Counseling: Provide short-term counseling and referral services for students experiencing developmental and/or emotional problems affecting academic performance. Assess for students' safety to self and others. Follow "best practices" procedures to document all counseling sessions including presenting problems, safety assessment, observe mental status, and history/prior treatments. Document any contact regarding a students mental health or presenting concerns including phone calls, emails, face-to-face and virtual consults.
Provide crisis intervention services for students. Mobilize toward student's location if necessary or be available for immediate consultation with student to assess for safety to self and others and any necessary referrals to county crisis units. Arrange transport for immediate evaluation and treatment in a safe environment for the student. This includes completing documentation of behaviors, impression, mental status, and facts related to the decision making process to ensure safety to self and others.
Provide faculty and staff outreach, consultation, and support to AACC faculty/staff/BAT team regarding questions and mental health services available to students. Develop and present psycho-educational workshops.
Facilitate wellness and classroom workshops for students on such topics as QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training, stress management, test anxiety, transitions and grief, guided relaxation, and successful communication. Serve as a liaison to other student service departments in implementing outreach programming.
Meet with Homeless/Unsupported and at risk youth as referred by Financial Aid to determine if the student meets the criteria as outlined by the Department of Education and NAFSAA to obtain adequate financial support. Support the student with their needs, inform them of available resources, and maintain appropriate documentation and record keeping.
Participate in case consultation meetings and attend professional development seminars and workshops to acquire mandated CEU's and maintain licensure (LCPC or LCSW-C) from the State of Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
Maintain liaisons with Anne Arundel County services and various mental health agencies to ensure outreach and referral sources to students in need of assistance for long-term counseling and/or other basic needs (i.e. housing, food, medical services, etc)
Administrative: Complete administrative responsibilities including general correspondence, supervision of student worker, monthly report, annual goals, and updating internal operating manual of policies and procedures.
Master's degree or higher
Minimum of two years experience in crisis intervention
Working knowledge of mental health issues, counseling theories, and student development theories
Excellent oral/written/communication skills
Proficient in microsoft office and master student information systems technology
Flexibility to work at all AACC locations (virtually or face-to-face) as needed and within the opening hours of the college w/ restricted leave during the months of January and August.
With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. The college’s nationally recognized and award-winning programs have helped its more than 51,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution offering credit programs leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition. Students may prepare to transfer to a four-year institution or prepare for an immediate career. AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest. In addition to its main campus in Arnold, Md., the college has degree centers at Arundel Mills, Glen Burnie and at centers and schools around the county. In 2012, the college opened the 30,000-square-foot Center for Cyber and Professional Training in Hanover, which houses 13 specialized labs, a testing center and faculty support space. Located in Anne... Arundel County near historic Annapolis - home to the U.S. Naval Academy – AACC is conveniently located just minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore. To learn more, visit www.aacc.edu.