SOWELA Technical Community College

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We are searching for an experienced Counselor at our Main Campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

This position reports to the Director of Student Services/ ADA Officer. This position is responsible for the clinical operation of Counseling Services at the main campus and instructional sites including knowledge of student counseling techniques and an ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds. The counselor also provides support with Disability Services.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Provide direct clinical services to students through a variety of modalities including individual counseling and wellness workshops

·       Provide leadership in setting policy associated with Counseling Services

·       Resource allocation, planning for future short/long-term needs and managing the efficient operation of the SOWELA Counseling Center

·       Support Disability Services for the main campus and two instructional sites including the following: conduct student intake interviews, keep accurate student notes/records; review documentation; assess eligibility for services; prepare accommodation letters; organize reasonable accommodations, services and auxiliary aids; conduct follow up meetings

·       Provide campus consultation regarding student mental health issues and crisis intervention

·       Act as a liaison between student and faculty to resolve conflicts or problems

·       Direct student referrals to off campus facilities for eating disorders, family counseling, alcohol/drug treatment as needed

·       Coordinate care with campus health center to ensure comprehensive and coordinated services for students

·       Facilitate hospital psychiatric admissions of high-risk students and provides follow-up on all counseling referrals

·       Develop and implement student conduct action plans

·       Serve as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security and privacy officer for the SOWELA Counseling Center

·       Administer and oversee the electronic health records (EHR) system

·       Serve on campus committees related to student mental health and well-being

·       Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

·       Must possess a Master’s Degree in school counseling, counseling psychology, community counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or marriage and family therapy, or in a closely-related field from a regionally accredited institution and three years of full-time work experience in counseling or a closely-related field (or part-time experience that equal to 6,240 contact hours).  Higher education counseling center experience preferred

·       Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in the State of Louisiana. Licensed Clinical Supervisor, Appraisal Privileges and Telehealth Certification preferred.

Essential Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:


§  Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information.

§  Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

§  Perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete assignments.

§  Read and interpret computer printouts and numerical data which may be in very small print.

§  Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties to meet deadlines.

§  Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.

§  Lift and move items weighing up to 20 pounds.

§  Work a regular Monday through Friday schedule of eight hours per day and occasional weekends and overtime as may be required.


Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.


Employment Type: Regular

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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