Veterans Counselor

Tarrant County College District   Fort Worth, TX   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 31, 2023
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Position Information

Job Title

Veterans Counselor

Posting Number


Position Status

Full Time

Assignment Length

This field only applies to Faculty

Grant Funded




Class Code


Pay Rate

Commensurate with education and experience




SE Student Success & Advising

Job Summary

Reporting to the campus Director of Counseling, the Veterans Counselor is responsible for counseling and providing individual and group educational and vocational guidance services to military veteran students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Performance Requirements*
  • Provides short-term personal counseling to veteran students in accordance with best practices and the mission of Tarrant County College
  • Provides crisis counseling for students referred by Campus Care Teams, faculty, staff, and students
  • Counsels students toward understanding and overcoming social, emotional, and developmental issues
  • Develops and presents veteran student wellness and/or student success seminars
  • Refers students to local, State, and Federal Veterans Affairs (VA) agencies and resources as needed
  • Engages in research and follow-up activities to evaluate counseling techniques associated with counseling veteran students
  • Assists with the academic advising process for veteran students
  • Visits area VA agencies and other community organizations to conduct seminars and presentations, or disperse college information as necessary
  • Communicates, collaborates, and provides consultation with faculty to increase veteran student success
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics, for vocational and educational planning
  • Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to aid counselees in making and carrying out vocational and educational objectives
Service Excellence
  • Participates on behalf of the College in external community organizations and associations as assigned to support the essential performance requirements
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually, and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC)
  • Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation, and creativity and service to the College
  • Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College

Works under the general supervision of the campus Director of Counseling

*Performs Other Related Tasks as Required

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree counseling, psychology, social work, or related field
  • Three (3) years' working experience providing counseling
  • One (1) year's working experience providing counseling to veterans
  • Currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Must hold an unrestricted mental health license in Texas, or obtain within one (1) year from hire date; extensions may be requested and will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Preferred Qualifications
  • Veterans counseling experience in higher education
  • Active membership in the Military and Government Counseling Association (a division of ACA)
  • Counseling certifications related to counseling veterans / veteran students and their families
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Skilled in excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with diverse populations
  • Skilled using applications and enterprise systems, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and a setting that is diverse and urban
  • Ability to think critically to effectively solve and communicate problems in a fast-paced environment where the demands for work are varied, and unpredictable in scope and volume
  • Ability to analyze data and provide sound recommendations based on policy, procedure, practice, and existing regulations
  • Ability to delegate work appropriately to faculty and staff to meet College and campus deliverables

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Special Instructions Summary



Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the following individual


Destini Jones


Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Certification / License
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. Please select the highest level of education you have completed.
    • High School Diploma / GED
    • 60 or more College Credit Hours
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
    • None of the above
  2. Do you have a Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you credentialed in one or more of the following: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you currently hold an unrestricted mental health license in Texas?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Ability to obtain within one (1) year from hire date
  5. Please list any certification or licensure you have that is directly related to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)
  6. How many years of working experience do you have providing counseling?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year of experience
    • 1 year of experience
    • 2 years of experience
    • 3 years of experience
    • 4 years of experience
    • 5 or more years of experience
  7. How many years of working experience do you have providing counseling to veterans?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year of experience
    • 1 year of experience
    • 2 years of experience
    • 3 years of experience
    • 4 years of experience
    • 5 or more years of experience
  8. Please describe your experience (responses are used to determine eligibility).

    (Open Ended Question)
  9. How many years of working experience do you have counseling Veterans in higher education?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year of experience
    • 1 year of experience
    • 2 years of experience
    • 3 years of experience
    • 4 years of experience
    • 5 or more years of experience
  10. Do you have an active membership in the Military and Government Counseling Association (a division of ACA)?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. How would you rate your level of experience using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)?
    • Advanced
    • Intermediate
    • Beginner
    • None
  12. How would you rate your experience with web-based software?
    • Advanced
    • Intermediate
    • Beginner
    • None
  13. How long have you been in your current role with TCC?
    • Less than 6 months
    • More than 6 months
    • I am not a current TCC employee
    • I am a current TCC student employee