Counselor

Bluefield State College Bluefield, WV

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Job Description
Counselor (Revised Posting; Search Extended)

POSITION TITLE: Counselor

JVA#: 2018-12 (Position No. 109)

DEPARTMENT: Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs

POSITION CLASSIFICATION/COMPENSATION: This position is Nonclassified, Full-time, carries an Exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and serves at the will and pleasure of the President. Compensation will be commensurate with specific qualifications and experience as related to this particular position.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides academic/educational, career/vocational, and personal counseling services to all students enrolled in the institution. In addition, this position conducts institutional testing and assessments, maintains records, collaborates with others as may be appropriate, to provide counseling assistance to students, and works as a team member within the Counseling Center department to provide the daily services of the Counseling Center's Academic Achievement and Career units which promote student retention and success. The incumbent serves as a key member of the enrollment management team by contributing to the retention and academic success of students.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conducts Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling and Advising

  • Serves students assigned or referred to the BSC Counseling Center, including but not limited to high-risk students, minorities, international students and other students; the position is responsible to provide the full scope of counseling services in the areas of academic, career, and personal counseling and advising, including crisis intervention as may be necessary. This position will provide counseling support and services to students at various BSC locations as assigned.
  • Provides advising to support the registration activities and services for the college.
  • Advises and counsels students who have an undeclared major or who are on academic probation.
  • Provides occupational information and career counseling to help students define realistic career goals. Provides crisis intervention and short-term personal counseling (therapy) to students and maintains confidential clinical progress notes; when necessary, refers students to community resources.
  • Serves as primary Counseling Center team member to oversee the tutoring program for student athletes (which involves selecting, training, scheduling, and supervising tutors). Collaborates with leadership within the Department of Athletics as necessary. Additional responsibilities include performing duties to support student athlete academic success and as assigned by supervisor, such as: ?Provides academic counseling and advising to student-athletes, assists with tracking and reporting on student-athletes' academic standing, and counsels athletes regarding how to maintain eligibility for athletic programs and achieve academic success. ?Assists with written reports regarding athletes' academic standing during the semester for the athletic director (AD), coaches, Director of Counseling, and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; provides written reports regarding athletes' academic progress when requested by supervisor. ?Offers and conducts support workshops as appropriate, and attends athletic staff meetings and compliance meetings when requested.
  • Maintains records, documentation, written reports and job-related data in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with counseling profession's standards.
  • Ensures compliance with institutional policies and practices, state and federal laws and regulations and industry standards.

    Provides Services in the Counseling Center's Academic Achievement and Career units
  • Serves as one of two Counselors to perform the daily operation of the Academic Achievement resource unit to promote student success and to increase student retention efforts in the Counseling Center.
  • Administers career inventories, interprets results and communicates the results to students.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes career information to facilitate career and academic advising for students.
  • Works closely with other campus units to develop and implement the college's strategic retention goals and objectives.

    Support Student Retention and Student Success Initiatives
  • Serves as an active member of the College's enrollment team to support student retention and student success initiatives.
  • Provides academic support and monitoring service to students who receive an early alert academic notice.
  • Oversees the Counseling Center's tutoring programs (includes online Smarthinking) which involves selecting, training, scheduling, and supervising tutors.
  • Assists with educational services by administering or proctoring exams, i.e., ACCUPLACER, ACT, NLN, TEAS, TOEFL, Workkeys, correspondence exams, etc..
  • Conducts career, personal, and academic workshops; recommends other workshops as may be appropriate.
  • Teaches a student development course when required; provides academic advising training to staff as needed; provides advising and registration services for college functions (orientation, open house, etc.) as assigned.

    Additional Duties
  • Serves on committees, keeps current on higher education issues as it relates to position responsibilities, keeps supervisor apprised of daily activities in a timely manner, especially when encountering sensitive issues.
  • Makes recommendations, based on services the incumbent provides, to supervisor regarding multicultural seminar topics and cultural planning activities; may develop and implement multicultural programming.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. ? MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or human services related field from an accredited institution.
  • At least one year of personal counseling experience.
  • Knowledge of clinical and/or counseling intervention techniques.
  • Ability to perform clinical evaluation and assessment, intervention and treatment planning, diagnostic abilities, crisis intervention, individual and group clinical counseling.
  • Experience with counseling techniques.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to establish priorities, handle multiple tasks under time constraints with competing deadlines, and produce accurate, detailed work within established timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • This position may work limited evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Valid State Driver's License.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or LPC eligible; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or LCSW eligible; National Certified Counselor (NCC) or NCC eligible.
  • Career counseling, multicultural, academic, and student-athlete advising experience.
  • Working knowledge of higher education and academic advising experience.

    THE COLLEGE: The mission of Bluefield State College is to provide students an affordable, accessible opportunity for public higher education. A historically black institution, Bluefield State College prepares students for diverse professions, graduate study, informed citizenship, community involvement, and public service in an ever-changing global society. More information about the College is available at www.bluefieldstate.edu.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Completed applications are to be submitted in electronic format only to humanresources@bluefieldstate.edu and must include: 1.Letter of interest specific to the position; 2.A completed BSC Employment Application (form available at https://www.bluefieldstate.edu/resources/human-resources/jobs 3.Resume/CV; 4.Contact information for at least three professional references; and 5.Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process; official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate.

    DATE POSTED: November 2, 2018

    CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, applications must be received by 4:00 pm EST, Monday, January 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled; however, applications received after the deadline may not receive full consideration. Previous applicants need not reapply.

    Bluefield State College is an HBCU, AA/EOE/ADA employer, committed to the principle that minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The college complies with all applicable federal and state laws designed to promote equal educational and employment opportunities. Bluefield State College does not provide H1B visa or employment sponsorship.

    MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or human services related field from an accredited institution.
    • At least one year of personal counseling experience.
    • Knowledge of clinical and/or counseling intervention techniques.
    • Ability to perform clinical evaluation and assessment, intervention and treatment planning, diagnostic abilities, crisis intervention, individual and group clinical counseling.
    • Experience with counseling techniques.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to establish priorities, handle multiple tasks under time constraints with competing deadlines, and produce accurate, detailed work within established timeframes.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
    • This position may work limited evening and weekend hours as needed.
    • Valid State Driver's License.


    Internal Number: 2018-12 (Position No. 109