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Personal Counselor

College for Creative Studies

Student Affairs

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Position Description
The Personal Counselor’s primary responsibility is to meet with students and provide personal counseling services regarding personal, social, emotional, and academic related issues following the College’s solution-focused, wellness-counseling model. This is a nine (9) month, part-time administrative position for 24 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provide individual and group counseling services to students regarding personal, emotional, social, and academic related issues per the College’s the solution-focused, wellness-counseling model;
•Maintain documentation for counseling intake, treatment and referrals;
•Maintain working-knowledge of systemic local resources while cultivating professionally collaborative relationships within the community;
•Establish a baseline understanding of FERPA, as well as other relevant federal higher-ed regulations in relationship to Michigan mental health law and administrative decision-making;
•Consult with and educate faculty and staff on identifying and dealing with students’ presenting issues;
•Participate in student centered wellness programs and activities as directed;
•Attend to and assess crisis situations, referring as appropriate;
•Participate in educational programming as directed;
•Aggregate and report data on treatment and outreach efforts;
•Perform additional duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology
•Current valid Michigan Licensure;
•Strong interpersonal skills with high levels of tact, empathy and diplomacy;
•Detail oriented with exceptional organizational, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills;
•Proficient computer skills required in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Groupwise.

Desired Qualifications
•Fully-licensed or PhD Counselor, Social Worker or Psychologist
•Previous experience in higher education counseling;
•At least two years experience working with traditionally-aged college students;
•Background in, appreciation of or familiarity with the creative arts.

University Description
Founded in 1906 as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, CCS plays a key role in Detroit’s cultural and educational communities. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students, pursuing Master of Fine Arts degrees in Interdisciplinary Design and Transportation Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Advertising: Copywriting, Advertising: Design, Art Education, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design and Transportation Design. The College also offers free art education for more than 4,000 Detroit youth annually through its Community Arts Partnerships program. In addition, the College’s Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies is a public charter middle and high school enrolling more than 800 students in a high-performance academic curriculum with a special focus on art and design

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Required Application Materials
Submit letter of interest and resume.

Application Deadline
Open until filled.

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College for Creative Studies - Human Resources

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201 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202

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