Counselor - (Limited Term)

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7193578 (Ref.No. ej-4774648)
Posted: November 8, 2023

Job Description

Counselor - (Limited Term)

Job ID: 265342
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary

The duties include but are not limited to: providing individual, couples, group counseling and crisis intervention to students; treatment plan development, case management, care coordination, client advocacy, crisis intervention, consultation and administration, and interpretation of assessment instruments. Maintain adequate and appropriate documentation of counseling records.

Responsible for development, delivery and assessment of new and existing mental health outreach/prevention programs that promote and provide practical effective education and skills for students through workshops, presentations, and other engagement events.

Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment. Collaborating with other campus departments/offices, campus committees and student organizations to provide joint programming for students or to coordinate client care. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director. These may include front desk and phone coverage, campus training and possible outreach to community organizations and groups.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual/group counseling to students to include administration and interpretation of assessment instruments, treatment plan development, case management, care coordination, client advocacy, and clinical consultation. Provide crisis intervention services. Maintain adequate and appropriate documentation of counseling records.
  • Develop and conduct psycho-educational workshops, class presentations, and other outreach programs to address preventative and developmental needs of students. Collaborate with other campus departments/offices, campus committees and student organizations to provide joint programming for students. Provide training to appropriate campus organizations, faculty, and staff regarding relevant mental health issues of college students.
  • Attend continuing education programs required for professional license and certification maintenance and maintain best practices of current professional trends for university counseling centers.
  • Additional job-related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field from an accredited college or university. Licensed or license eligible in the state of Georgia as a licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical social worker.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working in a university counseling center setting.

Experience providing group and couples counseling.

Experience and proficiency in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental health disorders.

Experience providing emergency services and treating more severe mental health concerns.

Prior clinical experience and experience with a diverse clinical caseload.

Experience providing outreach presentations on mental health topics relevant to university students.

Commitment to a multicultural counseling orientation and understanding of mental health needs of minoritized individuals and communities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/written skills

Knowledge of and experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Excellent analytical, organizational, customer service and communication skills. Detail-oriented.

Ability to maintain confidentiality


*This position is a limited term position (estimated time frame no more than 3 years).

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: 15

Salary Minimum: $38,913 - Midpoint: $52,533

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! Search Job Opening ID: 265342

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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