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Senior Counselor - Meredith College

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Description
The Counseling Center/Disability Services are committed to providing confidential, culturally-competent, and evidenced based counseling, crisis, and disability services to students. Our philosophy encourages students’ empowerment, the development of individual strengths, greater independence, and self-advocacy. Disability Services staff maintains disability-related documents, certify eligibility for services, and determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Disability Services strives to provide individuals with the tools by which they can better accomplish their educational goals.  The Senior Counselor provides, arranges, and coordinates accommodations for students in courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. 

Duties
- Provide personal counseling services to students.
- Complete paperwork, including documentation of clinical and disability work.
- Case management for students seeking counseling and/or disability services
- Respond and manage student crises, including covering a crisis walk-in hour 
- Participate in Counselor-On-Call rotation (24-hour availability). 
- Participate in weekly clinical, business, and disability team meetings.
- Participate in outreach, training, and support efforts for students, faculty, and staff, including screening days and workshops for students with mental health issues and disabilities. 
- Meet requirements for professional mental health provider (Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Psychology) licensure and maintain licensure in good standing with the licensing board.
- Seek continuing education opportunities to stay current on best practices in counseling and disability fields.
- Provide disability counseling 
- Certify students with disabilities for Disability Services utilizing national documentation guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Review documentation (including psychoeducational reports) for disabilities and verify that documentation meets the criteria for services.
- Determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the classroom, residence halls, and other campus services.
- Assist in the advocacy for campus wide accessibility.
- Take part in new student orientation program for students with disabilities each August.
- Coordinate ASL interpreters.
- Coordinate student assistive technology (AT) needs by processing requests for AT in a timely manner, maintaining accurate records of equipment and students who use AT, and provide support and training to students based on need; Assist with the Center’s outreach efforts by fielding requests from both the college community and outside sources and facilitate the coordination of presentations accepted by team.
- Participate in campus committee(s), upon request.
- Assist in training of new staff, graduate interns and/or undergraduate student worker.
- Participate in strategic planning, goal setting, assessment, and program review activities
- Consult with outside professionals, when needed.
- Attend to recruitment and retention issues, including participating in recruitment events.

 Required Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, School Counseling, Clinical Psychology or a related field. 
- Licensed (or licensed-eligible) to practice in the State of North Carolina.
- If providing clinical supervision to another staff member, must hold license for at least two years. 
- Minimum of two years full-time counseling experience.
- Short-term/time-limited counseling experience.
- Crisis intervention experience.
- Working knowledge of laws relating to higher education and disability, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Strong computer/technology skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:
- Three years full-time counseling experience.
- Experience in disability service. 
- Experience in higher education.
- Knowledge of assistive technology.
To apply, please visit the Meredith College HR website: