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Mental Health Counselor

Qualified Applicants

Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Mental Health Counselor

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Counselor provides psychotherapy sessions and campus education on mental health issues to Newberry College students on a full-time basis. The Counselor assists the student in identifying their issues or problems, aids in setting goals to overcome the problem, and lends support as the goals are reached and changes are made.




  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Director of Health and Counseling Services, the Dean of Students, or the College President.

  • Remain current on SACS criteria and ensure compliance in area of control.

  • Meet goals and objectives as communicated in the College’s Performance Review.

  • Effective stewardship of the College’s financial resources.

  • Interface with students, faculty, and staff as indicated for case management.

  • Responsible for developing close, working relationships with student affairs professionals, faculty and administration.

  • Schedule counseling sessions with college students requesting services.

  • Provide individual psychotherapy sessions to address DSM-5 conditions and related mental health problems with appropriate documentation and adherence to SC State Mental Health Laws and HIPPA.

  • Provide group therapy sessions as needed.

  • Provide educational round tables discussions for students on substance abuse as needed.

  • Organize seminars and programs/events on substance abuse and mental health issues in collaboration with the Director of Health and Counseling Services.

  • Make referrals appropriate to student needs with documentation to The Center for Student Success and Disability Services, to College physician, the Emergency Room, and community resources.

  • Maintain current professional liability insurance and SC professional license.

  • Provide data to the Director of Health and Counseling Services, including total students served, referrals to the physician, and all external referrals as requested.

  • Follow the Health and Counseling Services office protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.



Master’s Degree preferred in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field from an Accredited College or University. Licensed within the state of South Carolina to practice psychotherapy/counseling services. Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice or Licensed Professional Counselor. A minimum of five years of experience in the counseling field. Must be knowledgeable regarding HIPPA compliance, SC state mental health laws, and DSM-5 criteria. Prior experience working with adolescents/young adults.


Applicants: Send resume to Please put “Mental Health Counselor” in the subject line.


These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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