Counselor

Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

The Counselor offers services to students in the areas of academic and emotional development to assist them in meeting their academic and professional goals. Key components of the position include identifying and addressing key challenges, providing counseling, and making referrals as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, couple, and group counseling for students (in person and/or virtually, via telepsychology).
  • Offer virtual and in-person presentations as well as other outreach services, as needed (e.g. new student orientation, workshops on test anxiety, time management, relationships, coping skills, etc.).
  • Participate in crisis response during a student mental health emergency.
  • Maintain professional licensure by completing continuing education and all other requirements.
  • Collaborate with Learning Enhancement team and other departments across campus to provide student support and programming.
  • Represent Counseling Services department and KCU favorably, in accordance with established core values and expectations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.


Supportive Functions:

  • Contribute writing for informational and educational outreach (e.g., emails, Canvas/website content) to students on psychological and wellbeing topics.
  • Complete other administrative tasks (e.g., report-writing, maintaining Titanium calendar, progress notes).
  • Assist in developing department goals and objectives.
  • When appropriate, consult with faculty and staff regarding students’ mental health needs. Participate in interdisciplinary support committee meetings for at-risk students.
  • Attend regular team meetings and other required University activities.


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred. Degree must be from an accredited University, in the field of mental health
  • Missouri license to provide mental health services
  • Preference of 3 – 5 years’ experience counseling undergraduate or graduate level students
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications


Performance Expectations:

Integrity - Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism

Compassion - Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity

Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do

Collaboration - Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals

Intellectual Curiosity - Pursuing personal and professional growth

Innovation - Embracing new practices to improve outcomes

Heritage - Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

Annual Security Report

KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!

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