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Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023
Position Summary Information
Position Summary
As a licensed therapist, the Counselor will provide counseling services of a preventive, supportive, and developmental nature through direct and indirect consultations with students who are experiencing psychological, social or emotional distress or dysfunction. Practice areas include delivering high-quality evidence-based evaluation and treatment to a diverse student population.

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide brief therapy services, including individual and/or group counseling, to currently enrolled students.
  • Assist clients in identifying and utilizing other campus resources and services related to student success and well-being. Provide referrals to off-campus providers for students who require more specialized services.
  • Provide intake, triage, and other mental health assessments to ensure optimal delivery of services.
  • Respond to student mental health crises and provide after-hours emergency coverage as needed.
  • Maintain confidential case files and records.
  • Coordinate and provide innovative outreach and prevention programs in key areas of student mental health and well-being.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students and serve as a general resource person where student mental health and well-being are concerned.
  • Provide consultation for faculty, staff, and students regarding individual students of concern who may be exhibiting signs of distress or dysfunction.
  • Explore opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
  • Serve on relevant University committees as needed.
  • Attend appropriate local, regional, and national meetings and conferences for professional development and to represent the department, the division, and the University.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to effectively assess, provide therapy and evaluate students in need of counseling services.
  • Knowledge of counseling theories and the ability to apply knowledge to effectively provide counseling to students.
  • Must have effective group dynamic and crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records and reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and software programs.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work well with supervisors, coworkers, the university community, and the public.
  • Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and utilize appropriate software.
  • Ability to apply student development theories.
Physical Requirements
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Community Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy or related field.
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider, Social Worker, Psychological Examiner, or Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee required within one (1) year of hire date.
  • Experience working with young adults ages 17 – 24.
  • A background check will be required for the successful applicant.
  • An official transcript and names, addresses and phone number of three (3) references will be required for the successful applicant.
  • Essential employee will be required to report to work during inclement weather and emergency or disaster situations.
  • Ability to provide services outside of typical office hours, when required, to meet student needs