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Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023
Position Information
Position Title Counselor
Job Description
Counselors will work to provide mental health services for university students. Specific duties will include carrying a regular caseload (up to 6 appointments daily), conducting mental health assessments, developing individualized treatment plans, leading individual and group therapy sessions, crisis management duties, running preventive mental health wellness classes and/or workshops and making treatment referrals. Additionally, while maintaining a high level of professionalism, counselors will be expected to be active within the university division of student affairs and provide appropriate services and support.

  • Provides individual and group counseling, rendering appropriate mental health services to university students
  • Carrying a regular caseload (up to 6 appointments daily)
  • Crisis management duties
  • Develops and directs mental health-related presentations as requested
  • Maintains professional accreditation and contacts for the purpose of remaining current with discipline
  • Engage with the division of student affairs, being agreeable to serving on various committees and participating in various division endeavors, such as strategic planning and assessment
  • Provides clinical supervision for intern/practicum students as appropriate
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Career and counseling theories
  • Titanium Counseling software preferred
  • Working with trauma survivors and a trauma informed clinic approach
  • Campus resources
  • Computer applications
  • Counseling and presentations
  • Communication, as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, administration and the general public
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field
  • Two years of counseling experience
  • Must possess a license or be license eligible in the State of Missouri (i.e., licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, licensed psychologist, or related mental health counseling licensure)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain licensure if not currently licensed
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Sedentary Work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
FLSA Exempt
Additional Demands
May be subject to nights and weekends
May be subject to travel

Hours of Work
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.