Coordinator of Career and Crisis Counseling

Coordinator of Career and Crisis Counseling


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, North Carolina


$46,412.00 - $69,618.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Closes: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Target Start Date

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:
Required:  Master's degree from an accredited institution in the area of psychology, counseling or social work. Individual must have or be eligible for their National Certified Counselors Credential.  License eligible in North Carolina as a Licensed LPC.  Must be currently licensed in North Carolina as an LPC or currently licensed as an LPC in the state in which currently employed/ residing. 
Experience Requirements:
Required: Three to five years of previous experience and /or training involving counseling in an educational setting, at least one of which is in a clinical setting working with evaluation, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and suicide assessment

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred:  Three to five years in the mental health field with at least with at least two years in a clinical setting working with evaluation, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and suicide assessment;  supervisory experience preferred.

Position Description

The Coordinator of Career and Crisis Counseling will provide ongoing service to JCC students and alumni in the areas of career exploration and job attainment.  This position will plan, design, and implement instruction on career development as well as provide one-on-one counseling for students and alumni.  This position will also serve as an integral member of the career services team and will work to support its goals and functions throughout the college and community. 
The Coordinator of Career and Crisis Counseling will also lead and facilitate the emergency clinical counseling efforts on campus, serving as chair of the Crisis Assessment, Response, and Evaluation team and managing clinical services, including suicide assessment and crisis interventions.

Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Career Development Responsibilities will include:

  • Provides career counseling to incoming undecided students upon application.
  • Provides professional counseling services to students as they clarify attitudes, interests, and abilities related to planning their program of study choices; assists in all phases of decision making and formulating educational goals and plans.
  • Provides information pertinent to the selection of courses, occupations, transfer requirements, availability of resource agencies and other areas of concern to students.
  • Administers and interprets career interest, values and personality inventories.
  • Conducts classroom workshops regarding career development and decision making.
  • Works closely with staff and faculty to develop and coordinate career outreach programs such as job fairs, career programs, and employer panels.
  • Partners with college leadership to develop strategies to best serve undecided students.
  • Promotes the use of other campus and community resources to support career exploration and personal growth.
  • Determines procedures and policies for career counseling services to comply with counseling codes of ethics and ACA guidelines.
  • Serves on various JCC standing committees.
  • Participates in applicable professional organizations.

 Crisis Counseling Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate consultation and training for faculty, administration, staff and other campus personnel regarding students' psychological development and behavioral health issues.
  • Serves as on-call for emergency situations regarding student's mental health
  • Provide crisis response and intervention, care planning and follow-up services as needed
  • Provide direct clinical services (counseling, assessment and referral) to a diverse student body addressing a wide range of developmental issues and mental health concerns
  • Provide behavior consultation to faculty, outreach and psycho-educational programming services to the campus community on relevant wellness and mental health topics
  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments encompassing emotional, social and developmental factors
  • Adhere to ethical standards in support of confidentiality, client advocacy, and college policies/ and procedures as well as administered and reviewed screening test and questionnaires when needed

Additional Information:

Language Skills                                            

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills                                                 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability                                                     

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Possession of strong initiative, excellent judgment, and an ability to function independently.

Computer Skills                                            
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Word and Excel, and other office software as deemed necessary.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 
National Certified Counselor (NCC), Global Career Development Facilitator Certification trained or willing to receive training within 6 months of employment.
Physical Demands 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 regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment 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 quiet.

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