Contracted Counseling Associate
The Contracted Counseling Associate is responsible for entering into an agreement with Dallas Theological Seminary to provide counseling support to employees of the seminary. The contracted associate would use basic knowledge of counseling methods and techniques to address staff and faculty and family members’ wellness where emotional challenges and life adjustment issues are present. *The contracted associate would enter into an agreement with the Seminary and would receive referrals from the Director of Counseling Services.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Self-directed and motivated to serve others.
- Ability to report statistics related to client attendance/no-shows and provide accurate invoicing of employees who have received counseling services.
- Able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate employees’ schedules.
- Proficient computer skills including MS Office software.
- Capable of utilizing treatment planning software and database for documenting client visits and scheduling appointments.
- Attentive to ethical standards of professional practice.
- LPC Associates must have their own board-approved supervisor.
Education & Experience
- Master’s degree in counseling, clinical mental health, marriage and family therapy, or related mental health field.
- Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC-Associates in good standing with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
- Practicum and internship experience working with adults preferred.
*Contracted Counseling Associates do not report to the Director of Counseling but would enter into an agreement to provide services to seminary employees per agreed upon terms.
- Provide therapeutic counseling services to DTS employees and/or their family members on the Dallas campus.
- Obtain appropriate informed consent and intake information from employees prior to rendering services.
- Assist employee/clients in setting goals to address wellness.
- Develop treatment plans documenting employee/client presenting problems and intervention strategies.
- Complete case notes from sessions highlighting the content, therapeutic assumptions, and plan for subsequent sessions.
- Helping employees/clients navigate anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem, traumatic stressors, and other common presenting problems.
- Educating employees/clients on developing strategies and coping skills to experience the change they desire in their lives.
- Practice according to ethical standards and rules outlined by the American Counseling Association and the state licensing boards, respectively.