Staff Counselor Counseling Center

East Carolina University   Greenville, NC   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on September 9, 2022
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East Carolina University

Staff Counselor Counseling Center
Vacancy #: 923009
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University’s missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students’ developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice.

The Center for Counseling and Student Development is part of the Division of Student Affairs and is the primary counseling center for the ECU student community. The counselor’s primary duty is to provide counseling and short-term treatment for students with psychological and developmental concerns. The Center for Counseling and Student Development is staffed by generalists who work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Other duties include: crisis intervention; group counseling; outreach and consultation; serving on university committees and participating in appropriate university activities; and participating in appropriate community, state and national activities, and taking an active role in the overall operation and function of the Center for Counseling and Student Development. Staff Counselors employed by the Center for Counseling and Student Development may report to either the Associate or Assistant Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development.

Job Duties
Staff Counselors employed by the Center for Counseling and Student Development may report to either the Director or Assistant Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development.

Counseling Duties:

  • Counseling individuals and groups regarding personal, social, career and academic development.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including consultation, evaluation, counseling, referral, and follow-up. These services include rotating coverage of daytime emergency crisis services and after-hours on call for evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Director or supervisor.
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate outreach programs and services designed to facilitate student development and work cooperatively with university colleagues in developing and implementing quality programs.
  • Participate in ongoing evaluative procedures of Center programs and services.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development through in-service education programs conducted in the center, on campus, and/or professional organizations.
  • Provide in-class instruction through outreach presentations and, when requested and possible, teach college adjustment courses
  • Provide supervision of graduate level trainees, pre-doctoral level interns and, when appropriate, staff counselors toward licensure
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience
Master’s degree required in counseling, social work, psychology or marriage and family therapy, or terminal degree in other appropriate human services field

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Candidates must be licensed/license eligible in their particular field in the state of North Carolina

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Doctorate in counseling, social work, psychology, or terminal degree in other appropriate human services field
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in short-term counseling and assessment skills
  • Demonstrated interest in and experience working with college students including diverse and/or underrepresented college student populations
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating various therapy groups
  • Demonstrated consultation skills organizational and coordination skills
  • Knowledge of current research in the field of psychology, counseling and college student development
  • Eligibility for state licensure and/or certification in respective professional field
  • Experience working with clients in the areas of: eating disorders, sexual assault, trauma, GLBTQ concerns and men’s issues and/or experience in provision of DBT-informed treatment preferred

Special Instructions to Applicant

  • East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 923009 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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