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Health Care Counselor

Health Care Counselor—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Health Care Professional
Job Code: 3201
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard is part of a career progression within the Health Care Professional Series consisting of Health Care Counselor and Health Care Counselor Senior.


Job Overview

Provide general counseling and coordinate services, educational programs, and workshops in support of University health care services.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

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; provide in/outpatient individual and group counseling services; address personal, social, substance abuse, vocational, and educational concerns within the framework of departmental guidelines and best practice standards.

Coordinate educational programs and workshops; plan, develop, and implement courses and other special programs to inform, educate, and increase mental health awareness; serve as counseling advisor for University departments and student groups based on a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of departmental and University policies and procedures; may collaborate with University departments and community agencies to enhance mental and medical services on campus.

Prepare and maintain client files and reports; use discretion in application and dissemination of confidential information and ensure confidentiality and compliance with applicable regulations.

May provide administrative supervision to University staff and/or functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to:

Master's degree in a counseling field and two to four years' related experience required. Specialized professional certification or licensure may be required.



Last modified October 10 2011 10:13 AM