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Counselor/Advisor

The Counselor/Advisor performs all roles and responsibilities as a generalist counselor within the Counseling and Advising Center. Also provides crisis intervention, psychological and counseling services of a remedial, preventative and developmental nature through contact with students and consultation with faculty and staff (individually and in groups). Supports faculty and staff in working with distressed students. Performs generalist counseling functions, including admission and registration, academic advising, transfer counseling as well as provides general College information.
Responsibilities
1. Intentionally focuses on leading and developing a culture of "caring regard" at the College.
2. Dedicates creative energy to the development of innovative student engagement programming. Such work is done in concert with the Advising Center and with the VP of Student Services, and relates to new/strategic initiatives.
3. Performs all generalist counselor/advisor functions including, but not limited to, admissions and registration, academic advising, responding to counselor alerts, provides general transfer information, as well as providing assistance to students to navigate a variety of academic situations.
4. Works a variety of day, evening, and some weekend hours to provide coverage for center and College needs. Must be able to retain flexibility with hours and schedule in order to meet the center's needs.
5. Serves on various governance and general College committees.
6. Provides professional development opportunities for faculty related to available services through the advising center.
7. MUST hold a license as either an LCSW or LPC to provide personal counseling to individuals or groups. Must be able to work independently as the only full-time mental health professional on campus. Must be able to respond to mental health crises on campus.
8. Serves as a standing member of College Behavior Assessment Team (CBAT).
9. Oversees, organizes and presents at the New Parent Orientation event.
10. Participates in a variety of recruitment and retention initiatives, including those related to the onboarding of new students and various retention strategies (e.g. SOAR).
11. Provides crisis intervention for students who are referred to the Counseling and Advising Center.
12. Communicates and advocates on behalf of students to administrators, faculty and staff and promotes a strong focus on student success amongst students, faculty and staff. Should be able to work well with faculty and understand the differing relationships the students have with various members of the campus community.
13. Works collaboratively with the VPSS and other Counseling & Advising Center staff members to develop, monitor and assess functions pertaining to the efficient delivery of services provided by the Counseling and Advising Center.
14. Participates on committees and special programs as assigned.
15. Counsels new students and their parents regarding the admissions process and College requirements.
16. Maintains active membership in professional organizations and attends programs for counselors in order to remain current in the field of counseling.
17. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
1. Master's Degree in Counseling or related field, LCSW or LPC REQUIRED. Advising experience in Higher Education preferred.
2. Responsible for becoming well-versed in SCCC policies and procedures, academic requirements, campus resources and support services.
3. Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, including minority and international students.
4. Interpersonal/human relations skills.
5. Trauma training and cultural sensitivity training skills desirable
6. Ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions.
7. Ability to work with students and parents to help each navigate their changing roles.
8. Ability to act as an advocate for both the student and the College.
9. Ability to identify students' needs for support services in order to make appropriate referrals.
10. Ability to operate a personal computer and various software packages.
11. Demonstrated ability to provide short-term individual and group counseling and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies preferred.
12. Demonstrated autonomy, effectiveness and sensitivity in clinical work preferred.
Effective September 1, 2011, the NJ First Act requires that certain classifications of persons employed by a public higher education institution will have 365 days within which to establish a principle residence in NJ. Failure to comply will render the individual unqualified to continue to hold the position. Individuals may seek exemption from the residency exemption committee based on critical need or hardship.
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