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Requisition Number 18-0014
Post Date 4/3/2018
Title Staff Counselor
City Frederick
State MD

General Information

  • Compensation for this position is $30.00 per hour
  • Part-time, Temporary, Non-benefited Position

Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, the part-time, temporary, non-benefited Staff Counselor is primarily responsible for providing clinical services and psycho-educational programming to members of the Hood College community. The Staff Counselor works collaboratively with other departments on campus, as needed, and supports services provided by other members of the Student Life Team.


Clinical Responsibilities (75%)

  • Individual counseling within a short-term and time limited scope of service.
  • Facilitate off-campus referrals for ongoing counseling.
  • Establish and facilitate support/therapy groups.
  • Engage in consultation with faculty, staff, families, students, and others about mental health concerns impacting students.
  • Respond to psychological and campus-wide emergencies and follow emergency protocols.
  • Provides suicide risk assessment and intervention, crisis response intervention, care coordination, and working with high risk/high acuity students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Psycho-educational Responsibilities (15%)

  • Create and participate in outreach, psycho-educational and wellness programming.
  • Develop wellness resources, such as articles, brochures and newsletters.

Administrative Responsibilities (10%)

  • Complete data collection instruments and follow other office procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records within legal and ethical guidelines; complete documentation and case management in a timely manner.
  • Ability to problem solve, work independently on tasks, create team cohesion, and meet deadlines.
  • Available for possible weekend/evening hours for psycho-educational programming, emergencies, or Student Life Team events.
  • Weekly supervision with Director/Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be available as on-call staff for emergencies and office coverage;
  • Daily contact with students;
  • Possible weekend/evening hours for psycho-educational programming, emergencies, or Student Life Team events.

Education and/or Experience

Master's degree in counseling, counseling psychology, or social work and licensure in the state of Maryland at LCPC or LCSWC level required. Knowledge areas include: brief/short-term treatment modalities, crisis intervention, suicide assessment, developmental and resiliency theory, DBT skills preferred, development of psycho educational workshops, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience working with emerging adults in a college setting is preferred. Commitment to advancing diversity and social justice for underserved populations.

Technology Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail and Internet. Ability to design workshop flyers and promotional materials.

Language Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal stakeholders.

Mathematical Skills

Strong statistical and analytical skills preferred. Ability to work with and apply statistical and mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually, by using a calculator, or a spreadsheet package (such as Excel); demonstrated knowledge of assessment including research design, data collection, data analysis, and reporting; and experience working with a variety of databases; and the use of computer applications to manipulate and analyze data is required.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a copy of your Maryland license.

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College's nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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