Job Details

Central Ohio Technical College
  • Position Number: 4606127
  • Location: Newark, OH
  • Position Type: Counseling

Mental Health Therapist

Central Ohio Technical College

Posting Number: PA700488P

Classification Title: Psychiatric/Mental Health Therapist

Classification Code: 0612

Working Title: Mental Health Therapist

Position Type: Staff

Contract Length (Full-Time Faculty Only): Not Applicable

Hiring Range: $54,293 to $67,866 (FY24)

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Position Status: Regular

Department: Student Life

Posting Date: 09/14/2023

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
Masters degree with a licensure in counseling or social work, holding an LPC, LPCC, LPCC-S or LSW, LISW, or LISW-S. The candidate needs to be in good standing with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board holding an active counselor or social worker license. Must maintain licensure through regular CEUs every two years or licensure cycle. A minimum of 5 years experience working as a mental health counselor and diagnosing mental health and drug and alcohol use disorders. Must be able to accurately assess the mental health needs of students, make diagnoses when applicable, provide treatment, and have a general knowledge of additional resources on and off campus to support students with continuity of care including their ability to succeed academically. Be able to complete intakes, use screening tools, utilize observation, and connect students to other psychological testing as needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must possess sensitivity and understanding of diversity. The position requires an individual to work independently while also being able to work within a team format. Requires successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome preferred.

Provides short-term counseling for enrolled Ohio State Newark/COTC students. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports as per the state licensing board. Maintain licensure as required by the state licensing board and stay abreast of any new developments in the field.

Summary of Duties:
The Mental Health Counselor provides short-term counseling for actively enrolled Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College studentsto offer in-person treatment or telehealth services by request. The Mental Health Counselor will be responsible for completing clinical intakes, engaging students in counseling sessions, triage appointments, assess a student for safety during a crisis, provide diagnostic information to the student or other offices as necessary, engage students struggling with mental health disorders or drug and alcohol use disorders through evidence-based treatment modalities, and create referrals as needed on and off campus for other services such as long-term counseling, medication management, or further psychological testing. The Mental Health Counselor must complete and maintain timely documentation of clinical services through an electronic database, as well as completion of documentation that might be needed to support accommodations offered by Disability Services as needed. The Mental Health Counselor must engage in various outreach events including presentations to student groups and classrooms on mental health topics or drug and alcohol related issues.

Location: Newark

Work Hours: The primary office is located on the Newark campus, with occasional travel to other regional campuses for Central Ohio Technical College. Work from home hours can be considered and negotiated but will vary semester to semester depending upon student needs.

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled Yes

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