Administration | Full time | Date Posted: 04-21-20

Counselor

Western Wyoming Community College

Western Wyoming Community College is seeking a qualified Counselor to join the team.

Position Summary

The Counselor’s primary responsibilities are in the areas of personal and crisis counseling, academic advising, and group programs for WWCC students. Other duties include teaching/coordinating workshops, seminars, and courses directed at life skill areas, assistance with ADA accommodations, facilitating and promotion of prevention and wellness efforts, share in the afterhours on-call duties, responds to crisis calls from  students and college personnel, as well as other activities, which support, facilitate and \ extend the student’s in and out-of-class experiences. This individual also provides assistance, as needed, in accomplishing departmental goals and completing departmental projects. It is expected that this individual will accomplish duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. ] Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community ] college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides personal, group, and crisis counseling, and maintains office availability on a regular and substantial basis for the purpose of meeting with students. Although this individual is scheduled to be on campus during regular office hours, evening, weekend and on-call work is also required.
  • Participates in all programs and services provided by the Office of Wellbeing & Accessibility, including special presentations, workshops and seminars. In some cases, the individual designs, plans, and presents entire workshop series; in other cases, the individual assists other professionals in presentations of programs.
  • Serves as a special resource person to other student services functions. These include but are not limited to student housing, athletics, children’s center, financial aid, and student activities.
  • Familiarizes self with resources in the community and makes appropriate referrals when student needs are beyond the scope of on-campus counseling.
  • Establishes strong working relationships with faculty and other staff members. Visits classes and makes presentations as invited.
  • Assists with grant projects and joint endeavors with other colleges and local agencies.
  • Responsible for gauging the need for additional services or programs for WWCC students and respond accordingly.
  • Teaches courses related to the mission of Wellbeing & Accessibility and possibly other courses as needed by Western.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from CACREPCSWE, or CORE accredited program with a Master’s degree in counseling, or other related field that is licensable in Wyoming as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • If not presently licensed in Wyoming, the applicant must meet the educational requirements noted above. Additionally the applicant must agree to immediately gain provisional licensure and secure supervision until such time as to obtain Wyoming Licensed Mental Health Provider status. Applicant will be required to abide by the supervision requirements established in the Rules of the Wyoming Health Professions Licensing Board for provisional licensing.
  • If licensed in another state, the applicant should contact the Wyoming Mental Health Professional Licensing Board to discuss reciprocity. The applicant would need to obtain licensure status in the state of Wyoming by the onset of the contract.
  • If applicant currently has a Bachelor’s of Social Work with current certification or eligibility to apply for certification through the Wyoming Health Professions Licensing Board and may be considered for the position.
  • Experience dealing with a wide variety of personality types and a diverse population in the counseling setting.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • A good knowledge of the theory and general principles and practices involved in academic and personal counseling.
  • Ability to make effective presentations for workshops, classrooms, and in the community.

Equivalency Statement

For those candidates who do not meet all the minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided comparable knowledge and abilities will be acceptable.

To Apply

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