Personal Counselor

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Behrend
Personal Counseling Office
Full/Part Time:


The Personal Counseling Office is seeking a part-time counselor to ensure the mental health needs of Behrend students are met. Reporting to the Director of the Personal Counseling Office, the Personal Counselor is responsible for facilitating student concerns and provides advocacy and resource services. The counselor collects pertinent student data and coordinates with other counseling staff members for appropriate student intervention. The candidate must also demonstrate the College`s core values of integrity, responsibility, excellence, respect, discovery, and community. In addition, the candidate will adhere to the mission of the Personal Counseling Office. Duties include but are not limited to maintaining a client caseload and providing appropriate client documentation; assessing and treating clients in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems; gathering relevant information pertaining to case issues; devising treatment plans; and assuring compliance with ethical and confidential standards. The Personal Counselor works independently with minimal supervision but must also be able to work effectively on a team. This position requires excellent collaborative, writing, speaking, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and deadlines, multitask, thrive in a very busy environment, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality. The Personal Counselor will show a capacity to support and celebrate students from a variety of identities (race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, sex, age, etc.). The candidate will be able to provide therapeutic interventions for a wide breath of diagnoses and levels of severity. Other duties as assigned. A Master`s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or other related degree is required. A minimum of two years of related counseling experience is preferred. Superior customer service skills. Maintain professional appearance and collegial attitude. Ability to be prompt and dependable. Familiarity with electronic medical records is preferred, but not required. This position is offered for the Spring 2020 semester with opportunity to continue in the Fall 2020 semester. A start date of February 4, 2020 is anticipated.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088