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Housing Counselor

Company: UNT System
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System . UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title
Housing Counselor

UNT-Counseling & Testing-160730

Job Location

Full Time/Part Time

Retirement Eligibility
TRS Eligible

Additional Retirement Information

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit .

Salary Information

Department Summary

Counseling & Testing Services consists of two inter-related parts: The Counseling Center and Testing Services. We exist to serve the students and community of UNT in support of the mission of the University. Through our Counseling Center services, we strive to support the academic success and general well-being of UNT students through professional counseling, career counseling, consultation, mental-health screenings, educational programs, and self-help resources as well as referral services.
We offer to consult with Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff who may be concerned about a UNT student (while still respecting the confidentiality of our clients). With client permission, we often work closely with Physicians and psychiatrists, the Career Center, Office of Disability Access, and many other helpful resources to provide the best overall care. Our Testing Services provides a wide range of services including traditional admissions testing, computer-based testing, career testing, and many other tests.

Position Overview

Provides individual, group, and crisis counseling as assigned. Clinical supervision as assigned. If licensed for independent practice, then clinical and administrative supervision is received as indicated. Provides supervision as assigned.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

---Master's degree in mental health related field (counseling, social work, psychology)

---Licensed to provide counseling as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate, Licensed Master Social Worker, or equivalent recognized by the State of Texas.

---If licensed in another state recognized by the State of Texas, you must obtain full Texas licensure within 24 months of employment."

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

---Knowledge of professional counseling practices, policies, and procedures.
---Strong oral and written communications skills.
---Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
---Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Experience working with college populations preferred. * Strong presentation skills.

Required License / Registration / Certification

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Driving University Vehicle

Security Sensitive
This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title

Physical Requirements
Ability to communicate

Job Duties


Intake/ ICON as evidenced by 1 audit per semester
a. Conducts a minimum of 1 ICON per week
b. Client's concerns and goals for seeking services are clearly statedincluding risk, if present
c. Plan (next appointment date/time) clearly indicated on Initial Data Form
d. Utilizes CCAPS data in decision making
e. ICON data form completed and signed by the end of next business day
f. Success Plan completed
g. Determines appropriate levels of care; makes appropriate referrals as indicated


Individual Counseling as evidenced by 1 audit per semester
a. Schedules a minimum of 20 per week
b. Clinical interventions documented
c. Documentation of risk assessment, if indicated
d. Success plans updated as clinically indicated
e. CCAPS assessed every session
f. Evidenced based interventions utilized
g. Continue to assess appropriate level of care


Group Counseling/Workshops as assigned
a. Markets groups or workshops
b. Conducts groups as assigned
c. Evaluates effectiveness/satisfaction


Crisis Counseling
a. Available for crisis counseling in office as needed
b. Available for additional crisis times as needed
c. Documentation of crisis data form completed by end of the day
d. Completion of safety plan as needed
e. Utilizes supervision and consultation as appropriate
f. Keeps administrator and front desk informed of hospitalizations
g. Releases signed for external referrals and placed in file
h. Coordinate additional follow up and transport as needed
i. Obtains coverage during planned absences


a. Available for after hour and weekend special assignments as needed
b. Volunteers for special projects
c. Volunteers to support/cover colleagues (i.e. crisis etc.)
d. Collaborates and fosters positive internal and external relationships


Professional Development/Ethical/Legal Standards
a. Maintains CEU requirements and department CE file as required by state licensure board
b. Maintains active license or working towards completion within 2 years
c. Active in professional organizations (membership, presentations, publications)
d. Aware of and maintains ethical standards of profession
e. Seeks consultation when faced with ethical dilemmas


Multicultural Humility
a. Participates in a minimum of two department and/or university-wide multicultural trainings
b. Participates in a minimum of two external multicultural trainings
c. Clinical documentation reflects multicultural sensitivity and awareness
d. Aware of multicultural dynamics in the workplace
e. Completes DSA Diversity Plan


a. Promptness for all meetings and scheduled work hours
b. Keeps supervisor informed of absences, lateness, or schedule conflicts
d. Maintains Titanium Schedule to reflect work schedule accurately
e. Participates in department committees as assigned
f.Maintains positive work relationships
g. Responds to emails by the end of the next business day
h. Submits timesheets weekly
i. Reliable attendance
j. Maintains professionalism when responding to emails and/or feedback


a. Provides supervision and training as assigned
b. Available for unofficial training and consultation
c. Participates in training activities as assigned
d. Documents supervision activities
e. Receptive to supervision and participates actively in personal supervision


Case Management
a. Makes appropriate referrals as indicated
b. Aware of off campus and on campus resources

c. Complete case management referral notes as indicated


a. Outreach as assigned
b. Markets outreach
c. Evaluates outreach programs as indicated


Coordinator or Liason/Special Duties:
1. Maintain liaison role with Housing/Residence Life. This may be evidenced by but not limited to:
a. Create and execute training modules/sessions for housing staff
b. Available for consultation and support of RA's and other housing
c. Assist with other housing duties as needed/requested
2. Meet a minimum of twice a semester with liaison contact to determine needs and support. This may vary depending on needs, time, and other duties.
3. Provide at least monthly outreach support for Housing/Residence Life.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Position End Date (if temporary)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3 Optional Documents
  • Letter of Recommendation

Keywords: UNT System, Denton , Housing Counselor, Other , Denton, Texas

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