Job no: 501967 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 038600 - Psychology Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jan 21 2021
The Staff Counselor reports to the leadership of the "Improving Mississippi Mental Healthcare Through Telehealth "grant. The Staff Counselor is responsible for providing mental health awareness training and mental health services to the community.
The Department of Psychology is within the College of Arts & Sciences. It houses 20 tenure track faculty members, over 500 undergraduates, and about 40 doctoral students.
Area of Specialization:
Psychology, Counseling, or a Mental Health Related Field
Anticipated Appointment Date:
March 1, 2021
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To provide telehealth services to the community 2. To provide mental health awareness trainings both on and off campus 3. To provide individual, group and couples counseling to MSU students. 4. To provide a minimum of 20 direct clinical hours to students weekly. 5. To provide rotating Counselor-on-Duty response for urgent care between 8am and 5pm. 6. To provide crisis intervention to students with appropriate referrals to campus and community resources as needed. 7. To share rotating evening and weekend emergency on-call response with other clinicians. 8. Maintain clinical case files in accordance with the highest legal, ethical and professional standards. 9. To serve as a liaison with other departments. 10. To demonstrate multicultural competency. 11. May assist in scheduling maintenance. 12. Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree-Mental health counseling, social work or other licensed eligible mental health related field At least 1-2 years of experience
Masters degree from an accredited institution of higher education in clinical mental health, social work, or a related field or PhD. In clinical or counseling psychology, clinical mental health or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education with 1 or more years of experience within a college counseling center. Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Psychologist or eligible to be licensed within 2 years in the state of Mississippi.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Experience, knowledge and training in provision of individual, group and couples counseling. 2. Experience in provision of psycho-educational/outreach programming and workshops. 3. Experience with working with trauma related diagnoses. 4. Experience in provision of clinical services via telehealth preferred. 5. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with clients. 6. Knowledge of and adherence to ethical standards endorsed by licensing professional organization. 7. Motivated to function effectively with the organizational and administrative structure of a psychology department. 8. Value involvement and participation within the department of psychology. 9. The ability to work with a diverse population. 10. Ability to create and maintain, collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. Frequent - Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; travel or irregular hours often anticipated; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands. Travel may be required in this position Job requires standing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 10 pounds Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 501967
About Mississippi State University
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