Department of Counseling and Human Development Services - Graduate Assistantship


Counseling and Human Development Department Funded
Assistantship Opportunities

Below are announcements of the funding opportunities available in the Department of CHDS for the academic year 2014-2015. Applicants can be considered for more than one assistantship. Please read these instructions carefully.

Please submit only the following:

  1. Application cover sheet
  2. Application statement/cover letter not to exceed one page, stating interests and qualifications
  3. Current resume or curriculum vitae

All documents should be submitted in .pdf format.

Please send all application materials electronically to Dr. Brian Glaser and cc: Ms. Nikki Williams. You will receive a notification that we have received your materials.

If you have questions regarding the specific position requirements or responsibilities, please direct those to the faculty member responsible for supervision listed below. A review of applications will begin March 14, 2014. Applicants will be notified once all positions have been filled.

PLEASE NOTE: Eligible students must have an offer of admission to apply for these positions and you MUST have been admitted into a program of The University of Georgia. 

Department of Counseling and Human Development Services Ed.D. in Student Affairs Leadership (SAL) Program Assistantships

Graduate assistantships in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services provide opportunities for graduate students to gain experience in instruction, curriculum development, graduate program coordination support, and experiential education.  Graduate Assistants (GA) must be accepted to a University of Georgia doctoral program, be in good academic standing, and have positive recommendations from previous positions. Although prior experience is not required, it is preferred. Please send a resume and cover letter that addresses your professional association to the GA positions listed below.

Job Descriptions

EdD SAL GA for Instruction

EdD SAL GA for Program Support

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: This position is to be filled by a Doctoral Student in Counseling and Human Development Services. This position serves as a graduate assistantship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills in functions of UGA eLC new Desire2Learn system
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to students, staff, and faculty
  • Ability to establish rapport with others during the curriculum and program development process

Job Summaries:

EdD SAL GA for Instruction:

For academic year 2014-15, the EdD SAL program requires a GA who will work closely with several faculty members to develop the curricular material necessary to implement online graduate and undergraduate courses in counseling and/or student affairs.  GA should have an appropriate degree of proficiency with technology (including PowerPoint and video development) as well as any experience you have in online teaching environments.

EdD SAL GA for Program Support

For academic year 2014-15, the EdD SAL program requires a GA who will work closely with the program coordinator to accomplish programmatic administrative and curriculum development responsibilities of the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in curriculum development of EdD SAL courses in eLC new
  • Provides 13 hours of office work to accomplish programmatic administrative and curriculum development  responsibilities and be a visible part of the program operations
  • Consults and communicates with the program coordinator on a weekly basis
  • Acts as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and/or campus or community resources as needed
  • Provides innovation in teaching and learning in online formats
  • Attends training seminars, staff meetings with administrative team and supervision periodically throughout the year
  • Interacts with staff, students, and faculty in a professional and ethical manner

Conditions of Employment:

A 9-month 1/3-time (13 hours/week) doctoral assistantship results in a tuition waiver and a stipend. Graduate Assistantships are awarded yearly on a competitive basis. Failure to carry out the requirements and responsibilities of the assistantship may result in termination or non-renewal of the assistantship.  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5/14/14

Application:

Send vita and cover letter via email to cmaddox@uga.edu.

Responsible to:

Candace E. Maddox, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, EdD in Student Affairs Leadership Program (cmaddox@uga.edu)

Department of Counseling and Human Development Services Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistantships in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services meet an instructional need for the Department by providing instruction for high demand and high enrolled undergraduate courses in the area of human development and counseling. In addition, these positions provide opportunities for graduate students to gain experience in instruction, classroom management, and experiential education.  Graduate Teaching Assistants must be accepted to a University of Georgia doctoral program, be in good academic standing, and have positive recommendations from previous positions. Although prior teaching experience is not required, it is preferred. Prior coursework and/or work experience in the specific topical areas is preferred.

ECHD 2050

Previous coursework: Graduate coursework in career development and theories.
If assigned to ECHD 2050 (2 credit hours): Typically teach three sections (15-20 students per section) during the academic year. Provide information to assist students in choosing a major, choosing a career, and developing skills related to career decision making. In addition, instructors facilitate discussions related to a variety of career assessments including the CDM, the Strong Interest Inventory, the Type Focus, value inventories and other career related inventories.

ECHD 3050

Previous coursework: Graduate coursework in career development and theories.

If assigned to ECHD 3050 (2 credit hours): Typically teach 1 section (100-125 students) per semester during the academic year. Provide information to assist students in career decision-making, developing resumes, and life planning. Focus of the course is on the processes of self-assessment, decision-making, and preparation for employment.

ECHD 3020

Previous coursework: Graduate coursework in theories of counseling, interpersonal relationships, basic counseling skills, and other related coursework.

If assigned to ECHD 3020 (3 credit hours): Typically teach 2 sections (25-30 students per section) during the academic year. Provide introductory information on the fields of counseling and human development services. Cover topics such as counseling theory and practice, intervention programs, crisis intervention, and current trends in the fields of counseling and human development services.

ECHD 3170

Previous coursework: Graduate coursework in drug and alcohol issues and/or counseling persons with addictions.
If assigned to ECHD 3170 (3 credit hours): Typically teach 1 section (40-45 students per section) per semester during the academic year. Designed to help students increase awareness of psychological and social characteristics of drug and alcohol abusers, examine the causes and effects of addiction, and understand the implications for working with people in human services.

ECHD 3010:

Previous coursework: Graduate coursework in multicultural counseling, theories of counseling, group counseling/group work, and related coursework (e.g., counseling issues in LGBTQ, women’s studies)

If assigned to ECHD 3010 (3 credit hours): Typically teach 3 sections (15-20 students per section) during the academic year. Designed to help student peer helpers and other paraprofessionals develop basic skills applicable in various educational settings.

Responsibilities:

  • GTAs are required to attend the Graduate School Teaching Assistant Orientation and the CHDS Teaching Assistant Orientation
  • Enroll in PFF or ECHD 9850 each semester
  • Attend meetings as scheduled by the TA supervisor
  • Alert supervisor immediately regarding student issues, inability to attend class, schedule conflicts, etc.
  • Fulfill teaching duties as assigned

Conditions of Employment: A 9-month 1/3-time (13 hours/week) doctoral assistantship results in a tuition waiver and a stipend. Teaching Assistantships are awarded yearly on a competitive basis. Failure to carry out the requirements and responsibilities of the assistantship may result in termination or non-renewal of the assistantship.

Counseling Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: This position is to be filled by a 3rd year Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology. This position serves as a twelve-month graduate assistantship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills in clinical management practices and methods
  • Ability to communicate effectively, assign, consult, and guide student clinicians through the training process
  • Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to students, staff, and clients
  • Ability to establish rapport with others during the assessment process

Job Description:

Coordinates clinical activities including counseling and psychotherapy services of clients; assignment of clients to clinicians; consults with clinicians regarding aspects of their cases (e.g., diagnosis, treatment planning, resources acquisition); and oversees recordkeeping and documentation of cases. The coordinator also acts as liaison with external sites and third parties on collaborative services for clients (e.g., disability services, DFACS, officers of the court).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in conducting weekly staffing meetings with student clinicians, faculty, and staff
  • Provides 13 hours of office work to accomplish administrative responsibilities and be a visible part of the Center operations
  • Assigns case referrals to student clinicians and provides consultation through the assignment and dispensation of the case
  • Conducts orientation to the Center for all incoming students and continues follow-up orientation
  • Provides administrative consultation to clinicians on review of records, maintenance and storage of records
  • Consults with clinical supervisors regarding student clinician’s progress
  • Coordinates the assignments of the training activities of the multidisciplinary programs in pharmacy and nursing and oversees the collaboration among these students and those from other programs who are training in the Center
  • Consults and communicates with the Director and other staff as appropriate on a weekly basis
  • Consults and communicates with student clinicians on a weekly or as needed basis regarding assessments
  • Acts as a liaison between client and campus or community resources as needed
  • Attends training seminars, staff meetings with administrative team and supervision on a weekly basis
  • Interacts with staff, students, and clients in a professional and ethical manner

Conditions of Employment:

A 9-month 1/3-time (13 hours/week) doctoral assistantship results in a tuition waiver and a stipend. Teaching Assistantships are awarded yearly on a competitive basis. Failure to carry out the requirements and responsibilities of the assistantship may result in termination or non-renewal of the assistantship.

Responsible to:

Linda F. Campbell, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation (lcampbell@uga.edu)

Assessment Coordinator

Job Description

Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: This position is to be filled by a 3rd year Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology. This position serves as a graduate assistantship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills in assessment practices and methods
  • Ability to conduct and evaluate psychological reports based on testing conducted by both the Assessment Coordinator and student clinicians
  • Ability to communicate effectively assign, consult, and guide student clinicians through the assessment process
  • Ability to provide instruction to student clinicians regarding proper administration, scoring, interpretation, and write-up of psychological assessment instruments
  • Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to students, staff, and clients
  • Ability to establish rapport with others during the assessment process

Job Summary:

Performance of all administrative duties for psychological evaluations, assists and communicates with supervisors of student clinicians, and engages in consultation/ outreach activities. Serves as a resource to student clinicians in the assessment process, including test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in conducting weekly staffing meetings with student clinicians, faculty, and staff
  • Provides 13 hours of office work to accomplish Assessment Coordinator administrative responsibilities and be a visible part of the Center operations
  • Assigns assessment referrals to student clinicians and provides support and guidance throughout the testing and report writing process
  • Provides Assessment administrative supervision (review of protocols, scoring, report writing)
  • Consults with clinical supervisors regarding student clinician’s progress regarding assessments
  • Conducts psychological evaluations under the supervision of the Director of the Center and/or other clinical faculty
  • Consults and communicates with the Counseling Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, and Director on a weekly basis
  • Consults and communicates with supervisors and student clinicians on a weekly or as needed basis regarding assessments
  • Acts as a liaison between client and campus or community resources as needed
  • Attends training seminars, staff meetings with administrative team and supervision on a weekly basis
  • Interacts with staff, students, and clients in a professional and ethical manner

Conditions of Employment:

A 9-month 1/3-time (13 hours/week) doctoral assistantship results in a tuition waiver and a stipend. Teaching Assistantships are awarded yearly on a competitive basis. Failure to carry out the requirements and responsibilities of the assistantship may result in termination or non-renewal of the assistantship.

Responsible to:

Linda F. Campbell, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation (lcampbell@uga.edu)

Other assistantship opportunities may be forthcoming pending grant and contract funding. Those positions will be advertised and posted as they become available. Additional positions are to be announced by the individual faculty member who will conduct interviews and make an offer. Please carefully note the requirements for each position.  Assistantship offers are always contingent on state budget funding.

Online Course Development Assistant:

For academic year 2014-15, there are two departmental assistantships are available that work closely with several faculty members to develop the curricular material necessary to implement online graduate and undergraduate courses in counseling and/or student affairs.  Please send a resume and cover letter that addresses your degree of proficiency with technology (including PowerPoint and video development) as well as any experience you have in online teaching environments.

Submit information by 4/25/14

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