Georgia College & State University seeks applications for the position of Counselor. This is a full-time staff position in a growing counseling center, available as the result of an internal promotion. The successful candidate will provide direct counseling services to a student clientele, assist in the provision of emergency services, and offer workshops and training opportunities for campus groups. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Counseling Services.
The position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, marriage & family therapy, or closely related field. Candidates are expected to be appropriately licensed in their professional field in Georgia, or be willing to work toward licensure within six months of hire (associate licensure or fellow status acceptable). Candidates must have knowledge and demonstrated skills in individual and group counseling methods. Excellent oral, written and listening communication capabilities are required, along with the ability to develop and maintain a strong therapeutic alliance with clients. Candidates must be able to understand and comply with ethical and legal standards which govern their practice, and are expected to demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity.
Preference will be given to candidates who have had experience working with college students, particularly work experience in a college counseling center. Knowledge of developmental characteristics of late adolescence and young adulthood and the unique difficulties confronting individuals in these stages of life are also preferred.
As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, GCSU attracts academically successful students who are mostly of traditional age. There is a freshman residency requirement, and most students live either in university housing or in close proximity to the campus. The university is situated in downtown Milledgeville, a vibrant small-town community in central Georgia. In addition, GCSU has a graduate and professional center in nearby Macon. Counseling Services provides a full array of services, including personal, career, and academic counseling, developmental outreach, alcohol/drug education, and limited psychiatric services. Review of applications will begin August 7, and continue until the position is filled.
GCSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-445-5596.
Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation.
To apply, go to www.gcsujobs.com click on “Full Time Staff Positions.”