Campus Counselor

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Barton College is seeking candidates for the position of full-time, 9-month Campus Counselor. This position exists to provide psychotherapy and psycho-educational programming to students in individual and group settings in order to enhance their emotional well-being, personal development, and academic success.

The Counselor, under the direction of the Executive Director of Student Health Services, also contributes to the general support, guidance, and achievement of the vision for the Lee Student Health Center.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops, delivers, evaluates, and coordinates psycho-educational and developmental outreach programs and workshops for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Provides counseling services to the general student population.
  • Provides mental health crisis consultation per Barton College Counseling Services Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Provides culturally competent short-term individual, group, and couples therapy over a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses to a college student population.
  • Manages cases including intake assessment, treatment planning, and community referrals as appropriate.
  • Provides consultation to faculty, staff, students, and parents on mental health issues and specific students (within the limits defined by confidentiality).
  • Participates in Student Engagement and Success activities pertinent to the well-being of students and the college community, including serving on college committees, attending new student orientation and scheduled divisional meetings, and participating in the annual divisional retreat (typically scheduled in May).
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with public and private mental health agencies and provides community service referrals as needed.
  • Maintains confidential student records.
  • Participates in new student orientation (dates typically scheduled in May, June, and August) for all incoming freshmen, transfers, and their parents.
  • Participates in campus professional development activities and associations and also maintains licensure and membership with professional organizations.
  • Serves as an active liaison between the College administration, faculty, and the student.
  • Writes and develops working reports when requested.
  • Encourages students and staff to participate in college programs and student activities.
  • Maintains continuous active membership and licensure with state board.
  • Participates in Behavioral Intervention Team

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a counseling field and LCSW, LMFT, or LPC credential. Continuous active membership and licensure with the North Carolina state board and two years of independent counseling experience.
  • Demonstrated effective skills in providing mental health counseling with college-age, diverse individuals and experience counseling within an institution of higher learning are preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills along with the ability to work collaboratively with others to provide programs and services to enhance student engagement and retention.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and familiarity with SimplePractice preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills required.

Application Guidance

Please submit application materials including a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information for at least three professional references (all documents should be MS Word or PDF format) to Human Resources at employment@barton.edu. References will not be checked until the candidate is informed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Any claims of discrimination for Title IX or otherwise should be directed to Title IX Coordinator Victoria A. Morris at P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893, or at 252-399-6330 or vamorris@barton.edu.

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