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Mental Health Counselor
Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date Posted 09/07/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Institution:Pikes Peak Community College
Location:Colorado Springs, CO
Category:Admin - Counseling and Psychological Services
Notes:included in Diversity and Inclusion Email
Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color. Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility.

Please visit the College's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information at https://www.ppcc.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.

The Mental Health Counselor provides students counseling services and to connect them to resources, both in the College and in the local community. This position supports the College's vision of enabling student success by providing students access to a College mental health professional; focusing on safe resolutions and problem-solving for students as well as the College community; and by providing information, resources, and workshops for students, faculty, and staff related to students' emotional and mental health.

The work schedule is full-time, Monday through Friday to support department needs.

Travel to all PPCC campuses is expected to support department needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in Counseling or Social Work, with clinical practice experience and active status with DORA and one of the following: current licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado, or current licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of Colorado, or current licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the State of Colorado.
Two years of counseling experience.
Proficient with MS Office Suite to include use in presenting and conducting workshops.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications

Crisis counseling experience in a higher education environment.
Experience with tracking and accountability systems.
Experience in working as part of a team in a multi-counselor setting.
Salary is $5,000.00 gross per month. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Application Process: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits and additional perks. Information may be reviewed at https://www.cccs.edu/employee-resources/employee-benefits/ and https://www.ppcc.edu/human-resource-services/benefits/additional-perks.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions

Manage student case load, maintain office hours, meet students for crisis intervention and counseling services at scheduled and emergency appointments, provide emergency on-call access after hours as needed and as part of a rotating schedule.
Follow-up with students, support and assistance as needed. Serve as a resource for faculty and staff working with students in crisis. Work in confidential partnerships with appropriate team members, especially related to safety and wellness and the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) (e.g., Ombuds, Dean of Students, Campus Police, Accessibility Services, SSS, Faculty, Deans).
Assist with data collection, tracking, reporting, record-keeping, retention data on students who utilize counseling services. Maintain confidential records according to FERPA, HIPPA, State and College regulations.
General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
Utilize excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Understanding of crisis intervention and counseling techniques and ability to apply to diverse population.
Work with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Work independently and ethically as a counselor and as a team member.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize on a continuous basis.
Participate in regular staff meetings, briefings, and student services .
This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College's best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution. We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging. Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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