Licensed Professional Counselor at ASMSA
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA)
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), a campus of the University of Arkansas System, invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a ten-month, full-time opening beginning January 8, 2018. The counselor will play a critical role in addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students within a specialized educational community.
The counselor is responsible for a range of clinical responsibilities and projects. The primary focus of the work is treatment in the individual therapy modality, but other duties include crisis triage, group therapy, psycho-education, outreach, and assessment. Related case management duties include working with students, their families, off campus care providers, and on campus support services. In the event that a client of the clinic is referred for a level of care evaluation, this may include limited off-hours consultation with local crisis services and emergency departments. The counselor will have the opportunity to contribute to outreach and co-curricular education of the broader campus community as part of counseling services and wellness initiatives.
In terms of crisis services, the counselor is scheduled for urgent triage times across the course of the week, but also assists with unscheduled walk-in emergencies.
Additionally, the counselor could be at the service of the ASMSA community for crisis management and debriefing services, which may sometimes be provided outside of business hours in the event of extraordinary circumstances.
In brief, ASMSA is tasked with providing extraordinary opportunities for a diverse group of students. Established by the General Assembly in 1991 as a public, residential high school to serve talented and motivated Arkansas juniors and seniors from throughout the state as a school of choice, ASMSA—located in historic downtown Hot Springs and adjacent to Hot Springs National Park—is one of only 16 public, residential high schools in the United States focusing on advanced educational experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as dynamic opportunities within the arts. ASMSA offers more than 60 courses for college credit, and all students earn an average of 45 hours of college credit while finishing high school. Graduates achieve an average ACT composite score of 30.6. Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and The Washington Post have ranked ASMSA among the nation’s Top 25 high schools over the past four years.
A Master's degree from an accredited institution in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Educational Psychology is required. Three years of counseling/therapy experience is preferred. A current Arkansas license/eligibility must be obtained within 6 months of hire date in one of the following helping professions: Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Senior Psychological Examiner. Experience in counseling gifted and talented high school students and related topics is an asset.
Candidate must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident.
Review of applications will commence December 11, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. The estimated salary range is $43,000-$48,000.
ASMSA is an AA/EOE employer.