Human Resources

College Counselor

Primary Role

The College Counselor provides counseling, psychoeducation and related services to Juniata College students through the Juniata College Health & Wellness Center. This is a nine (9) month position; mid-August through mid-May.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provides crisis and short-term outpatient mental health and/or substance abuse therapy (a limit of ten sessions/student/academic year).
  2. Provides therapy using individual, family, couple and/or group modalities.
  3. Maintains appropriate professional records on each client and communicates client information in a confidential and professional manner.
  4. Works with faculty and staff to provide wellness presentations and programs i.e. stress management, depression screenings, mental health inventories, etc.
  5. Provide consultation services to faculty, staff, parents/family and students to enhance personal development and wellness.
  6. Works with Director and consulting psychiatrist for the development and implementation of treatment planning and behavioral goals.
  7. Informs Director of any difficulties relating to patient satisfaction, treatment issues, procedural concerns, and other departmental or public relations concerns.
  8. Assures that all office procedures, policies, and required reports are developed, followed and completed in a timely fashion.
  9. Works with the Director to develop and implement annual goals and objectives for the Wellness Center .
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Required/Given

Reporting directly to the Director of Counseling, works under broad guidelines and directions. Must work collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups.

Position Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree with counseling credentials and a minimum of three years clinical experience with a successful record of providing clinical services required. Master's degree in clinical/counseling psychology or related field preferred.