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Texas A&M University Professional Counselor II in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Professional Counselor II

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Counseling & Psychological Services

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,480.00 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html) .

Who we are

The Counseling and Psychological Services contribute to student learning and development. We provide exceptional services and programming focused on student mental health. The Student Counseling Service exists to advance student development and academic success by providing personalized and evidenced-based mental health care to Aggies.

What we want

We are searching for a licensed mental health clinician who can provide multiculturally competent mental health crisis stabilization and referral . The Professional Counselor II will primarily focus on crisis management services including tracking high-risk students, attending to walk-in crisis appointment needs, and providing needs-based assessment with a clinical interview for students discharged from mental health hospitals. This individual will build close partnerships with the CAPS case manager, Suicide Awareness & Prevention Office, HelpLine, and key campus partners such as University Police Department and Student Assistance Services. In addition, they will focus on providing short-term stabilization counseling and may refer ongoing counseling and care to CAPS counselors, IOP groups in the community, or community counseling. This opportunity allows for adjunct supervision for graduate students in counseling, counseling psychology, and graduate assistants. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description appeals to you, we invite you to apply and be considered for this great opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or other specialty related to job function

  • LPC’s must have completed at least 3000 clock hours of post-licensure clinical mental health experience in no less than 18 months of supervision

  • LMFT’s must have completed 3000 clock hours of full-time post-licensure clinical experience in no less than 24 months with 200 hours of supervision

  • LCSW’s must have completed at least one year of supervised clinical experience with 100 hours of supervision and have passed their state board exam

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Clinical competency in multicultural counseling. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Must maintain licensure for continued employment

Other Requirements:

  • This position will routinely work during regular business hours M-F between 8-5 pm. However, student need may require this position to work evening hours and/or some weekend hours

  • Adherence to the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for the relevant Texas State Licensing Board and all relevant laws of the state of Texas

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience providing case management and tracking for high-risk clients, experience providing stabilization and crisis counseling, and have experience working with community referrals and hospital discharge processes

  • Experience with crisis management in higher education or behavioral health hospital setting

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical counseling

    Responsibilities:

Case Management and Crisis Counseling

  • Provides mental health counseling, specifically crisis intervention and tracking for individuals.

  • Engages in counseling related activities including administering and interpreting psychological tests/inventories, making referrals, tracking high-risk clients, and managing various organizational and administrative aspects of high-risk counseling cases.

Supervision & Consultation

  • Provides consultation to community partners, faculty, staff, students, and parents.

  • Seeks consultation from peers and leadership for difficult clinical cases per State of Texas licensure requirements.

  • May provide weekly supervision/training including review of recorded sessions and case review for provisionally licensed interns and/or practica students.

  • May provide adjunct supervision for masters and doctoral degree graduate students in counseling, counseling psychology, and graduate assistants.

Administrative Tasks

  • Meets ethical obligations for timely documentation of counseling services per State of Texas licensure requirements and Counseling & Psychological Services policies.

  • Per state licensure requirements, participates in continuing education and professional development activities related to the performance of job functions and maintenance of skills in one’s professional specialty area.

  • Serves on departmental committees and meetings, division and university committees, and other university functions including the Behavior Intervention Team.

  • Works in partnership with Student Assistance Services for high-risk clients. Assists with organizational and administrative tasks, as requested.

Outreach & Presentations

  • Provides outreach presentations for students, faculty, and staff members about case management and crisis stabilization training.

  • Provides professional presentations at local, regional, and national conferences and workshops.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-5154.

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