Professional Counselor (Social Worker)

$6,250 - $7,188 yearly
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • 1601 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
  • Sep 04, 2019
Full time Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description

Job no: 498623
Work type: Full-time
Location: Richland
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 (Some nights and weekends)

Working Title
Professional Counselor

Job Title Code

Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$6,250.00 mo. - $7,187.50 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)
$36.06 per hour

Business Travel


Position Type

Position Summary
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.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Exceptional communication oral and written skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Oral and written communication skills to interact with persons from diverse backgrounds. The ability to provide quality customer service.

Physical Requirements
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.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, or an equivalent field at a regionally accredited four year college or university plus two 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 will be required.  *** Will be subject to a criminal background check and fingerprint check. ***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide personal counseling services to currently enrolled students.  Provide crisis counseling when necessary.  Consult with faculty regarding student concerns.  Publicize counseling services.  Provide programs for specialized needs individually or in groups.  Collaborate with faculty and staff on appropriate classroom presentations.  Maintain licensure for professional counseling.  Maintain legal and ethical standards as regulated by state licensure and DCCCD.  Pursue professional development through seminars and other appropriate activities to enhance counseling services.  Maintain current referral resources.  Demonstrate ability to work with a diverse student population.  Demonstrate ability to work within a collegial environment along with faculty, administrators, and staff.  Must complete required DCCCD Professional Development training hours per academic year.  Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse internal/external stakeholders and constituents within the DCCCD community network.  Performs other duties as assigned.

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.  

Preferred experience/skills: 

  • Experience in higher education, community college setting
  • 2-4 years experience providing social services assistance, subsistence coordination, case management and referrals.
  • Masters degree in social work or social work related field preferred; LMSW desired
  • 1-2 years experience with behavior intervention/ threat assessment teams a plus
  • Experience using case management/ electronic records systems (e.g, Titanium, Maxient, Advocate, Aunt Bertha) desired.

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