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Distinguishing Characteristics: Healthcare Counselor

Distinguishing Characteristics: HEALTH CARE COUNSELOR Career Progression

COUNSELOR
COUNSELOR SENIOR
Nature of Work
  • Provide general counseling and coordinate services, educational programs, and workshops in support of University health care services
  • Use judgment in problem solving and determining work methods within departmental guidelines and best practice standards
  • Influence individuals and departmental operations
  • Provide leadership for, oversee and provide counseling services and educational programming to influence, define, and support University health care services and goals
  • Use judgment in problem solving, prioritizing workflow, and applying departmental processes with general guidance and within best practice standards
  • Influence individuals and departmental operations
Expertise
  • Address personal, social, vocational and educational issues
  • Use software applications specific to work area
  • Provide crisis intervention and psychotherapy
  • Conduct research
  • Use software applications specific to work area
Interaction
  • Counsel individuals/groups and serve as counseling advisor to departments
  • Use comprehensive knowledge and understanding of departmental and University policies and procedures
  • Use discretion in application and dissemination of confidential and emotional information
  • Counsel individuals/groups and serve as resource and psychological consultant for internal and external community constituents
  • Use thorough knowledge and understanding of departmental and University policies and procedures
  • Use discretion in application and dissemination of confidential, highly charged and emotional information
Supervision
  • May provide administrative or functional supervision to exempt, non-exempt, and student employees
  • Provide administrative or functional supervision to exempt, non-exempt, and student employees
Conditions
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours
  • Environment may be highly charged
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a specific field and two to four years’ related experience
  • Specialized certification or licensure may be required
  • Master's degree* in specialized field, five to six years' related experience  
  • Specialized licensure required
  • *Level of degree may vary based on specific job functions. 


Last modified October 10 2011 11:01 AM