Professional Counselor

  • Dallas College
  • United States
  • Jun 06, 2024
Full time Advising/Counseling/Support Health & Medical Services

Job Description

Weekly Work Hours



Compensation Range

Staff Range N07


Salary Minimum

$75,000.00 Annually



United States of America (Exempt)


Position Type



Responsible for the provision of counseling services for students, including personal counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, as well as faculty consultations. The professional counselor assists with developing and implementing college‐wide counseling programs.



  • Knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of mental health, career, and academic counseling and adherence to professional ethical standards.

  • Knowledge of modern/current counseling practices and methods and follows policies and procedures of Dallas College.

  • Experience in administration and assessment of psychological, academic and career testing instruments.

  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to handle information in a confidential and professional manner.

  • Ability to form and maintain effective counseling relationships with clients.

  • Sensitive, creative and an understanding of people and their interactions.

  • Must have the ability to function effectively in a diverse environment.

  • Extensive experience in leading the process of ongoing strategic planning.

  • Ability to establish priorities oversees progress towards goals and track details.

  • Must be well organized and able to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments and student groups.

  • Outstanding and effective communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide range of individuals.



  • Provides personal counseling services to currently enrolled students.

  • Delivers crisis counseling when necessary.

  • Counsel and support students in the resolution of personal, social and/or disability-related issues that may be barriers to academic success.

  • Publicize counseling services for campus awareness.

  • Maintains legal and ethical standards as regulated by stated licensure and Dallas College.

  • Identifies problems, may involve others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analyses, searches for best solutions and responds quickly to new challenges.

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on appropriate classroom presentations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a collegial environment along with faculty, administrators, and staff.

  • Provides a clear understanding of the mission and goals of the organization and makes recommendations for improvements.

  • Pursue professional development through seminars and other appropriate activities to enhance counseling services.

  • Maintains current referral resources.

  • Develops solutions to new or highly complex problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor and inspires confidence to colleagues and students.

  • Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques when communicating with individuals within the Dallas College community.

  • Provides excellent customer service.

  • Completes required Dallas College professional development training hours per academic year.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.



  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, or an equivalent field at a regionally accredited four-year college or university plus two (2) years of experience providing individual and/or group counseling for a caseload of clients.

  • Licensure as a professional counselor, clinical social worker, or psychologist from a state or national certifying association.

  • Official transcripts/certifications are required.

  • Bilingual preferred.

***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.


About Us


Since 1965, Dallas College, formerly Dallas County Community College District, has served more than three (3) million students. Comprising seven campuses located around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are one of the largest community college systems in the state of Texas.  We strive to be a leader in the community college space, placing students at the center of everything we do.


Dallas College is committed to cultivating an environment of opportunity and belonging for all students and employees. We recognize that the Dallas College workforce, and the diverse talent that stems from it, is directly linked to our success. We are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other basis protected under applicable law.  In accordance with applicable law, Dallas College will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.  



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July 3, 2024

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