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Director of Counseling Services 

Georgia College, Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic healthcare professional to provide leadership for our Counseling Services department as director. The duties assigned to the director are training and supervising six full-time mental health professionals; provide direct counseling services and psychotherapy to students in individual, couple and group settings to facilitate their adjustment and mental health and maintaining relevant documentation; provide consultation to university personnel and others regarding students of concern; establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other departments; act as a senior member of the Student Affairs leadership team; provide training to students, faculty and staff regarding the developmental and mental health needs of students; develop and lead structured groups, workshops, presentations and other counseling outreach programming; and encourage the development of a supportive campus environment.

Located in the heart of Milledgeville, Georgia College has a prime position near the cities of Atlanta, Athens, Augusta and Macon. Georgia College offers the intimacy and intellectual atmosphere of Georgia’s only public liberal arts university, set on our historical campus that is heralded by students, faculty and staff as one of the most attractive in the area. The foundation of Georgia College lies in a deep-rooted emphasis on developing pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment for students, faculty and staff. First chartered in 1889, Georgia College boasts a rich history of producing graduates who enter the workplace as leaders and thinkers. To see more of what Georgia College offers, please visit

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University of North Georgia

Posted 8/17/2013

Licensed Professional Counselor

Full Time, with Benefits (40 Hours per Week)

General Summary:

Applicant will be working in the area of psychological counseling, with specializations in substance abuse, addictive behaviors, rape prevention, wellness, alternative modes of healing, and outreach programming.

Minimum Requirements: 

Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work is required. Three years of experience in a college setting or related area is preferred.


Professional licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or social worker is required. Exceptions can be made for those individuals within one year of licensure. All licensing within the state of Georgia must be completed within the first 12 months of employment in this position for employment to continue.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Specialized training in addictive disorders, trauma and trauma healing, rape prevention, and wellness topics preferred.
Strong language skills are required, including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
Strong writing skills are required.
Must have strong relational skills.
Experience coordinating and planning outreach efforts are helpful.

Please Apply at

Georgia State University Career Services

Posted 5/23/2013

Position: 2 Positions, Co-op/Internship Coordinator
(Vacancy # 0603117)

Position:  Coordinator of Technology & Communication
(Vacancy # 0603097)

University Career Services is a dynamic, forward looking full services career center, serving all of Georgia State University. GSU has launched a new cooperative education initiative and UCS has received funding for 2 new positions to support this effort.

The Tech and Comm position will manage our job board and campus communication efforts.

We are located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. This is a great city to live and a vibrant urban campus!

Please apply at:


Agnes Scott College

Posted 5/23/2013

Position: Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Position Posting (CAPS)

Agnes Scott College , founded in 1889, is an independent national liberal arts college for women located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Student population is around 900.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

Agnes Scott College provides a dynamic liberal arts and sciences curriculum of the highest standards so that students and faculty can realize their full creative and intellectual potential. Agnes Scott College fosters an environment in which women can develop high expectations for themselves as individuals, scholars, professionals and citizens of the world. Agnes Scott College strives to be a just and inclusive community that expects honorable behavior, encourages spiritual inquiry and promotes respectful dialogue across differences.

Agnes Scott sits on 100 acres shaded with some of the state’s oldest trees. Our hometown is Decatur, a city that lies six miles from the center of Atlanta. MARTA (Atlanta’s rapid transit) stops three blocks from campus.

The Collegiate Gothic and Victorian red brick-and-stone buildings have won national awards for design and resulted in Agnes Scott’s recognition for the second most-beautiful campus in the country by The Princeton Review’s Best
361 Colleges (2006). Our campus consists of 28 buildings and an apartment complex.

The Counseling is part of the Wellness Center, which also provides primary health services, psychiatry, chiropractic, nutrition and massage. Including the Counseling Center Director, the Wellness center has 3.5 FTE licensed mental health providers plus 3-4 doctoral level practicum students.

Position Requirements:
Education:  APA-approved doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology with 2-3 years of post-license experience required.

Experience: Previous college or university counseling center clinical and administrative experience required.

Professional Certification: Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia.


  1. Broad, “generalist” clinical skills, including experience assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology.
  2. Crisis management skills and experience related to assessment, intervention, collaboration, and utilization of crisis referral resources.
  3. Experience with diversity in terms of ethnicity, sexual and gender identity, nationality, and religion/spirituality.
  4. Experience in conducting brief individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with a diverse population
  5. Familiarity with college or university policies and procedures, student issues and concerns, and campus issues.
  6. Proficiency in public speaking and leading group discussions.
  7. Excellent planning and organizational skills (e.g., file management, time management).
  8. Experience with common office equipment and software (e.g., Microsoft Windows & Office, internet, and general computer knowledge).
  9. Good communication skills, both verbal and written, and good listening skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality within legal and institutional guidelines.
  11. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:  brief therapy, DBT, substance abuse, eating disorders, gender and multicultural issues.
  12. Multicultural competence.

To apply please visit our website at .

Juanita Gainous-Mottley B.S. RN
Agnes Scott College
Wellness Center Administrator
404-471-6443 phone
404-471-6498 fax

Toccoa Falls College

Posted 5/23/2013                                                                                                              

Position: Counselor
This is a professional position responsible for providing counseling services to students with personal, career and academic concerns. These services include the planning, development and presentation of workshops and presentations on various topics. Some evening and weekend work should be expected.

Services Overview
Counseling Services offers a variety of services to help currently enrolled students address challenges and difficulties they may face. Our services are designed to help students understand themselves better, create and maintain healthy relationships, improve their academic performance and make satisfying career and life choices. We are dedicated to helping our students by providing brief counseling from a wide spectrum of services. Those include individual and group counseling, outreach and consultation, training and supervision, teaching, and research. If more intensive or specialized care is needed, we will assist with making referrals to health care providers in the community.

Essential Functions
1. Provide individual and/or group counseling services and conduct intakes for all TFC students.
2. Provide crisis intervention and after-hours, on-call emergency coverage on a rotating basis.
3. Lead group workshops pertaining to student needs such as depression, anxiety, grief, social skills for students with Autism-Asperger’s disorders, etc.
4. Prepare and conduct a broad range of outreach programs focused on the developmental needs of college students in areas such as personal growth, study skills, stress management, relationships and test anxiety to classes, student groups (i.e., clubs, organizations, RA’s, etc) and other groups.   Complete logistics necessary for an effective session.
5. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, other staff members, and the campus community.  Serve as a resource to faculty and staff on student psychological, developmental and other issues.
6. Maintain confidential student files and appropriate record keeping in accordance with ethical, legal and professional standards.
7. Assist in the selection and proper use of appropriate self-evaluation (including career) instruments.
8. Prepare appropriate printed materials to promote counseling services.
9. Assist with the review and update of counseling information on the Career and Counseling Center’s website.
10.  Maintain and hold to the spiritual standards of the college as presented in the catalog and employee handbook  (Please refer to the website).

Desirable Knowledge Skills and Abilities

1. The successful candidate will demonstrate professional passion, strong professional skills and work ethic, a record of teamwork, and the ability to juggle a variety of duties while maintaining excellence, perspective, and a sense of humor.
2. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines.
3. Proficiency in conducting presentations and public speaking and have the ability to develop and implement outreach, preventive and educational programs.
4. Ability to understand and follow appropriate ethical and best practice professional guidelines.
5. Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, administration, faculty, staff and the community.
6. Must be a self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented, and culturally diverse environment.
7. Strong skills in the application and interpretation of career and other assessment instruments.
8. Intermediate skills in MS Office programs (Word, Power Point, Excel, Internet use) and with electronic databases.
9. Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; a commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations.
10. Demonstrated skills in providing short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach interventions that address developmental and mental health concerns typical of college students.


A Master’s degree required in a mental health discipline: professional counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited university. Licensure as a Professional Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage or Family Therapist or Psychologist in the State of Georgia preferred. Must be licensed as a LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT, etc. and become fully licensed within three years of hire. Two years of professional counseling experience, preferably in a university environment and/or counseling center is preferred.

A candidate must fill out a staff application at this address:

Documents submitted need to include:
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript  (undergraduate/graduate)
Three References

Please send all documents to:
Jonathan C. Kerr, M.S., LPC, NCC
P.O Box 800782
Toccoa Falls, GA  30598
Phone: (706)886-6831 x. 5325   Fax:  (706)282-6026
Email documents will be accepted.


Southern Polytechnic State University
Posted 5/22/2013

Position: Counselor
This is a professional position responsible for providing counseling services to students with personal, career and academic concerns.  These services include the planning, development and presentation of workshops and presentations on various topics.  Some evening and weekend work should be expected.  Additional information on posting.

A Master’s degree is required in a mental health discipline: professional counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited university.  Licensure as a Professional Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage or Family Therapist or Psychologist in the State of Georgia preferred. Must be licensed as a LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT, etc. and become fully licensed within two years of hire. Two years of professional counseling experience, preferably in a university environment and/or counseling center.

Southern Polytechnic State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a residential university with over 6,200 students pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in many of the nation’s fastest growing technology fields. The university is just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta.

To Apply:


Posted: 5/1/13


The Counselor will interact with faculty, staff, and students in sponsoring programs and meeting the counseling needs of students, faculty, and staff to promote quality of life standards.


  1. Provide a wide-range of personal, academic, emotional, and career counseling;
  2. Establishment and implementation of test-taking skills building program;
  3. Implementation of the relevant student activities in cooperation with the Directors of Student Activities and Residence Life;
  4. Provide training sessions (counseling techniques, stress management, conflict resolution, etc.)
  5. Seminars and workshops;
  6. Assist with teaching EDU 101 courses;
  7. Provide leadership in excessive absence monitoring;
  8. Provide leadership in enhancement course monitoring;
  9. Organize support services such as tutoring, peer advising, and study groups;
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Student Personnel Services, or a closely related field, preferred

Licensed candidate with LPC, LAPC, LCSW, LMSW, or working toward full licensure, preferred

Two or three years experience in a college or university counseling center preferred but not required; strong organizational, analytical, research, and administrative skills; effective communication skills; ability to interact effectively with various public; and working knowledge of computers i.e. Microsoft Office.

Competitive, based on qualifications and work experience.

As soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Complete an Application for Employment online.

For questions regarding this posting contact:

Paine College
Office of Human Resources




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American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
American Association of Community Colleges(AACC)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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