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Counselor (University Counseling Center)



Definition of Class


This position renders professional counseling, developmental, and psychological services through the University Counseling Center. The incumbent utilizes a variety of counseling techniques and assessment instruments in order to provide mental health and psychological counseling to students and the university community.



Examples of Work Performed



  • Renders counseling, developmental, and psychological services in the execution of various University Counseling Center programs, including individual counseling sessions, consultation, and group treatment.

  • Serves on the Crisis Intervention team, dealing specifically with emotional or psychological issues.

  • Applies counseling theories and models to assess a client's problem and formulating a plan of action.  Assists in implementing the recommended solution, and subsequently evaluating the solution.

  • Counsel's individuals as to their prescribed objectives, intended to achieve emotional well being which will aid in furthering their educational progress.

  • Selects, administers, scores, interprets, and evaluates the results of a certain, limited number of psychological assessment tools.

  • Consults with various university professional concerned about the well being of a student.

  • Provides assistance to faculty and department heads by counseling with students concerning problem areas.

  • Provides interface with parents and community agencies in seeking psychological assistance.

  • Provides counseling supervision for students in training at the University Counseling Center.

  • Provides interface with Disability Services Center, the Career Center, Academic Advisement Center, and other University services to help students deal with emotional issues in a holistic way.

  • Provides interface with parents and community agencies in seeking psychological assistance.

  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.



Essential Functions


These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.



  1. Provides mental health and psychological counseling to students and the university community.  

  2. Consults with students, parents, faculty members, staff members, and administrators regarding individuals of concern.  

  3. Serves on the Crisis Intervention team, specifically dealing with emotional and psychological issues.



Minimum Education/Experience


Education:
A Master's Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.
    


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Experience:
Two (2) years of experience, including practicum or internship, related to the above-described duties.


 


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Licensure:
Incumbent must be licensed or eligible for license in an area related to the above-described duties.



Salary/Wage Information


To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.



EEO Statement


The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.





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