Personal Counselor

    Oklahoma City University - University Advancement
    Job Description
    Position Summary: 
    The Personal Counselor is responsible for providing individual and group counseling services for personal, interpersonal, and academic concerns to students.  This position provides dedicated service to Oklahoma City University School of Law students two days a week with dedicated service on the main campus three days a week.  Additionally, the counselor supports the department of Counseling Services with training and outreach, crisis intervention and emergency coverage, and consultation with parents, faculty, and off-campus mental health professionals.  
    The Personal Counselor reports to the Director of Counseling Services, which is a department within the division of Student Affairs.
    This position is scheduled to work nine months, which are scheduled between mid-August and mid-May each academic year.

    Required: A master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or counseling-related area is required. The candidate must meet Oklahoma licensure requirements, which includes possession of LPC, LMFT, LADC and/or LCSW. A minimum of five years of professional experience serving as a licensed personal counselor is required. 
    Preferred: Experience working in higher education with traditional and non-traditional aged college students is preferred. 
    A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.

    • Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards according to state requirements and mental health standards
    • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
    • Ability to maintain appropriate licensure and/or certifications required to deliver counseling, training and other mental health outreach
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
    • Knowledge of best practices and trends related to counseling and mental health services in a higher education setting
    • Familiarity with Title IX and related student conduct policies and practices
    • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision

    Essential Functions: 
    Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the values and mission of the department and University.
    Provide personal counseling services to students, faculty and staff:
    • Conduct intake and screening of university clients.
    • Provide short-term individual and group counseling for personal, interpersonal, multi-cultural, academic concerns, and career counseling and assessment to a culturally diverse campus population.
    • Maintain highest ethical standards according to Oklahoma statutes and standards in the mental health professions.
    • Maintain current files on all student clients.
    • Provide emergency response for sexual assault.
    • Provide crisis intervention and on-call emergency coverage as appropriate.          
    • Consult with parents, faculty and off-campus mental health professionals as needed and permitted by confidentiality.
    • Refer clients to appropriate mental health providers as necessary.
    Provide support for the department of Counseling Services:
    • Assist the Director in developing, administering and presenting a drug and substance abuse prevention programming at least once per regular semester.           
    • Identify topics of concern to the institution and develop, administer and present educational outreach programming that addresses those topics at least twice per regular semester.     
    • Assist with development and maintenance of departmental publications and website.
    • Regularly assess services and programs.  
    • Conduct evening and weekend events as appropriate.
    Provide support for the division of Student Affairs:
    • Support Counseling Services and Student Affairs efforts to manage instances of negative student conduct and assist in student judicial matters
    • Assist with development and implementation of New Student Orientation.
    • Serve on campus committees and task forces as requested.
    Other duties as assigned.  

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