Thursday, July 26, 2012

MH Counselor, Ringling College of Art and Design

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Position Title
Mental Health Counselor
Ringling College of Art and Design
Health Services / Counseling
Salary Range
Full-time 10-month position and includes both benefits and summers off
Position Description
Mental Health Counselor at Ringling College assists with the operation of the college’s Counseling Center; directly responsible for assisting in the student’s adjustment and personal/social development; works with an interdisciplinary staff with primary focus on direct psychotherapy services to students, including assessment and diagnosis of psychological and cognitive disorders, including LD/ADHD Disorders. The Counselor provides consultation and outreach services and prevention training to members of the college community. This position requires sharing of after-hours on-call emergency duties during the academic year. This is a full-time 10-month position and includes both benefits and summers off.

Successful incumbent will have outstanding skills in providing therapy in a time-limited context; with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across cultures and with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, campus departments and student groups; expertise in and the ability to provide consultation to campus constituents on a range of mental health issues. Knowledge of current legal issues in higher education and mental health, and of relevant requirements for appropriate documentation. After-hours availability to respond to student mental health emergencies when on-call and ability to assess levels of students distress and independently engage in effective safety planning. Ability to lead large and small training groups for parents, students, staff, faculty, and others. Knowledge of developmental issues and current trends relevant to college students.

Minimum Qualifications
Supervision is available for recent graduates of LCSW and LMHC programs and Psychologists Post-doc candidates and early career therapists are also encouraged to apply.

• Advanced degree (terminal masters or doctoral degree) in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or other closely related field leading towards licensure for practice.
• License eligible within 18 months by the State of Florida
• Experience working with college students and an awareness of developmental perspective.
• Demonstrated computer proficiency.
Desired Qualifications
• Current licensure
• Prior research experience
• Previous experience in a college counseling center
• Understanding of the art and design college culture
• Background in developing, delivering, and assessing effectiveness of outreach activities that include suicide prevention and prevention approaches to substance abuse issues on campus
University Description
Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelor’s degree in 14 disciplines: Advertising Design, Business of Art & Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture. The College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design [AICAD] and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design [NASAD], the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree [SACS], and by the First Professional Degree Level by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation [CIDA], formerly [FIDER].
Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the picturesque 35-acre campus now includes 90 buildings, and attracts close to 1,300 students from 43 states and 23 foreign countries. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts. With a better than 2:1 student to computer ratio, Ringling College’s computing infrastructure rivals even that of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT].
Region Description
Beachfront Sarasota, Florida.
Required Application Materials
Complete online forms with cover letter and resume/cv. Posting Number: 20130009
Application Deadline
Considered Immediately as received. Apply no later than Aug 6 for full consideration. Apply on-line
Starting Date
Fal 2012
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Mailing Address
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone Number
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