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Counselor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

# Must have a degree from an accredited CACREP institution. # Maryland State licensure must accompany application for counseling positions. # State of Maryland Licensing Board requirements for approved counseling supervisors. # Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage. # A fingerprint supported background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

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Position Information

Position Title Counselor
Position Type Staff
Department Student Engagement and Leadership
FLSA Exempt
Union/Non Union Non Union
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Grade 15
Salary Range
Hiring Salary Range $65,150 - $71,665/Annual
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary Regular
Job Description Summary

Provide psychological services to students including brief individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to psychiatric and /or medical resources as needed; assist in developing and implementing outreach programming; serve as consultant and educator to students, faculty, and staff. The ability to work comfortably both individually and cooperatively as a team member in providing effective programs. Counseling services places a high value on serving a diverse population of students, therefore, provides a variety of services to help students with psychological, educational, social, and developmental concerns. Supervise the development and implementation of outreach programming. Supervise graduate level interns.

Minimum Qualifications

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Doctorate or Master’s degree preferred in counseling, psychology, social work, higher education, student services or related field. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Two years required, five years preferred full-time experience as a counselor, preferably in a community college counseling center.
  3. Two years required, five years preferred full-time management experience in counseling or a related mental health field.
  4. Maryland license in respective mental health field required.
Criteria

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Evidence of knowledge and experience in employing varied therapeutic modalities and techniques appropriate for different presenting clinical needs.
  2. Evidence of currency in professional discipline through continuing education, professional development, and/or scholarly activity.
  3. Substantiate the ability to facilitate campus wide and community based presentations.
  4. Indicate the ability to conduct psychometric testing.
  5. Relevant educational preparation to manage diverse presenting clinical cases.
  6. Relevance of psychotherapeutic experience to anticipated college population in counseling, psychology, and other mental health disciplines.
  7. Relevance of non-clinical professional experience to anticipate outreach for clinical programming. Examples: Group development, writing grants and, working with grant-funded programs, etc.
  8. Verify the ability to assess learning disabilities. Examples: ADD and ADHD.
  9. The ability to facilitate specialized therapeutic groups. Examples: Substance Abuse, Anger Management and Sexual Assault.
  10. Evidence of relevant professional certifications held. Examples: NCE, CEAP, CAC, MFT, Counselor Education/Supervision, Certified Mental Health Counselor.
  11. Evidence of ability to be a team player, and contribute positively to a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student population and campus environment.
  12. Confirm knowledge of learning-centeredness and the role of a counselor at a learning-centered college.
  13. Ability to perform detailed work independently, as well as, in a team environment.
  14. Working knowledge with Microsoft Office.
  15. Willingness to work in stressful situations
  16. Ability to respond to on call emergency situations on campus during work hours.
Job Requirements
  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  4. A fingerprint supported background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PGCC100011/12
Open Date 09/14/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants
  1. Must have a degree from an accredited CACREP institution.
  2. Maryland State licensure must accompany application for counseling positions.
  3. State of Maryland Licensing Board requirements for approved counseling supervisors.
  4. Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage.
    # A fingerprint supported background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have at least two years of related experience? See minimum qualifications as specified for this position. Application and resume must show evidence of experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter "See Resume"

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have two years supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the certification and/or license as required/preferred for this position? (See minimum qualifications on posting).
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected "Other" please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. Curriculum Vitae