Schedule: In-Person: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Evenings and weekends as needed. Some remote work may be possible.
Additional Information: **Please be sure to attach a cover letter and resume with your application submittal.
POSITION SUMMARY The Counselor serves the College student population by providing personal counseling services and interventions for students in need of mental health advocacy or guidance to community mental health, alcohol & drug addiction resources, and counseling. This position provides case management coordination and community referrals. This role is dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable experience through College community training and educational programming and contributes to a holistic plan of health and wellness initiatives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Counseling Engages in personal counseling sessions with students to provide mental health counseling, alcohol, and other drug counseling, and prevention. Conducts clinical assessments to identify needs and implements appropriate treatment plan interventions to help students meet their academic and personal goals. Provides short-term counseling to clients to address problems and develop coping mechanisms and skills to deal with issues of stress, time management, and organization. Conducts mental health assessments with students to identify treatment needs and appropriate interventions.
Utilizes assessments such as the Counseling Center Assessment Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) to assess the mental health needs of college students at intake, monitor their progress, and implement effective therapeutic services. Provides individual and group psychotherapy and case management to a diverse student population across a broad range of presenting issues. Assists in crisis intervention services for students experiencing mental health and chemical dependency emergencies. Completes and maintains intake forms, client rights forms, release of information forms, case notes, clinical notes, and treatment plans and maintains confidentiality of these and other student records to document counseling services provided. Ensures the delivery and security of student counseling records.
Training & Educational Resource Development Increases student skill and knowledge base. Develops and conducts student support groups and workshops for students in the campus community on academic, emotional, psychological, social, and behavioral problems, including topics such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, healthy relationships, personal boundaries, study skills, stress and time management, test anxiety, campus resources and other related topics using a variety of delivery formats.
Relationship Building Develops and maintains relationships with community partners, creating appropriate referral sources for students. Consults with Accessibility and Testing for determination of accommodations, advocacy, and referrals. Coordinates with campus police regarding difficult student issues and referrals. Provides awareness of counseling issues to students, faculty, staff, and administration in coordination with special events and in-class presentations.
Creates and maintains professional relationships with service providers in the community for ease of referrals, collaborations, recruitment, and public relations. May provide support to student organizations.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and community members.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Serves on College committees, councils, and advisory boards, as assigned. Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity while meeting Federal and internal regulations and procedures, with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners. CORE COMPETENCIES Professionalism, Coaching, Managing Work, Adaptability, Continuous Improvement, Emotional Intelligence Essentials, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Influencing, Collaboration, Building Partnerships, and Guiding Interactions
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Crisis intervention; laws and ethics guiding clinical counseling; the practice of clinical counseling. Community resources and referral sources; campus resources for student support; case management resources for alcohol and drug abuse support; innovative programming.
Skill in: Communication with others, both verbal and written; public speaking; conflict resolution; crisis management; effective listening; problem-solving. Facilitating meetings; building relationships with other departments and areas of the school. Creative programming and educational outreach.
Ability to: Appreciate diversity and work effectively with persons of varying cultures and backgrounds; Maintain confidential and sensitive information; work with a diverse population; make decisions in high-stress situations; manage multiple assignments at once; take on multiple roles within the department and on campus as needed. Demonstrate flexibility; maintain accurate and complete work records; implement program evaluation and data analysis; remain calm in crises.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into a computer. The employee frequently sits, stands, and walks for periods of time. The employee converses verbally or manually with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A Master's Degree in Counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of related counseling experience. A State of Ohio Counselor Licensure (LPCC, LPCC-S, LMFT, LICSW) is required.
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
*An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.