The Counselor provides direct mental health, personal and career counseling to PHSU students. This position also contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Collaborate and take guidance from the Director of Counseling in Puerto Rico to align services and implement counseling programs.
- Knowledge of theories and foundations of counseling, ethical and legal issues in counseling/therapy.
- Coordinate services with our Counseling Center at the main campus in Ponce, Puerto Rico to partner and provide individual and group counseling to students in the following areas:
- Family and couples counseling and psychotherapy
- Career counseling
- Performance enhancement
- Psychological disability services
- Alcohol and drug programs
- Crisis intervention during psychological emergencies and post-disaster
- Trainings, workshops, and seminars (e.g., paraprofessional counseling, stress management, substance abuse prevention).
- Address all student issues in a professional and timely manner, and in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
- Serve on committees as assigned or appointed by the Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success.
- Travel required to Ponce, Puerto Rico for initial and continuous training as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Critical Thinking & Judgement - able to make well-reasoned, sensible, and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available information, considerations, and other factors.
- Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
- Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader. Possess expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.
- Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
- Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
- Multi-Cultural- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. Listed below are the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position, as well as the Physical Demands and Work Environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Master’s Degree in mental health counseling, psychological sciences, or related fields.
Experience. At least two (2) years of experience working in a college counseling center or higher. Knowledge of local and state community resources. Crisis intervention experience. Knowledge of healthcare and graduate/medical school related programs.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Active license in the state of Missouri as a clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist or psychologist.