Job Details

University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 2731319
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Clinical Counselor

Job ID 6981
Location El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

FLSA Status

Posting End Date
Open until filled

Earliest Start Date
August 8th, 2022

Salary commensurate with experience

Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (flexibility required on evenings and weekends)- some afterhours work required

Hiring Department
Counseling and Psychology Services

Required Application Materials
A resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references are required to apply.

Please submit all documents in a single PDF file in order to be considered.

Purpose of Position
Under moderate supervision and with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, counsels individuals or groups presenting with career indecisions and psychological or emotional problems such as stress, trauma, substance abuse, or family situations. Develops and implements therapeutic treatment plan. Provides supervision for masters and doctoral level interns and practicum students in psychology and other related mental health fields. Also provides outreach prevention programs, and consults with faculty and staff regarding student concerns.

Essential Functions
  • Interviews clients to obtain pertinent information regarding clients' presenting concerns.
  • Provides psychotherapy to clients who present with mental health or behavioral problems, as well as other issues that may impact a client's academic success or quality of life
  • Selects and administers various tests, to identify behavioral or personality traits that may impact career decisions and academic success.
  • Completes mental status exams and psychological batteries as necessary.
  • Reviews and records test results and discusses those results with client.
  • Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as behavior modification and stress management techniques to assist clients in managing symptoms and other problems.
  • Provides crisis intervention.
  • Changes method and degree of therapy when indicated by client reactions.
  • Discusses progress toward goals with client such as improving body image, self-esteem, stress, or substance abuse.
  • Consults with other specialists as needed.
  • Refers client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
  • Conducts research in appropriate treatment protocols for clients.
  • Develops evaluative studies of therapy and therapy outcome.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.
  • Complies with all State and University policies.
  • Complies with ethical conduct guidelines as described by the American Psychological Association's code of conduct.
  • Provides clinical supervision of doctoral interns and other students in training.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling or Social Work from a regionally approved program.
  • Must be eligible and have completed the necessary programming and paperwork to start as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Intern.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, or Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, or license eligible in the State of Texas within 6 months of start date..
  • Experience providing supervision to graduate level trainees in psychology, social work and/or counseling.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish-English.
  • Experience providing outreach services and presentations.

    Working Conditions
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and move up to 10 pounds.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    EO/AA Statement
    The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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