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Date Posted: 9/2/16

Tarrant County College District

Veterans Counselor (NW)

Job Summary:

Counsels and provides individual and group educational and vocational guidance services to military veteran students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides short-term personal counseling to veterans students in accordance with best practices and the mission of Tarrant County College
• Provides crisis counseling for students referred by Campus Care Teams, faculty, staff, and students
• Counsels students toward understanding and overcoming social, emotional, and developmental issues
• Develops and presents veteran student wellness and/or student success seminars
• Refers students to local, State, and Federal Veterans Affairs (VA) agencies and resources as needed
• Engages in research and follow-up activities to evaluate counseling techniques associated with counseling veteran students
• Assists with the academic advising process for veterans students
• Visits area VA agencies and other community organizations to conduct seminars and presentations, or disperse college information as necessary
• Communicates, collaborates, and provides consultation with faculty to increase veterans student success
• Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics, for vocational and educational planning
• Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to aid counselees in making and carrying out vocational and educational objectives
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite 
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the TCC Institute
• Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures:

• Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, rehabilitation psychology or social work from a regionally accredited college or university
• Two (2) years of counseling experience, including at least one (1) year of providing personal counseling to veterans
• Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP), or National Certified Counselor (NCC); must hold an unrestricted mental health license in Texas, or if licensed in another State, must obtain an unrestricted license to practice in mental health field in Texas within one (1) year from hire date; extensions may be requested
• Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
• Experience working with computerized systems
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Tarrant County College is an Equal Opportunity/equal access institution.

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