The Clinical Counselor works with a diverse student population with concerns related to addictions, personal, and career development. The following represent some of the processes in completing the counseling duties: establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, other staff members, campus community, and general public; exercise, good judgment in appraising situations and making recommendations and clinical decisions; maintain daily records of all students receiving on-going counseling; make appropriate referrals to other agencies; make appropriate and effective use of counseling interventions, resources, and instruments. The position administers and interprets individual test results; conducts seminars for outreach counseling; completes the logistics necessary for an effective session. The incumbent is responsible for counseling students in the area of personal adjustment, academic and career counseling; conducting counseling sessions, networking with other counselors or student service personnel. The counselor participates in planning and creating programming activities for students in recovery, supervises graduate mental health interns and practicum students; assists students in gaining self-understanding and self-acceptance through individual and group counseling; prepares case files on all clients; works closely with other professional staff members who may be involved in planning and developing student service programs; applies good judgment in appraising situations and making recommendations and decisions; practices sound counseling methods; applies excellent communication and interpersonal skills while interacting with students, professional counselors, and administrators; participates in special projects and serve on committee as directed by administrator.
Working understanding of theories of human behavior, change processes, learning theory, and treatment of physical/mental health concerns to provide therapeutic services.
Test administration and interpretation require extreme accuracy because certain tests are used for the purpose of placing students in special classes depending upon the outcome of the test results. Therefore, test protocols must be followed with care; extreme accuracy in administration and interpretation is important.