Director of Counseling

Director of Counseling


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Monroe and Polkton, NC


Commensurate with SPCC Salary Schedule


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Closes: Friday, August 10, 2018

Target Start Date

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean of Student Development

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in counseling, counseling psychology, social work, or related field.
• Minimum of 3 years direct experience working as a counselor at a community college.
• Direct experience working with students in immediate mental health and/or life crisis.
• Direct experience providing academic counseling to students in poor academic standing such as academic intervention, warning, or probation.
• Evidence of direct experience implementing success strategies to diverse college populations such as first generation, veteran, and underprepared students.
• Direct experience working in disability services and providing instructional accommodations to college student populations in adherence with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) federal regulations.

Preferred Qualifications


• Supervisory experience.
• Proficiency using the Student Information System (SIS), Datatel/Colleague.
• Proficiency in other student support technologies such as early alert systems, career management software, and Self Service.
• Experience working with high school populations such as dual enrolled and/or Early College.
• Maintained related North Carolina licensure as a LPC or LCSW.
• Bilingual or multilingual proficiency to include American Sign Language (ASL).

Position Description

Job Description

The Director of Counseling is a full-time, 12-month position with responsibilities on both the LLP (Polkton) and OCH (Monroe) campuses. Under the direction of the Dean of Student Development, the Director of Counseling is responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive program to guide the College’s students in the areas of disability, personal, academic, and career counseling. This position also directly counsels students in addition to the listed administrative responsibilities.

Job Duties

• Provide leadership and supervision for counselors and counseling services at all college locations.
• Make recommendations for selection, training, mentoring, motivation, and evaluation of counselors including development of employee performance objectives.
• Maintain regular travel to both Anson and Union county campuses, as well off-campus centers and instructional sites as needed or requested.
• Maintain rotating schedule of counseling staff at both campus locations.
• Perform administrative task such as developing departmental outcomes, providing updates for college reports, and maintaining regular documentation on counseling usage and services.
• Serve in a counseling role to students in the areas of academic, career, disability, and personal counseling while maintaining the confidential nature of such contacts.
• Identify and implement success strategies for students in academic distress.
• Oversee early alert programming and the administration of the College’s Early Alert software to ensure student referrals are addressed timely and accurately.
• Identify and maintain contact with community resources for student referrals.
• Implement and maintain contemporary best practices for all programmatic efforts.
• Provide or participate in college wide student development related trainings on topics including, but not limited to: career services, disability services, alcohol/drug awareness, sexual violence/abuse awareness, and academic success strategies.
• Participate in the advising and registration of new students.
• Work variable schedule if needed, including evenings and/or weekends.
• Participate in SPCC teams as requested to include membership on a threat assessment/behavioral intervention team and planning council teams.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135