Job TitleProfessional Counselor III
AgencyTexas A&M University Health Science Center
DepartmentCounseling & Psychological Services
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum Salary$6,050.00 monthly
Job LocationBryan, Texas
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.
Who we are
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) contributes to student learning and development. We provide exceptional services and programming focused on student mental health. CAPS exists to advance student development and academic success by providing personalized and evidenced-based mental health care to Aggies. Our Vision: To be a nationally recognized leader in college mental health through providing outstanding prevention, education and counseling services.
What we want
The Professional Counselor III, under general supervision, is responsible for providing embedded multiculturally competent clinical mental health counseling and outreach to individuals, couples, and groups. This position provides training seminars and professional expertise, may supervise assigned staff, and will assist in the coordination of counseling services, programs, and the development of new programs.
The Professional Counselor will office remotely from the Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Physics building on the west campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) campus while reporting to the home office of Counseling & Psychological Services in the Student Services Building (SSB) on main campus. A licensed clinician will supervise this position while partnering closely with administration in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (COALs) to serve the needs of the COALs student population in that area of campus. The Professional Counselor III will meet weekly with their CAPS team, attend staff meetings at CAPS, and attend case consultations with fellow clinicians. A significant portion of the role may include teaching mental health topics in large classroom settings and developing close consultation partnerships with faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.
What you need to know
In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, other specialty related to job function
Five years post-licensure clinical mental health experience in college counseling center or other relevant setting
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Must maintain licensure for continued employment
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of clinical competency in multicultural counseling
Ability to assess for crisis stabilization concerns and hospitalize when appropriate
Ability to work autonomously from a remote office while maintaining close relationships between CAPS and the partner administrative team
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Prefer clinical mental health experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and other college-aged concerns through a private practice office setting, a satellite office setting, and/or a college counseling center
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
Supervisor status with the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to provide bilingual clinical counseling services
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (COALs) is one of the most diverse on campus offering nearly 30 undergraduate degrees and 23 graduate degrees in both STEM and non-STEM fields
To best understand the student population, knowledge, and appreciation of this diversity within the college is preferred
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Direct Service)
Provides mental health counseling as well as crisis intervention to individuals, couples, and groups
Provides consultation to faculty, staff, students, and parents
May provide weekly supervision/training including review of recorded sessions and case review for provisionally licensed interns and/or practica students
May provide adjunct supervision for masters and doctoral degree graduate students in counseling
Provides outreach presentations for students, faculty, and staff members about counseling services, programs, professional development topics, issues, etc.
Clinical Administrative Duties
Meets ethical obligations for timely documentation of counseling services per State of Texas licensure requirements and Counseling & Psychological Services policies
Engages in counseling related activities including administering and interpreting psychological tests/inventories, making referrals, and managing various organizational and administrative aspects of counseling cases
Assists in the coordination of counseling services and programs, development of new programs, and organizational and administrative tasks
Consultation, Training, and Professional Development
Seeks consultation from peers and leadership for difficult clinical cases per State of Texas licensure requirements
Per state licensure requirements, participates in continuing education and professional development activities related to the performance of job functions and maintenance of skills in one’s professional specialty area
Serves on departmental committees and meetings, division and university committees, and other university functions
Provides professional presentations at local, regional, and national conferences and workshops
Provides training seminars for early career professionals
Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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