UIW Mission University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
Position Summary The University of the Incarnate Word invites applications for the position of Part-Time Clinical Counselor under the Counseling Center/Behavioral Health Services. This Counselor position is responsible for providing individual, group, and couples/ family counseling, as well as crisis assessment / intervention and psychoeducational presentations to students enrolled at UIW or any of its affiliate Pre K-12 programs and in the Osteopathic School of Medicine.
The clinical counselor will also occasionally serve as a consultant for parents of clients on behavioral issues; conduct programming and outreach; market counseling services to the campus community; work collaboratively with other academic and student support departments; establish cooperative relationships with campus, university, and community resources; and work with student groups.
As a licensed clinician, this team member is expected to participate in professional development opportunities and continuing education to maintain licensure. The successful candidate will possess competency and experience in working with diverse populations, medical students, military populations, survivors of violence/ sexual assault, and international clients. This team member should also be familiar with a wide variety of community resources, be comfortable with crisis intervention, practice cultural competence, and be enthusiastic about working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team. The clinical counselor will provide counseling services at the University of the Incarnate Word main campus and other UIW campuses as needed. This position reports to the Director of Counseling Services and serves under the Osteopathic School of Medicine.
Job Duty Name Essential Functions
Description of Job Duties • Provides direct counseling, assessment, psychoeducation, and referral to clients in need of behavioral health services. • Provides individual, family, couples, and group counseling. • Provides crisis intervention and emergency walk-in services. • Will be expected to spend majority of time engaging in direct client contact. • Provides clinical consultation to university community and serves on university committees. • Follows all professional ethical guidelines, including the maintenance of confidentiality and compliance with HIPAA/ FERPA/insurance and other university federal and state requirements. • Maintains flexibility as issues with coverage arise and as additional collaborative meetings are requested. • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with team members. • Must be able to manage conflict and to communicate well during problem-solving. • Provides consultation, mediation, psychoeducation, and outreach services and programs to the campus, faculty, staff, and students. (e.g. Orientations) • Works alongside interns in the provision of counseling services, psychoeducation, and consultation. • Represents the Counseling Center at campus community events, School of Osteopathic Medicine events, and at conferences. • Attends administrative, staff development, required training, and supervision meetings. • Contributes time to development of special behavioral health initiatives and grant funded projects connected to the Counseling Center and Osteopathic School of Medicine. • Maintains the flexibility to be able to work between hours of 8 and 6pm and occasional weekends. • Uses evidenced based and best practices in work with clients and clearly articulates these in clinical documentation. • Completes necessary and required documentation within 48 hours, consistent with professional and office expectations as well as accreditation requirements. • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities • Must be knowledgeable in a variety of evidenced based and brief counseling modalities and comfortable with the use of assessment and treatment planning. • Must be proficient in providing counseling to culturally diverse populations with a variety of life challenges/ diagnoses. • Must be eligible for insurance credentialing. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, and be social media savvy. • Assist with web page, social media, and on-line counseling. • Must possess excellent interpersonal, written, oral / presentation skills. • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA. • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Required Education Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field .
Required Work Experience Minimum 3 years of clinical counseling experience, preferably in a higher education/ health care setting.
Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations Current Texas Licensed Professional Counselor LPC / Texas. Temporary licensure (LPC Intern) will not be considered.
Must hold valid driver’s license and be able to drive to different UIW campuses as needed
Work Hours Between 8am-6pm. Must be flexible to meet needs of UIW students. May require occasional weekend work for special events.
Physical Demands Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.
Posting Number: AS841PO Job Type: Part Time Job Category: Administrator (exempt) Desired Start Date: 09/16/2019 Position End Date (if temporary): Reports To: Director of Counseling Open Date: 08/22/2019 Open Until Filled: Yes
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