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Mental Health Counselor

Company: San Juan College
Location: farmington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition Number 1211 Classification Title Exempt Professional GRADE 19 Job Title Mental Health Counselor Regular/Temporary Regular Full or Part Time Full Time Hours Per Week 40 Position Type Professional Starting Salary $46,020.00 Funding Type Institutionally Funded Job Description Summary

This position provides psychological counseling services to college students.

San Juan College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek an individual invested in equity and inclusiveness, who has experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations.

Duties & Responsibilities


Provides individual therapy based on case information to San Juan College students; documents therapy sessions; refers students to local mental health agencies.

Provides crisis intervention services.

Participates in weekly counseling staff sessions; reviews case information and discusses counseling issues and concerns.

If assigned to serve on the colleges Behavioral Intervention Team, provides psychological/behavioral perspective as needed.

Provides consultative support to the colleges Behavioral Intervention Team as needed.

Develops, publicizes, and delivers mental health presentations or workshops.

Develops, implements and maintains on-going mental health outreach efforts.

Works with counseling team to develop, update, and maintain counseling policies and protocols.

Maintain current licensure requirements.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of counseling principles and practices.

Knowledge of mental health diagnosis and treatment.

Knowledge of crisis intervention principles.

Knowledge of community counseling services resources.

Knowledge and skill delivering counseling through virtually or through telehealth.

Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.

Skill in using therapy related case-management software programs.

Skill in decision making and problem solving.

Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

Skill in the delivery of counseling services.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Advising and Counseling Director assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The employee has responsibility for planning, designing, and carrying out programs and projects, and other work independently.


Guidelines include the New Mexico Administrative Code for Counselors and Social Workers, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations, and college and program policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


The work consists of varied psychological counseling duties. The unique needs of each client contribute to the complexity of the position. The work requires making many decisions concerning the mental well-being of each individual client, including assessment, treatment planning, and choice of evidence-based treatment approaches, as well as skill in applying theoretical knowledge to unique clients and situations.

The purpose of this position is to provide psychological counseling services to students. Success in this position results in the effective and sensitive provision of those services.

The work requires the use of professional knowledge and assessment skills to address overall campus mental health needs through the design and implementation of campus programs. Programs are organized in collaboration with a variety of campus departments and are designed using specialized psychological knowledge responsive to unique campus conditions. The work involves assessing program effectiveness using participant evaluations.


Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, law enforcement personnel, emergency responders, medical doctors, community therapists, public action groups, and members of the general public.

Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.

The work is typically performed in an office.

The position may work remotely and/or on campus, based on the needs of the institution under the guidance of the supervisor.


The employee assigns occasional projects to administrative staff and oversees the work.
Provides clinical and administrative supervision to Masters-level interns as needed.



Holds current Masters Degree level or higher NM License in a clinical mental health field such as: LISW , LCSW , LMFT , or LPCC . Completion of the aforementioned NM license requirements must occur within six months of acceptance of employment.

3 years of post-graduate clinical mental health experience preferred.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:


Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will remain open until filled with the first review of applications occurring on November 30, 2020.

Open Date 11/04/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Starting Date

Keywords: San Juan College, Farmington , Mental Health Counselor, Other , farmington, New Mexico

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