Personal Counselor – part-time

Reports to: Dean of Students

Position Summary:    

The Personal Counselor’s primary responsibility is to meet with students and provide personal counseling services regarding personal, social, emotional, and academic related issues following the College’s solution-focused, wellness-counseling model.  This is a nine (9) month, part-time administrative position.

Submit letter of interest and resume to:

College for Creative Studies
Office of Human Resources
201 E. Kirby
Detroit MI 48202-4034">

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling services to students regarding personal, emotional, social, and academic related issues per the College’s the solution-focused, wellness-counseling model;
  • Maintain documentation for counseling intake, treatment and referrals;
  • Maintain working-knowledge of systemic local resources while cultivating professionally collaborative relationships within the community;
  • Establish a baseline understanding of FERPA, as well as other relevant federal higher-ed regulations in relationship to Michigan mental health law and administrative decision-making;
  • Consult with and educate faculty and staff on identifying and dealing with students’ presenting issues;
  • Participate in student centered wellness programs and activities as directed;
  • Attend to and assess crisis situations, referring as appropriate;
  • Participate in educational programming as directed;
  • Aggregate and report data on treatment and outreach efforts;
  • Perform additional duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology
  • Current valid Michigan Licensure;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with high levels of tact, empathy and diplomacy;
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills;
  • Proficient computer skills required in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Groupwise.

Desired Qualifications

  • Fully-licensed or PhD Counselor, Social Worker or Psychologist
  • Previous experience in higher education counseling;
  • At least two years experience working with traditionally-aged college students;
  • Background in, appreciation of or familiarity with the creative arts.

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