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Tutoring Center

COUNSELOR/EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Student Affairs
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full-time
SHIFT: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (some variation could occur)
LOCATION: Trenton, Missouri-Main Campus

Position Summary: Aid students in coping with obstacles related to mental health that might interfere with educational and personal development by providing developmental and educational support. Suggest referrals to other health resources when appropriate and provide educational resources/training to faculty, staff, and students.  Provide active and passive programming related to mental health and wellness. Assist with providing for a safe living and working environment through crisis management planning and preparedness.

Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Provide personal counseling and consultation to NCMC students including, but not limited to emotional discomfort, substance abuse, anxiety, and crisis intervention.
  • Provide education, programs, workshops, and resources to students and faculty/staff regarding behavioral health and crisis prevention.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records and files.
  • Collaborate with other health agencies and community resources to provide referrals, intakes, and other treatment services.
  • Provide advocacy for students in order to coordinate required services and resolve emergency/crisis situations.
  • Serve as a resource/consultant to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral and mental health.
  • Work with Residence Life to provide services, intervention and assistance when needed and provide programmatic assistance for students with educational sanction requirements.
  • Provide crisis intervention and training to campus regarding mental and behavioral health.
  • Engage in continuing education/licensure requirements to maintain current knowledge of best practices for understanding developmental issues of both traditional and nontraditional college students.
  • Develop and review policies and practices for NCMC related to mental and behavioral health procedures.
  • Increase awareness of mental health and behavioral health on campus.
  • Work with Crisis Management leadership to establish a comprehensive and integrated crisis management plan.
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate drills, exercises and other crisis training throughout the year.
  • Engage in campus committees as needed.
  • Maintain ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree required in counseling, social work, psychology, or other related field. Must be a licensed mental health professional in the state of Missouri.

Experience: Preferred candidate will have experience working in a mental health or related field, emergency management, and experience working with at-risk populations. Knowledge of crisis intervention and competence working with students of all backgrounds. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Skills: Proficient in MS Office products; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Physical Demands: Moving about in buildings and on the NCMC campuses; reaching, pulling, and pushing when performing office duties; remain stationary at a desk for extended periods while working on a computer and answering phones. Ascending and descending stairs.

Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while moving on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment.