Job Details

Gordon State College
  • Position Number: 5314510
  • Location: Barnesville, GA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Mental Health Counselor

Job ID: 273051
Location: Gordon State College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Founded in 1852, GSC is a member of the University System of Georgia. The college has a distinctive legacy of excellent scholarship and service. GSC offers nearly 30 degrees, which includes multiple associate and baccalaureate pathways for students. With an enrollment of over 3,100 students, GSC offers an intimate academic setting with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. In this setting, students receive individualized attention that only a small college with dedicated faculty and staff can provide.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing Mental Health counseling services to Gordon State College students.

  • Provides students with mental health counseling.
  • Maintains confidential records of student sessions.
  • Develops and facilitates structured groups, workshops, presentations, and counseling outreach programs.
  • Provides crisis counseling to students.
  • Identifies and develops appropriate community referrals.
  • Promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyle choices for mental, emotional and social health.
  • Supports students with evaluations of admission withdrawals, deferrals and transfers.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Participates in continuing education as mandated by Georgia state licensure.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a Counseling field.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship and having had a similar position for one year.
  • Licensed as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in the State of Georgia.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling services in the context of higher education.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws related to counseling and disability services.
  • Knowledge of counseling principles as related to at-risk populations and crises.
  • Knowledge of University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the provision of counseling services to a diverse student body.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Institutional Values

Gordon State College is committed to the following core values: Student Focused - Life-Long Learning/Scholarship - Excellence - Respect - Collaboration

More details on WHAT WE STAND FOR and GSC core values can be found online at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Gordon State College is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of Gordon State College to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Gordon State College Office of Human Resources at 678.359.5011. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information

Salary range for this position is $43,888 - $46,800

This is an exempt (salary paid) position and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Retirement
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement

Other Information

Guidelines include counseling code of ethics, College Counseling Association guidelines, Counseling Director Association guidelines, federal and state laws, and University System and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

Background Check

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with Gordon State College, as determined by Gordon State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

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