include:
a. Crisis intervention and crisis management
b. Generalist practice knowledge and expertise
c. Provision of services to include individual, group, and couples counseling
d. Conducting workshops and psycho-educational programming
e. Provision of consultation and training for faculty, administrators, residence staff and other student service personnel regarding psychological development and behavioral health issues
f. Excellent oral and written communication skills
g. Experience maintaining clinical case files in accordance with legal, ethical and professional standards
6. Ability to serve as liaison to academic and student affairs departments
7. Service orientation through committee involvement in Student Counseling Services, the Division of Student Affairs, and the University
8. Ability to share rotating evening and weekend emergency consultation and response

Desired Qualifications
1. Doctoral degree and a minimum of three years experience
2. Current license to practice in the field of study
3. Experience, education or training in a university counseling center setting
4. Understanding of and ability to work within a student development perspective
5. Demonstrated ability to consult with and collaborate with University personnel and off-campus mental health and psychiatric services
6. Experience working with substance abuse, Veterans’ issues, eating disorders, or crisis management in both individual and group settings
7. Experience in crisis intervention and response

University Description
Mississippi State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
All applications must be submitted via the secure MSU Online Employment System at www.jobs.msstate.edu (see Staff Counselor position).

Application Deadline
Position will remain open until fille.

Starting Date

Send Applications To:
Dr. Leigh Jensen

Mailing Address
Po Box NL
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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