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Student Success Counselor

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for providing personal, group, academic and career counseling to students at one or more campus locations or sites. The home campus will be based primarily at our Floyd Campus.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

• Master’s degree in counseling or a related field
• Professional licensure as a counselor 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 order to continue in this position
•Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
•Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years

Key Responsibilities

•Counsels with students individual or in groups; provides crisis intervention counseling
•Coordinates classroom presentations for the purposes of acquainting students with departmental services
•Assists in serving students with disabilities
•Coordinates the scheduling, instruction, and publicity for academic enrichment programs/workshops
•Oversees outreach programs for various student groups, faculty and staff
•Assists in the selection and proper use of appropriate self-evaluation instruments
•Oversees the distribution of programmatic materials
•Maintain files and reporting statistics; contribute to the preparation of institutional reports
•Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Knowledge of University System of Georgia, Board of Regents and institutional policies and procedures
•Knowledge of personal, career, group, academic and crisis counseling principles and practices
•Knowledge of human developmental theory
•Knowledge of assessment and testing principles
•Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs
•Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
•Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and to gain trust
•Skill in oral and written communication

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