THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND,BALTIMORE- OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, is seeking a full-time Senior Counselor to join the Student Counseling Center. The selected candidate will work independently to provide counseling services to students with personal mental health and/or school related issues. The selected candidate will provide short term/solution focused counseling using cognitive behavioral therapy. Experience working with issues related to substance abuse and/or eating disorders is highly desirable.
*****This position requires selected evening hours*****
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Maintains clinical case load of individual student clients, and conducts individual, couples and group short term, solution focused counseling.
Identifies and evaluates student's current mental health needs and develops a treatment plan. When appropriate, makes referrals to consulting psychiatrist and appropriate community agencies.
Performs emergency services including triage and crisis intervention.
Develops and delivers presentations on mental health/wellness related topics.
Consults with other clinicians and works effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
Maintains and completes case management notes in a timely manner and other accountability measures consistent with center's established timeline. Performs clinical chart reviews.
Provides preventive, protective, or supportive services to individuals or groups who are in or threatened by situations detrimental to their well-being or that of the community.
Serve as mental health consultant to university stakeholders.
Education: Master's degree in a related field, such as Psychology
Licensure: Licensed as Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland.
Experience: One (1) year post-licensure (LCPC) experience related experience in area of treatment including responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others. 3 years of post-licensure experience and PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program preferred.
Preferred candidate will have: 3 years of relevant experience rendering mental health services to adults in a mental health community organization, institution of higher learning or private practice.
Experience working in a University Counseling Center.
Experience with cognitive behavioral treatment .
Specialized experience working with issues related to substance abuse and/or eating disorders.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of best practices in the field as well as relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies utilizing proper application of diagnostic tools.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches.
Ability to continuously seek improvements in order to support the goals and strategic mission of the program.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision-making processes.
Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to manage situations with tact, diplomacy, understanding, and fairness. Ability to maintain confidentiality of clients and information obtained during treatment.
Demonstrated leadership ability and effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations.
Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with individuals and/or families from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Skill in supervision of mental health professionals and trainees.
Knowledge of the challenges facing graduate and professional students.
Ability to manage conflict and to communicate effectively during problem-solving. Flexibility and willingness to work during non-office hours. Ability to perform essential duties under stressful situations.
Demonstrate skills in program coordination. Experience with assessment/data collection and preparing reports as assigned. Interest in monitoring counseling center's web page software.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.