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  • Short Term POOL - Pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor - Student Health Center

    Coast Community College District

    [b][u]Summary[/u][/b]
     
    Provides Mental Health Services to students in order to promote emotional health, student success and retention.  Provides psychological intake, assessment, crisis intervention, personal counseling/psychotherapy, case management, consultation and referral services. Collaborates with other staff and faculty to enhance services to students by demonstrating a commitment to supporting, empowering and retaining students from underrepresented groups.
     
    [b][u]Distinguishing Career Features[/u][/b]
     
    The Mental Health Counselor is a mental health professional supporting Student Mental Health Wellness. The Counselor will participate in "Wellness activities"; such as providing referrals to community services;  regular consultation with students, faculty and staff; and participating in presentations, events and other activities furthering the idea of Wellness on campus.
     
    [b][u]Essential Duties and Responsibilities[/u][/b]
     
    Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs.  Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:

    * Provide personal short-term and crises counseling services through direct contact with students individually, in groups and screenings.
    * Develop student, faculty and staff training/workshops.
    * Develop student, faculty and staff educational/resource materials.
    * Provide referrals that empower students to identify and utilize college and community support services.
    * Provide individual assessment, and counseling to students seeking assistance with personal, psychological or interpersonal problems.
    * Develop and implement preventive, educational and outreach programming to students who are often marginalized or minoritized.
    * Keep timely, appropriate, and accurate clinical records.
    * Participate in departmental meetings, group supervision, and continuing education; continuously seek to improve the quality of services.
    * Assist in assessing student psychological or wellness needs; collaborate with the college's
    * Present educational programs to members of the college community to promote personal, interpersonal and psychological health.
    * Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful college community.
    * Assist in research relevant to assessing student needs and describing student behavior and culture; assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of counseling and other services and activities.
    * Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.

 


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