Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
3 - 5 years
$60k+ Annual
Job Description


El Paso, Texas (U.S.): The Office of Student Affairs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is seeking an exemplary individual to join our team as Lead Counselor of TTUHSC El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. As the Lead Counselor, the defined candidate will:


  • Perform complex personal, vocational, educational, or other counseling or training at the individual or group level.
  • Assist in management of counseling programs.
  • Fulfill these duties with a primary focus on the promotion of medical student academic and professional success.


The defined candidate may supervise counselors or other employees. Performance is based on individual counseling effectiveness and overall program results obtained.


Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and three years’ experience in related area. Additional education in a related area may substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis.


Positon-Specific Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess a license to practice mental health counseling in the State of Texas. Candidate may be in their period of supervision prior to full licensure, but have passed licensing examination prior to employment.
  • Licenses may include: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Psychologist (APA), Nurse Practitioner in Psych/Mental Health (NP), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
  • Ability to speak and write clearly.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, and treatment and research protocols.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, including staff, residents and physicians. Shares information appropriately.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Exercises sound judgement in solving problems.
  • Takes appropriate action.
  • Follows regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work within a team-oriented environment; collaborating and learning from other professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Personal attributes that facilitate effective interpersonal relationships and communication with a wide range of students, faculty and staff.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master's degree highly preferred from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Knowledge and experience of adult-learner populations on specific mental health related issues such as: depression, ADHD, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma and developmental challenges.


Major/Essential Functions:

  • Assesses medical students for a wide range of emotional and behavioral disturbances in the context of, and as may directly affect, academic performance and professional success.
  • Provides short-term counseling/therapy to medical students when necessary due to acute circumstances, and to facilitate transition to relevant services external to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Meets and updates the Associate and Assistant Deans for Student Affairs, and the Director for Academic Support in order to promote medical student academic success.
  • Works collaboratively with the Physician Well-being Committee (PWC) to ensure appropriate monitoring, status determinations, and clearances for all students referred to that committee. Serves as the primary liaison between the Office of Student Affairs, the PWC and the Grading and Promotions Committee.
  • Collaborates with institutional and community resources needed to treat students emotional and mental health needs.
  • Participates in peer review of clinical work and liaison with Learning Specialist, Disability and Support Services and other university professionals, faculty members and clinicians - regarding the mental health and academic success of medical students.
  • Monitors results of sessions/treatment and review for further evaluation to assure continuity of student to engage positively in the learning environment.
  • Assists in other duties as assigned.


Compensation: Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan.



How to Apply: For additional information and to complete an online application, please visit and search for requisition # 19217BR.

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Job ID: 255201166

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