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University of Maryland, Baltimore

Academic Affairs

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Commensurate with education and experience

Position Description
THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, is seeking a full-time Counselor to join the Student Counseling Center. The selected candidate will provide counseling services to students with personal mental health or school related issues. The selected candidate will have experience working with issues related to substance abuse and/or eating disorder and providing short term/solution focused counseling using cognitive behavioral therapy.

*****This position requires selected evening hours*****

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline. ( Master’s degree preferred in Counseling, Counseling Psychology or Social Work.)

Social workers must have an MSW and (LCSW-C) licensure in Maryland.

Psychologists must have a PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program and licensed or be licensure eligible in the State of MD as a psychologist.

Desired Qualifications
Ability to provide short-term individual, couples and group counseling and crisis intervention or psychological emergencies and high risk clients.

Ability to conduct intake clinical interviews including psychosocial assessments, and treatment plan formulation for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment difficulties to major psychiatric disorders.

Experience with cognitive behavioral treatment.

Specialized experience preferred in working with issues related to substance abuse and/or eating disorders is highly desirable.

Experience is in a university counseling center working with issues pertinent to a diverse student population.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act), FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and Maryland law.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Ability to develop and implement outreach preventive educational programs. Work collaboratively with the Campus Wellness Hub/Academic Life Balance Program, and other units in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Ability to provide consultation to faculty/staff and other students regarding students in emotional distress.

Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Basic understanding and knowledge of best practices in field along with the proper application of diagnostic tools.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local guidelines relative to the administration of social service

Skill in various interviewing techniques and consultative approaches.

Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making sound decisions or judgements.

Excellent organizational and project management skills.

Ability to meet situations with tact, diplomacy, understanding, and fairness.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.

Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with families from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Oral/written interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

Fully proficient in the understanding and knowledge of best practices in field along with the proper application of diagnostic tools. May require Master’s degree in a related field and/or licensure or certification.

Skill in supervision of professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

Ability to provide guidance and training to subordinates and students.

Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate individual and group relationship

Ability to evaluate and guide the work of subordinates through observation, consultation, and review

Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.

University Description
The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is seeking an experienced clinician –Social Worker or Psychologist – for a full-time, 12-month position in its Student Counseling Center (SCC). UMB’s Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work provide academic programs to approximately 6,000 students – 80% of whom are in post-baccalaureate programs. The SCC provides direct service to UMB students and outreach, training, and consultation services to the University community, including triage and crisis intervention.
At the SCC, clinicians provide psychosocial evaluations; time limited (12 sessions or less) solution-focused counseling using cognitive behavioral therapy; routine and emergency consultations to students and campus personnel regarding on-campus mental health concerns; and outreach and education to the university community.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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