Mental Health Counselor

Position Reports to: Director of Counseling Services

Specific Responsibilities

The Mental Health Counselor shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities:

  • Providing a broad range of counseling and psychological services to Beacon College students including the following: diagnostic assessment and evaluation, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach programming and training;
  • Participating in the counseling center’s evening and weekend on-call duties, and emergency and crisis response procedures;
  • Following the American Counseling Association’s professional code of ethics;
  • Using psychotherapeutic best practices and principles;
  • Maintaining knowledge of community mental health resources, making referrals when appropriate;
  • Remaining current on counseling and psychology methodologies and techniques;
  • Using crisis intervention techniques when needed;
  • Being proficient with the emotional, social, psychological and environmental problems inherent in working with students with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity, and the techniques used in treating or managing them;
  • Being proficient with the techniques for observing and assessing behavior;
  • Being proficient in practices of individual and group treatment;
  • Maintaining data on all counseling sessions so budgets and an increase in personnel can be justified;
  • Participating in afterhours activities and events as assigned;
  • Working with appropriate personnel to market and promote counseling programs;
  • Becoming familiar with all college policies and procedures and complying with these policies and procedures;
  • Serving on college committees as assigned;
  • Providing therapeutic services and crisis management while on the rotation as a floating counselor on and around campus;
  • Training/advising faculty, staff and students in mental health-related issues and emergency procedures;
  • Participating in college functions such as orientation, graduation, open houses, fundraising, and community relations as needed;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a counseling related field
  • Licensed, or license eligible within two years in the state of Florida as a counselor, social worker or marriage and family therapist
  • Clinical experience in crisis intervention
  • Solid clinical skills and the ability to assess and treat a wide range of presenting concerns
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
  • Creative energy and enthusiasm for working with students with learning disabilities in a small, liberal arts college

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with emerging adults in a college mental health setting
  • Experience developing and presenting innovative psychoeducational programming and outreach services
  • Experience and proficiency in working with a diverse client population, including, but not be limited to, addressing issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity and expression and sexual orientation
  • Experience with brief therapy
  • Experience with group facilitation
Job Category: Staff

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Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for employment and promotion without regard to race, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender history, marital status, family status and responsibility, political and religious conviction, impairment or pregnancy.