National Institute on Aging

Northeast Ohio Medical University — Counselor I or II, NEOMED Clinical Services

Health and Wellness within NEOMED Clinical Services is responsible for enhancing the health and well-being of the NEOMED student community by promoting healthy and sustainable behavioral change and supporting good health practices through education, prevention, collaboration and peer support. The Counselor will provide licensed clinical counseling services to NEOMED students.

NEOMED is hiring one counselor that best meets the needs of NEOMED Clinical Services at level I or II, to be determined by the experience level of the top candidate.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Counselor I
Pay Grade: 8
Starting Salary Range: $46,300 – $54,788

Counselor II
Pay Grade: 9
Starting Salary Range: $52,087 – $61,637

Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
– Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
– Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
– Flexible Spending Account
– State Retirement with 14% matching
– Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
– 11 Paid Holiday Days
– Wellness Offerings
– Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
– Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
– Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
1) Provide time-limited clinical counseling including in-person and tele-counseling services for NEOMED students in groups or as individuals. Offer crisis management services. Identify students with pre-existing and persistent mental illness and refer them to appropriate mental health/medical treatment. Properly document all services and interactions.
2) Coordinate care of clients with their other mental health care professionals.
3) Organize and participate in group activities designed to increase resilience and adaptability of students.
4) Participate in clinical team events and meetings.
5) If Counsellor II, provides clinical consultation and advice to more junior counselors as needed.
6) Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in counseling or related field. Licensed in Ohio as a Psychologist, Social Worker or Professional Clinical Counselor.

Counselor I: Minimum of three to five years of experience required in counseling or healthcare-related field; working knowledge of guidelines of the ADA of 1990 and amended, FERPA, HIPAA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 required; experience in a college or university setting preferred.
Counselor II: Ten years’ or more experience required in counseling or healthcare-related field; working knowledge of guidelines of the ADA of 1990 and amended, FERPA, HIPAA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 required; experience in a college or university setting preferred.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies

  • Excellent counseling skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, specifically with presentations in group settings as well as individual interaction.
  • Excellent judgment and tact in dealing with constituencies both internal and external to the school.
  • Remains knowledgeable about current trends in counseling, psychotherapy, and student development by participating in professional development and obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as required by the state licensing and regulatory boards.
  • Maintains the quality of counseling services through on-going evaluation of all services.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strategic planning abilities to plan comprehensive programs and services.
  • Ability to work independently and with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Internet, MS Office products, and computerized presentations.

Core Competencies
Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.

Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.

People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.

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