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Licensed Counselor

Provides personal, career, and academic counseling services for students and employees of the college; coordinates college placement services, provides job search assistance and career and employment services for students, faculty, staff, and Kirtland alumni; coordinates the administration and counsels participants of Kirtland’s special populations program.


Provides personal, career, and academic counseling to students and/or college employees.

Performs career assessment and interpretation; provides occupational awareness and job exploration activities; assists students in identifying career goals and the programs of study to achieve them.

Works closely with students, faculty, and staff to enable students to achieve their educational goals and assist the college in achieving retention goals; counsels and advises students with special needs.

Provides information on employability skills, resume development, application requirements, and interview techniques.

Counsels students, alumni, faculty, and staff of job search, placement, and availability; interacts with agencies and organizations to develop and utilize a network for client referral; maintains a job list, provides job referrals to Kirtland students and alumni.

Provides relocation information and follow-up services; conducts regular graduate and employer surveys.

Places and advises student workers, assists in making Kirtland an effective employability skills development opportunity.

Writes grant applications as appropriate, compiles supportive documentation and prepares final reports.

Prepares and manages budget(s) for areas of assigned responsibility; develops and implements program goals, objectives, and plans in cooperation with college staff and advisory committee members as appropriate.

Maintains and advances professional knowledge and skills; stays informed of state and federal requirements for areas of professional and assigned responsibility.

Contributes professionally by serving as appropriate on college committees and task groups; keeps staff and administration informed of state and federal requirements for areas of assigned responsibility.

Performs other related tasks as required.

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the dean of student services


  • Master’s degree in counseling or social work
  • State of Michigan professional counselor (LPC) or social work (LSW) license

JOB DIMENSIONS – Analysis, judgment, decisiveness, planning and organizing, influence, sensitivity, stress tolerance, dependability, teamwork, attention to detail, work standards, initiative, professional self-development, informal communication, written communication, oral presentations, knowledge of work, commitment to the college


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.