Licensed Mental Wellness Counselor

University of Southern Mississippi
July 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$600 milli
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Licensed Mental Wellness Counselor

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Licensed Mental Wellness Counselor.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Division of Student Affairs Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Pay Grade


Posting Close Date July 1, 2023

Job Summary: Student Counseling Services provide quality counseling interventions to Southern Miss students by promoting sound mental health and the coping skills necessary for successful pursuit of their educational and life goals. Our licensed mental wellness counselors work in a spirit of collaboration within the Division of Student Affairs to support individual responsibility, personal growth, and wellness of all enrolled members of the student body.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling for enrolled students.
  • Provide consultation services regarding mental wellness for the Southern Miss community, including students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration.
  • Provide emergency response services to the Southern Miss campus on a 24-hour, rotating basis.
  • Provide outreach, educational and prevention services regarding mental wellness to the Southern Miss campus.
  • Participates in the overall administration of SCS through attendance at staff meetings, case conferences, staff development, campus events, and contributions to the development of SCS policy and procedures and evaluation processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Master's level counseling, psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work or mental health degree. Provide proof of licensure or provisional licensure to provide mental health services in the state of Mississippi with designation of LPC, LMFT, LCSW, or confirmed state licensure/certification at the doctoral level. At least two years of clinical experience working in the mental health field providing direct clinical care.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skill in managing one's own time and the time of others
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Ability to prepare concise reports
  • Ability to review work for accuracy
  • Ability to obtain a driver's license prior to employment
  • Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, University policies and procedures
  • Adept in Microsoft Office
  • Resourceful and determined to provide a positive experience for others.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to be compassionate and empathetic while working with a diverse population
  • Must demonstrate adaptability and persistence while working with individuals, their treatment plans and University students
  • Must maintain currency on relevant research, professional certifications and continuing education
  • Must be detail-orientated and timely with all required notes, files and documentation
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Four - five years of experience in the mental health field working with adolescents or college-aged individuals. Two-Three years of experience providing direct clinical care delivering individual, family, or group therapy. Experience with delivering emergency services in mental healthcare.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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