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Outreach Counselor Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Provides targeted segment of students or community population with specialized counseling services through organization and facilitation of counseling programs, workshops and support groups.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the Outreach Counselor in that incumbents in this classification are responsible for the development of counseling programs in addition to counseling.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
  • Develops and coordinates counseling programs such as job search or peer counseling programs for a targeted group of university or community population; assesses program needs; organizes program material; evaluates program's success.
  • Provides intake services for students or community program participants, which includes initial assessment of disability and reviews financial and/or academic support needs.
  • Coordinates and conducts workshops pertaining to counseling programs; determines topics, speakers and materials to be used; leads support groups.
  • Counsels program participants or students on personal, academic or career issues; determines if additional counseling is required; refers to sources such as support groups, workshops or community resources as needed.
  • Determines eligibility of program participants and prepares necessary paperwork and documentation for participation in program.
  • Assembles information; prepares reports and statistical data regarding counseling program.
  • Obtains or assists in obtaining of funding for programs; writes grants; promotes fund raising in community.
  • Provides information to community and/or university regarding counseling program services by preparing and delivering presentations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of techniques and principles of counseling.
  • Skill in interviewing and counseling clients.
  • Skill in counseling program development.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field AND three years counseling experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field AND five years counseling experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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