Staff Counselor

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Counseling

Position Title

Staff Counselor


Counseling Services


General University

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Atlanta, GA

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The Staff Counselor supports the overall mission of Counseling and Psychological Services through the provision of individual, group, and programmatic services, including outreach activities that extend the reach of services to the broader community. She/he may provide crisis and consultation services, as needed. The Staff Counselor supports the administrative and clinical supervision of practicum/internship students, when appropriate.

Required Qualifications

A master’s degree from an accredited college/university in counseling, clinical or counseling psychology, marriage & family therapy, or social work is required. A relevant doctoral degree will also be considered. Additionally, candidates must be a current LPC, LCSW, Psychologist, LMFT, or APC who are already licensed in the state of Georgia or eligible for licensure in the state of Georgia will be considered. Candidates must have some post-master's professional counseling experience. 

The successful candidate must have the following:

  • Understanding of both clinical and developmental issues confronting university students and ability to implement comprehensive services to address these issues, including assessment and time-limited counseling modalities.
  • Experience in conducting individual psychotherapy with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret and apply professional standards & relevant laws for counseling centers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality within legal and institutional guidelines.
  • Familiarity with university policies and procedures, student issues and concerns, and campus issues.
  • Proficiency in public speaking and leading group discussions.
  • Excellent written, verbal, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills (e.g. file management, time management).

Candidates with demonstrated experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; demonstrated experience in a university/college; and/or three or more years post-masters experience are highly desirable.

Mercer University strives to provide a campus climate that allows all students to function within their unique cultural frameworks. The Division of Student Affairs strives to enrich students’ lives by creating welcoming, supportive and transformative environments that maximize opportunities for diverse students learning and success.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a master’s degree (or higher) in counseling, clinical or counseling psychology, marriage & family therapy, or social work?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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