University of Utah Job Description
Educates, guides and prepares students for the transition from an academic environment to an employment career. Coordinates activities between university departments and employers. Designs and conducts workshops and supervise student internships.
Bachelor’s degree in a Social Science, Communication, Counseling or a related field plus three years of experience in occupational or career counseling or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Master’s degree in a related area is preferred. Training and experience in basic testing and measurement is preferred. Experience with career counseling in the assigned area may also be preferred.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Counselors must solve complex problems which relate to counseling individual students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. These individuals are making life-changing choices. The resolution comes in the form of understanding and utilizing available resources to research options and provide individualized solutions.
Counselors are involved in hiring and personnel decisions. They make decisions regarding the appropriateness of employer’s requests for job postings and interview schedules. Each counselor must be knowledgeable of employment laws and ethical standards for hiring and recruiting. Decisions are based on the adopted standards of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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