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Counselor/ Professional Services Specialist 1

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 11/09/22

Job Description

Position: Counselor

Location: Counseling & Wellness - Counseling Center

Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Interim, Director, Counseling Center, the Professional Services Specialist I is responsible for individual and group personal, educational, and vocational counseling; student retention; workshop presentations; program development and test interpretation; establishing and maintaining close working relationships with staff, faculty, and administrators.


1. Provide individual, couples and group personal, educational, and vocational counseling.
2. Establish & maintain close working relationships with campus staff, faculty & administrators.
3. Provide crisis intervention counseling.
4. Conduct workshops on diverse topics.
5. Develop and conduct personal growth/educational programs.
6. Conduct test administration and interpretation.
7. Maintain written case notes.
8. Attend Counseling Center administrative & joint staff meetings, case conferences. 9. Maintain records, statistics of counseling and program activities for the semester and year-end compilation.
10. Serve on NJCU committees.
11. Provision of some evening services required.
12. Provide additional services to the NJCU community as determined by the Director.

13. Plan and organize work to make efficient use of time and university resources and to remain flexible in an ever-changing environment.

14. Provide “bridging” services as needed while student connect to additional supports.

Education: Master's degree in clinical social work/licensed counselor is required; Doctorate in clinical/counseling psychology is preferred;

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of college counseling experience with a diverse population

• Have experience in working with diverse college age adults in a university counseling center;
• Have experience or an interest in one or more of the following issues: substance use and abuse issues, LGBTQ concerns, eating disorders, and/or international student's needs;
• Demonstrate interest, expertise, and commitment to working with students from underrepresented groups through culturally-competent therapy and programming;
• Possess effective writing and verbal skills; well-developed therapeutic and diagnostic skills; and
• Possess strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in teams and in coordination with other health and university staff.

• Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred;

• Possess strong interpersonal skills, and experience working as part of a collaborative, team-based approach to student services in a fast-paced working setting.

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants


Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States