Temporary Mental Health Counselor

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on June 20, 2024
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Temporary Mental Health Counselor

Job Opening # 532314

Job Summary

The Counseling and Psychological Services Department is currently seeking a Temporary Mental Health Counselor to join their team of professionals. Duties include:

  • Provides direct clinical services to university students/clients including individuals, couples, and group counseling. Conducts clinical assessments and formulates diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • Provides emergency assessments, crisis intervention, and intakes for students. Provides consultations to family members and campus community constituents.
  • Completes intake summaries, psychological assessments, emergency evaluations, progress notes, and termination summaries according to the established policies and procedures.
  • Provides clinical services for crises and emergencies that may fall outside normal business hours (including evenings and weekends) and may be required to work later than scheduled to meet student needs.
  • Participates in departmental research either directly or indirectly.
  • Participates in outreach to provide psychoeducation, assist in the delivery of mental healthcare information to the FIU community, and increase the visibility of CAPS across campus.
  • Collaborates with departmental staff, other departments, and community organizations to provide therapeutic, advocacy, and support services to FIU students.
  • Supports the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the department and the University.
  • Performs other related duties as required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Other Duties: 

  • Attend and participate in regular CAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service training.
  • Follow policies and procedures per state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, and HIPAA/FERPA privacy laws.
  • Respond to individual student and campus crises, as needed.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to competently serving students from diverse populations and who hold a wide range of identities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work or related mental health provider discipline.
  • Licensed, license-eligible, or eligible to attain registered intern status in the State of Florida.

Job Category

Advertised Salary
$23.95 - $28.73/hour

Work Schedule

  • 40 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday.
  • From 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Special trust, responsibility, and sensitive location

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Please apply directly to our website by going to https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/ , select "Prospective Employees" and reference job opening ID #532314 under "Search Jobs".


Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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