Professional Counselor Job Description

Professional Counselor Job Description

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Professional counselor provides mental health assessment, crisis intervention, short-term therapy, periodic support groups, case management, and referral services for students.

Professional Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Administer and interpret career assessment tools
Special projects or unanticipated needs may result in other duties being assigned
Staff and complete tasks at Hayward on-campus events at the direction of Associate Director
Provide training opportunities for progression planning
Perform special recruitment and yield related projects as assigned during off-season, specifically summers
Maintains open and appropriate communication with faculty, deans and students regarding academic policies and procedures
Provides Degree Verification Letters upon request
Evaluates and posts transfer work as needed
Informs the Assistant Registrar of problems related to student academic records
Assists with Commencement planning and execution

Professional Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Professional Counselor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IAODAPCA, CPR, BLS, CAP, MCAP

Education for Professional Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the professional counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and University Degree in Counseling, School Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Guidance, Education, Health, Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Graduate

Skills for Professional Counselor

Desired skills for professional counselor include:

Treatment
Assessment
Diagnosis
Referral needs
Leading groups
Microsoft Software
Programming
Titanium Scheduler
Available community/clinical resources and best practice therapeutic intervention skills
Current health/mental health issues and problems

Desired experience for professional counselor includes:

Must be able to meet tight deadlines and submit all required paperwork according to office deadlines, including reimbursement forms for travel
Ability to learn and use administrative database system(s), including Pioneer Data Warehouse, Peoplesoft, OnBase and MS Office applications
Ability and willingness to understand, embrace, and communicate CSUEB marketing messages
Ability to present a professional, businesslike image to students, prospective students, staff, faculty, visitors and the public
Must have a valid California Driver's License and access to a vehicle to perform duties of the position
Ability and willingness to accommodate flexible work schedule that includes evenings and weekends

Professional Counselor Examples

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Professional Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of professional counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for professional counselor
  • Mentor less experienced travel agents
  • Accurately and timely releases excess funds, also ensuring to monitor enrollment verification with each student and providing timely follow up on changes that may affect their aid
  • Must work at one of two University commencement events each year
  • Meet with clients on either a one-on-one basis or in a group format through walk-in or scheduled appointments to discuss and advise on a variety of academic and career development issues
  • Abide by all ethical, professional
  • Participate in off-campus recruiting activities in places such as career fairs, corporate recruiting, church and para-church organizations, two-year colleges and schools
  • Participate fully in Information Sessions and all admissions events
  • Independently provide comprehensive advisement, individually and in groups, which include academic, personal, financial, or career-related counseling to a caseload of current EOP students
  • Perform in-depth analysis of student skills, abilities, previous academic performance and
  • Provide advisement, individually and in groups, which include academic, personal, financial, or career-related counseling to a caseload of current EOP students
Qualifications for professional counselor
  • Must reside within a 25 mile radius of either Riverside or Downtown Los Angeles
  • Required to have a designated home office space
  • Willingness and ability to speak to large groups, presenting information on admissions, financial aid, CSUEB, and the CSU
  • Ability to quickly develop comprehensive knowledge about CSUEB (Hayward and Concord campuses) and CSU/CSUEB enrollment requirements, policies, and procedures, general knowledge about financial aid processes and procedures
  • Hold a master's degree in mental health counseling, or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Other (VA Form 10-2850c)
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Professional Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a professional counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for professional counselor
  • Complete GE evaluation and advising worksheets and maintain detailed and current records on each assigned student, including program of study outline, quarterly academic progress, counseling/advising contacts, referrals, and test scores
  • Assist students to identify their problems, think them through, evaluate them realistically, deal with their aptitudes and abilities as related to their particular needs and circumstances, select suitable educational or vocational goals, and implement corrective measures to alleviate skill deficiencies
  • Use judgment to address individual student problems,, which represent integrative approaches comprising appropriate referrals to campus services and other resources
  • Implement established techniques of encouraging and supporting the personal developmental needs of a diverse student population
  • Utilize proper and established techniques to interact with persons with hostile reactions and bring such situations under control
  • Plan and conduct retention-related workshops, sessions, and/or courses, as required
  • Maintain regular contact with students on caseload and monitor each student's academic progress
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of program implementation and services for designated caseloads
  • Maintain a planning schedule for caseload management
  • Write caseload reports, which include evaluation and recommendations
Qualifications for professional counselor
  • Five to seven years of experience, university experience preferred
  • Knowledge of current issues affecting higher education, student affairs, career services and academic advising
  • Knowledge of individual and group dynamics to be used when counseling clients
  • Knowledge of complex and evolving university policies and procedures regarding academic probation, academic disqualification, academic renewal and reinstatement
  • Knowledge of, experience with, and ability to serve a diverse student population
  • Skills in communication including listening, writing and speaking which includes public speaking
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Professional Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a professional counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for professional counselor
  • Represent the department in appropriate committees
  • Initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including faculty, staff, student organizations and off-campus community groups
  • Partake in appropriate professional development activities to remain current on relevant issues pertaining to higher education and the recruitment and retention of low-income and high risk students
  • Participate in campus wide events and programs, which seek to recruit, retain, or encourage the success of low-income and environmentally disadvantaged students
  • Perform in-depth analysis of student skills, abilities, previous academic performance and factors contributing to the student's academic progress to assist students in program planning, course advising, major and career exploration
  • Use professional judgment to develop solutions to individual student problems, of considerable difficulty, which represent integrative approaches comprising appropriate referrals to campus services and other resources
  • Implement innovative ways of encouraging and supporting the personal developmental needs of a diverse student population
  • Utilize proper techniques to interact with persons with hostile reactions and bring such situations under control
  • Plan, develop, and conduct retention-related workshops, sessions, and/or courses, as required
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead in the implementation of programs and services for designated component (Freshmen Transitions, Transfer Transitions, Academic Advising, Special Projects)
Qualifications for professional counselor
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with student records
  • Skills in customer-client service with an emphasis on problem solving to deliver services in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to generate and maintain collaborative working relationships with campus and community stakeholders
  • Ability to operate independently while applying sound professional judgment, maintaining professional standards and insuring client confidentiality
  • Skills in mathematics used to accurately calculate grade point averages and grade point deficiencies
  • Skills in computers including a working knowledge of computer applications including all Microsoft Office projects and on-line systems including current in-house academic record application software (PeopleSoft) and current on-line career services management products (CSOResearch/PioneerJobs)
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Professional Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a professional counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for professional counselor
  • Maintain a planning schedule for the component
  • Write component reports which include evaluation and recommendations
  • Coordinate the development and updating of all needed publications
  • Oversee a major component(s) in the Summer Bridge Program, EOP Orientation Sessions, EOP Graduation Celebration
  • Assist with interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating Summer Bridge instructors, tutors, workshop facilitators, and student assistants, as needed
  • Teach a section of USLS (University Success Lecture Series) for the Summer Bridge Program, as required
  • Develop and present workshops on various academic issues to meet the needs of EOP students and Summer Bridge participants
  • Participate in regular departmental, component, and Summer Bridge meetings
  • Coordinate in the development of the departmental newsletter, as required
  • Evaluate EOP applicant's transcripts, test scores, and EOP supplemental forms for academic eligibility, enrollment, and program participation
Qualifications for professional counselor
  • Ability to quickly and accurately develop, retain, interpret, and apply comprehensive knowledge about CSU/CSUEB enrollment policies & procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including thorough knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Two years of experience in disability support, assistive technology knowledge, tutoring, post-secondary developmental education or related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer applications, including the Microsoft Office suite, developmental and learning disability support software and computer assistive technology is needed
  • Experience in higher education disability support including interpreting disability documentation and/or psychological evaluations
  • Establishing and/or maintaining an assistive technology such as Kurzweil
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Professional Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of professional counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for professional counselor
  • Conduct interviews for admission consideration, as appropriate
  • Provide admissions counseling to returning EOP students whom are reapplying or seeking reinstatement to the university
  • Determine each participant's need for program services by completing a EXCEL Academic Need Rating Sheet
  • Monitor participant's on-going progress and performance by reviewing student enrollment and academic status
  • Provide participants with of the program's eight student services
  • Monitor participant's financial aid to minimize loans and maximize grants and scholarships
  • Counsels prospective students, parents, and the general public regarding University admissions requirements, policies, and procedures through workshops, presentations, appointments, and phone, e-mail and paper communications
  • Advises prospective students on their eligibility for admission to the University through individual appointments, phone sessions, and e-mail
  • Aids prospective students who are not regularly eligible to the University in developing a plan to achieve their educational goals
  • Provides prospective students with general information on financial aid, housing, student services, retention programs and other campus opportunities
Qualifications for professional counselor
  • Graduation from a regionally-accredited college/university with a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, counseling psychology, or related degree
  • Licensed as LCSW, LPC, or Licensed Psychologist
  • Three years of counseling experience
  • Two years related sales or marketing experience
  • Develop and present workshops on various academic issues to meet the needs of EOP
  • Knowledge of interviewing and counseling skills and the ability to apply these to the counseling session

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