Job Code: 006327,006328
Job Title: Counselor
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 12/20/12 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Job Type: Regular Full-time
Location: Coastal Resources and Resiliency Center, Main Campus, Alabama
Department: Academic Affairs
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The University of South Alabama is one of the fastest growing universities in the South, providing quality academic programs, innovative hands-on classroom experiences, and a campus rich in diversity and student life.
Works as part of an interdisciplinary team, funded by the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project (MBHCP), to provide therapeutic treatment and deliver evidence based prevention and intervention programs to adults, children, and families in Mobile and Baldwin counties; builds mental and behavioral health treatment capacity and increases literacy to help Gulf Coast communities prepare for future man-made and natural disasters; provides psychosocial and mental health assessments, consultations and direct services; collaborates with multidisciplinary field team members to plan and coordinate treatment; recommends therapeutic remedies; coordinates case services; utilizes crisis prevention/intervention and conflict resolution strategies to render appropriate and immediate guidance to clients in crisis or in immediate need of clinical services; delivers evidence-based training, assessment, individual and group services to children and families in schools, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and community settings; support school/community by providing advocacy for children and families and by referring/collaborating with community agencies to connect clients with needed services; maintains written records of therapy; collects relevant data and prepares reports according to established policy and outcome measures; conducts program and service evaluations; establishes supportive strength-based services in trauma, disaster response, resiliency, and prevention of public health problems; contributes to community needs assessments and partners with appropriate community resources to develop ways to meet identified service gaps; participates in training Community Health workers from the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program; partners with the local school systems and FQHCs to make high-quality and sustainable mental and behavioral health services more accessible to children and families; collaborates with GRHOP partners to develop a sustainable Quad State Consortium dedicated to addressing behavioral and mental health needs in coastal communities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana; networks with local, state and national organizations, GRHOP grant partners and universities for future program development; participates in trainings and professional development opportunities related to learning appropriate evidence based techniques to address mental health needs of children and adults; follows appropriate University, MBHCP, and assigned community agencies/organizations policies and procedures to ensure safety and confidentiality of clients and to comply with ethical guidelines; support MBHCP assessment and evaluation efforts; provides support to children, adolescents and adults by addressing social, family and environmental factors affecting community member's ability to attain success academically, professionally and socially; educate parents about resources and assistance available in the community; facilitates workshops and groups on trauma and disaster response, recovery and resilience; implements evidence based prevention and intervention programs as requested by community stakeholders; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.
Master's degree in counseling, psychology or related field from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, two years directly related professional counseling experience, and LPC/NCC designation eligible. Experience working with children and families in a school or primary care setting is preferred. Experience in disaster preparation and response and long term recovery is preferred.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.