Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title

North Carolina Central University

Counseling Center

Salary Range

Position Description
12 month full time position in the Counseling Center, a unit of Student Health and Counseling, which reports directly to the Director of Counseling.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
X Provides individual and group counseling for a variety of personal, social, educational and vocational concerns;
X Offers psychoeducational workshops, addressed to specific needs such as study skills, assertiveness training, stress management, and so forth;
X Conducts psychological assessments;
X Develops and presents outreach programs;
X Provides crisis intervention and management, including on-call rotation;
X Provides coordination of the centers groups program;
X Provides student advocacy, particularly with reference to referrals to various community agencies or to other sections of the university;
X Provides consultations to faculty and staff and other personnel inside and outside the University on student issues;
X Fulfills administrative duties as assigned, including serving on Counseling Center, Student Health and Counseling Services, Division of Student Affairs or University-wide committees;
X Provides some supervision and training of masters level graduate practicum students and interns as assigned;
X Participates in professional development experiences on a regular basis;
X Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge, skills and abilities
X Advanced experience and knowledge of individual and group counseling methods and procedures;
X Demonstrated knowledge of principles of program development, consultation, outreach and crisis intervention and management ;
X Personal attributes that facilitate effective interpersonal relations and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of students and student organizations, faculty, staff, administrators and parents;
X Knowledge of developmental characteristics of late adolescence and young adulthood and the unique difficulties confronting individuals in these stages of life;
X Established commitment to multicultural competencies.
X Ability to express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form;
X Strong interpersonal skills required.

Desired Qualifications
X Masters degree required (doctorate preferred) in counseling or clinical psychology, mental health counseling or social work, with completion of appropriate course work and training in theories of personality, abnormal psychology, human development and alcohol/drug abuse and dependency;
X At least three years of clinical experience working in a college counseling center or mental health facility (including practica or internship).
X Eligibility for licensure in the state of North Carolina as a mental health professional.

University Description
NCCU was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard, a pharmacist and religious educator. The institution was chartered in 1909 and opened its doors to students in 1910. In the following years, the schools name became the National Training School in 1915, Durham State Normal School in 1923, North Carolina College for Negroes in 1925 (when it became the nations first state-supported liberal arts college for African-American students), North Carolina College at Durham in 1947, and finally North Carolina Central University in 1969. NCCU has been a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System since 1972.

Region Description
North Carolina Central University is in Durham, in the eastern part of North Carolina’s Piedmont region. With the opening of the Research Triangle Park (RTP), Durham has become a global center for information technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medicine. The City of Durham is known as the "City of Medicine," with healthcare as a major industry. Durham is on two Interstate highways, I-40 and I-85, and is served by Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Durham is also home to Duke University.

A wide variety of cultural and educational resources are accessible to NCCU students. Musical organizations and activities in the area include blues, jazz, and gospel festivals, community bands, symphony orchestras and choral societies. Museums dedicated to art, the sciences, history and other topics are in the region, as are theaters performing both classical and contemporary drama.

Durham is the primary beneficiary of North Carolina Central University’s innovative Community Services Program, which insures that NCCU students have experience with voluntary public service. NCCU students serve as tutors in local schools, help build Habitat for Humanity housing, assist with a variety of youth programs, promote the causes of nonprofit service agencies, and volunteer in a variety of other endeavors as they meet the university’s standard of 15 hours of community service per semester

Required Application Materials
In addition to completing the EPA application process on line, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 5 professional references who are familiar with your work are required.

Application Deadline
Open until filled.

Starting Date
March 10, 2014

Send Applications To:
Carolyn D. Moore, Ph.D., Director, NCCU Counseling Center

Mailing Address
1801 Fayetteville St., PO Box 19491
Durham, NC 27707

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