Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
The professional counselor will provide a range of counseling services to the
students including: mental health assessment and counseling, personal crisis
management, facilitating referrals to specialized mental health services,
career guidance, and other support services related to the students' success
in the academic program. The counselor will also serve as a member of the
overall staff team at the Puerto Rico site. Reports to the Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop a range of counseling services for the students at the Puerto Rico
campus uniquely supportive of the needs of our working adult population.
Serve as the primary provider of counseling services to the students at
Support individual students with crises/stressors that interfere with
Assess and refer serious and urgent emotional, psychological, or
psychiatric conditions of individual students to specialized mental health
professionals in the region.
Develop a network of providers to whom students can be referred.
Plan, coordinate, and deliver preventive workshops on mental health and
academic achievement matters.
Plan, coordinate, and deliver group activities, group counseling, and
support group assistance.
Support students when preparing their course schedule as needed.
Support students with career development and job placement.
Working with the Puerto Rico staff and faculty to ensure that students are
aware of the range of counseling services that are available.
Plan and coordinate delivery of counseling services with the support of
other staff members and the site faculty.
Support site staff with the local activities enhanced by the CC strategic
Ensure that the clinical files of students are kept in a safe file
separate from all other academic records.
Works flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
Education and Experience Required
Master Degree in Counseling required
Updated professional counseling certification from the PR Department of
Minimum of 3 years of experience in professional counselor positions at
higher education institutions
Skills and Knowledge Required
Spanish and English oral and written language proficiency
Trained in crisis intervention
Ability to communicate and maintain systematic, coherent expectations with
Physical Effort Required
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or
feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk, hear, and effectively communicate
with others in person and in writing. The employee is required to be mobile.
The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to see
others and read documents. This job requires the employee to spend lengthy
periods of time performing computer-assisted work. The noise level in the work
environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Commensurate with the position and qualifications of the candidate.
To apply, please forward a cover letter, resume, copies of teaching
evaluations, and three (3) references to [email protected].
Cambridge College is an equal-opportunity employer committed to providing a
diverse academic environment for its students, faculty, and staff.