Counselor - Hourly (Pooled Positions)
Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

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Position Title:

Counselor - Hourly (Pooled Positions)

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Student Engagement

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Provides direct delivery of mental health counseling and services, including individual and group counseling of students. Assists with marketing, development and presentation of programs on mental health issues pertinent to the student population.

Extensive experience with college population and emergency interventions related to suicide, sexual assault and violence against women. Must be versed in Title IX laws and regulations. Must be an active listener, excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills and effective in persuasion and interviewing techniques.


  • Hourly/Part-time, non-benefits eligible. Mon- Fri less than 20 hours/week based on clinic needs.

  • Direct delivery of mental health counseling, including individual and group therapy, and crisis intervention for students experiencing mental, psychological, or behavioral problems.
  • Prepare treatment plans; maintain progress notes, interview records, and case files, assuring all legal and ethical requirements are followed.
  • Effectively refer clients to on campus and community resources for provisional and additional mental health care.
  • Participate in department development and maintenance of standards of practice as outlined in the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
  • Promotion of SHC Counseling services to students, faculty and staff.
  • Assists with outreach programs on mental health issues pertinent to the university student population.
  • Acts as consultant to faculty and staff seeking assistance with case management or referral.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative referral relationships with appropriate mental health
    professionals, organizations, and support groups, both on and off campus.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by Director of Student Health Center, Asst. Director Counseling Svs. or Vice President for Student Engagement.
  • Additional duties may include one or more of the following: Counseling representative on Quality Improvement Board and Member representative of Faculty and/or Staff Senate


Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve. Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master's or doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or mental health therapy from an accredited university
  • Completion of all required post-graduate intern hours
  • Full licensure for clinical practice in mental health counseling in the state of Texas

  • Excellent ability to make professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendations for treatment planning and implementation.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time constraints and maintain a pleasant, welcoming demeanor.
  • Ability to assess and respond to mental health emergencies then facilitate treatment to preserve life and safety.
  • Excellent communication skills and dynamic personality to effectively connect with people.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism with clients who are in distress, argumentative or possibly physically abusive.

  • Knowledge of DSM diagnosis and coding related to Mental Health
  • Knowledge of HIPPA/FERPA , etc. related to Mental Health services
  • Knowledge of Title IX, Clery Act, and VAWA regulations

  • Minimum of one to five years full time experience in a position providing a broad array of individual counseling and group therapy experiences.
  • Experience or training dealing with various forms of substance abuse.
  • One to three years dealing directly with adolescent and young adult populations
  • Emergent or crisis intervention and treatment.

  • Must be able to perform occasional lifting / carrying of 10-15 pounds; sit or stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with fellow employees and supervisors, using a teamwork approach, and taking direction from Director and Assistant Director.
  • Ability to come to work in a timely and predictable manner.
  • Ability to tolerate criticism.
  • Ability to tolerate stressful situations.
EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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