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
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
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
Develops, implements and maintains on-going mental health
Works with counseling team to develop, update, and maintain
counseling policies and protocols.
Maintain current licensure requirements.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
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
Knowledge of college policies and procedures.
Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software
Skill in using therapy related case-management software
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the
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.
COMPLEXITY / SCOPE OF WORK
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
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or
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.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
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
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