JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor and in conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor, the Counselor works with a diverse college student population at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center by designing, coordinating, and implementing prevention initiatives. This position provides individual and group evaluations and assessments of students and coordinates outreach and training including preventive and appropriate responses to students with concerning behaviors including prevention of suicide and sexual assault. The Counselor leads individual assessments, counseling, and consultations. Facilitates groups with an emphasis on harm and risk reduction.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts individual assessments following departmental guidelines and professional and ethical standards. Develops and implements appropriate educational materials to complement interventions.
Facilitates psychoeducational and processes orientated counseling groups, including but not limited to judicial referral groups.
Provides culturally responsive services to underserved populations (e.g., students from racial and ethnic minority groups, students with LGBTQA+ identities, students who identify as Veterans, including prevention of suicide, sexual assault, use/misuse of alcohol and other drugs and general mental health counseling).
Provides urgent and crisis response services. Handles walk-in crisis services and after-hours/weekend on-call coverage. Responds to emergencies in a timely manner.
Identifies program needs and provides recommendations to the Assistant Vice Chancellor and the Clinical Supervisor.
Participates in case consultation i.e., individual and/or group as directed and seek assistance in matters that exceed the Counselor's level of expertise.
Develops and implements a variety of paraprofessional and professional trainings, programs, presentations, and workshops for the UTHSC community on various wellness topics (e.g., suicide and sexual assault prevention, self-care, adjustment, sleep, etc.)
Facilitates workshops and trainings with students, faculty, and staff. Plans events, develops, presents, and evaluates materials for constituency's specific needs and goals.
Provides evaluation and assessment of students.
Provides timely documentation of clinical findings regarding students and communicates with identified University constituents.
Collaborates with Assistant Vice Chancellor and Clinical Supervisor to coordinate prevention and outreach (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety/coping skills, suicide prevention, alcohol, and other drugs, etc.)
Participates in the preparation of unit reports and federally mandated reports.
Facilitates, supports, and engages in special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 215587
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.