Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Professional Counselor I

Texas A&M University - College Station

Student Counseling Service

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Position Description
This is a full-time (12 month) position in a large university counseling center with an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship training program. Duties include: Provision of individual, couple, and group counseling (personal, career) to a diverse student population; crisis intervention; referrals; consultation and outreach; supervision of practicum students; applied research; and service on Student Counseling Service (SCS), Division of Student Affairs, or University committee(s). We are seeking a generalist with training and experience in a specialty relevant to the college student population: Social Media Specialist. The incumbent will design and help support the ethical use of electronic platforms and social media for clinical and psycho-educational outreach to the students of Texas A&M University. This position will also have a key role in innovating future outreach and social media modes of clinical intervention for the Student Counseling Service.

The SCS has a career ladder that currently provides salary increases each time the staff member progresses through the Professional Counselor I – IV levels. Employment appointments are made on an annual basis. Additional benefits include: Vision, dental (optional), life insurance, retirement program, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

The Student Counseling Service is one of eighteen departments within the Division of Student Affairs. The SCS staff is composed of an executive director, two associate directors, two assistant directors, thirteen psychologists, two psychiatrists, seven licensed professional counselors, four pre-doctoral interns, four to six doctoral degree practicum counselors, one case referral coordinator, two IT specialists, one HelpLine coordinator, one business coordinator, one office manager, six associate staff, and one student worker. Approximately 35-40 trained undergraduate and graduate students serve as members of the center’s after-hours HelpLine. The SCS professional psychology internship training program has been continuously accredited by APA since 1983.

Minimum Qualifications
Texas Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (supervision available), Masters in Counseling & Guidance, Social Work, Counseling or Clinical Psychology or other specialty related to job function. Requires eligibility for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Must maintain licensure for continued employment.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
Texas A&M University in College Station is the Flagship University of the Texas A&M University System. Fall 2013 enrollment for the university is 58,809 students, making it one of the five largest universities in the nation. Texas A&M University offers more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 240 masters and PhD programs. Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, and is the only land grant, sea grant, and space grant university in Texas. The University offers a rich variety of cultural, recreational, athletic, and community education programs.

Region Description
Adjacent to College Station is the city of Bryan. The combined population of the College Station/Bryan area is approximately 150,000. College Station and Bryan are located 95 miles northwest of Houston, 95 miles northeast of Austin, the state capitol, 200 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth, and 150 miles northeast of San Antonio. Excellent schools, shopping, cultural, and recreational facilities and events are available in the community and surrounding areas.

Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit: a completed TAMU employment application (via jobpath.tamu.edu); a current Curriculum Vitae; a cover letter stating the applicant’s interest in working in a university counseling center and how this position relates to the applicant’s professional interests and experience; the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s training, experience, and skills; and official transcripts of all college/university courses. Copies of transcripts are acceptable for initiating the application process, but official transcripts and proof of graduate degree must be on file prior to an employment offer. Only complete applications will be considered. TAMU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline
Position open until filled, review of applications begins immediately.

Starting Date
November 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Send Applications To:
Jeanette Madkins, PhD, ABPP, Assistant Director

Mailing Address
Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service, B103 Cain Hall, 1263 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1263

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