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Job Title: Counselor (AY), Student Counseling Center
Department: Student Health & Wellness
Division: Student Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director, Student Counseling Center
Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000
Position summary: The Counselor is an integral team member in the Student Counseling Center (SCC).Â As a SCC team, the counselor will provide therapeutic, developmental, and crisis intervention through individual counseling, psychoeducation groups, outreach and counseling services for students with acute psychological problems. In addition, the counselor provides consultations and coordinates the management of referrals to internal/external providers and community resources. Â The SCC is under the leadership of the Director of SCC and has collaborative relationships with members of the Student Health and Wellness team (i.e., Student Development, Health Services, Accessibility and Disability Services) that is essential to the role of this position.Â
The position is a 10 month (academic year) exempt position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Serve as a clinician providing therapy, interventions, referral services, and outreach to undergraduate and graduate students.
Provide crisis intervention and risk assessment in student emergencies, facilitating crisis response and/or hospitalization protocols.
Assist with MICAâs on-call rotation in supporting the protocol for on-call counselor crisis response as needed.
Complete necessary and required clinical and administrative paperwork in a timely manner and consistent with office expectations and professional standards.
Maintain cooperative and collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff within MICA and partners in the local community.
Consults with faculty and staff on issues relevant to student mental health concerns, behavior, and educational performance, particularly members of the wellness team and residence life.
Serve as a member of the Student Affairs team, working with Student Affairs committees to plan or participate in orientation, parents' weekend, leadership retreats, and other programs and events.
As assigned, develop, coordinate, and implement student programming and outreach on a broad range of psychological and mental health issues.
As assigned, generate reports using Titanium Schedule to assist in the coordination of clinical care to students.
As assigned, assist center leadership in decision making around appropriate level of care for students.
As assigned, participate in the development of counseling policies, forms, and procedures.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Masters or doctoral degree in social work, counseling, clinical or counseling psychology.
Licensed in Maryland as an LCSW-C, LCPC or Licensed Psychologist.
Demonstrated strong clinical skills and experience with college students
Expertise with serious mental health disorders as well as with issues of typical development
Relevant personal counseling experience in a college/university setting or equivalent
Sensitivity to and interest in the unique concerns of students involved in artistic pursuits in a highly specialized and demanding educational environment.
Demonstrated awareness and experience with LGBTQ, DEI, and international student concerns.
Experience in referrals coordination.
Knowledge of and/or experience with a wide variety of mental health services such as in-patient care and the private practice community.
Knowledge of and/or experience with public and private health insurances.
Knowledge of current short-term therapy and crisis intervention techniques adapted to a college setting.
Familiarity with Titanium Schedule or similar electronic health record.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Conditions of Employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Reporting to this position: no direct reports
Application Information & Instructions: This position will have an August 1, 2023 hire start date.
Applicants are required to submit:
resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
cover letter demonstrating how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
three professional references
proof of Maryland licensure
verification of Maryland board approved clinical supervisor.
All required qualifications must be met at the time of the application. Please note, references will not be contacted without prior consent from the applicant.
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position)
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.