Counselor (Temporary) SMU's Dr. Bob Smith Health Center
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas


Hourly Rate:

$32 per hour

Job Summary:

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking temporary Counselors at our state-of-the-art campus facility, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. The Counselor provides mental health services to enrolled SMU students.

This is not a benefits eligible position. Temporary position - anticipated 3-6 months. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work hours: 20-37.5 hours a week; some flexibility in hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct psychological services for students (initial assessments, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention) and appropriate referrals and case consultations.


Education and Experience:

Master's Degree is required.

Licensed in the state of Texas in psychology, counseling, social work or related field, is required.

A minimum of one year of counseling work experience is required.

Work experience in a college or university counseling center is a plus.

Thorough knowledge of and experience with administration and interpretation of psychological tests is preferred.

Experience with crisis intervention is required.

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite is required. Experience with Electronic Medical Records is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, with the ability to interface professionally with students and staff.

Candidate must have strong diagnostic and case conceptualization skills with the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate effective treatment plans.

Must have astute problem solving skills, especially relating to clinical emergencies.

Candidate must handle Electronic Medical Records and private health information with complete confidentiality at all times. Must follow HIPAA compliance regulations, adherance to legal and ethical principles, and Health Center policies.

Must have excellent organizational skills which include effective planning and time management, as well as attention to details.

Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

This position should be able to:
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Handle objects (dexterity)

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

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