Counselor, Curry Health Center



The Health Center Administration invites applications for two (2) Licensed Counselors to provide primary mental health care for UM students. Provide formal training and supervision of graduate student trainees. Participate in assessment of quality of services and consumer satisfaction as well as campus mental health care needs. Maintain relationships with campus care providers, administrators, faculty, staff, student advisor committee members, and community-based mental health care providers. The work of the counselor is complex, requiring a broad range of skills in individual and group therapy, case management, clinical supervision, consultation, and awareness of mental health laws in Montana. The counselor’s work is consistent with the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association and the policies of Curry Health Center.

This position does not supervise any UM personnel. However, it is a part of a clinical training team that provides individual and group supervision for student interns from the fields of counseling, social work and psychology. These students are generally from graduate programs at the University of Montana, though on occasion students from other universities are considered. On occasion, this position may provide supervision to Professional Counselor Licensure Candidates on staff.

The counselor will become proficient in an electronic health record and practice management software system titled Medicat. Learn to effectively utilize an outcome measure titled College Counseling Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS). The counselor will obtain knowledge of Curry Health Center and Counseling Services policies and procedures and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation standards.

Required Skills
  • Professional level of skill in individual, group, and crisis counseling that includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning/delivery, case management and referral
  • Proven training and/or experience in clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of mental health law and ethical standards of the mental health professions, the ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality, have knowledge of clinical diagnoses as reflected in the DSM-V, have knowledge of basic word processing skills, and the ability to maintain records in a thorough and timely fashion using an electronic health record
  • Maintenance of professional licensure is also required
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team while adhering to standards of confidentiality, have skills in case presentation and consultation, have the ability to give and receive feedback, have an awareness of multiple professional roles in mental health care, be familiar with campus and community resources, and have the ability to serve as a staff and student training resource
  • Demonstrated ability to present in an engaging manner on a wide range of psychological topics to UM students to help educate them on relevant and important issues that impact their lives
  • General knowledge of and skill in the operation of personal computer and related software (electronic health record, MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), photocopier, fax, and multi-line phone system


Minimum Required Experience
  • This position requires a master’s degree in counseling, social work or psychology and must be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Montana
    • A candidate that is licensed in another state must obtain Montana licensure one year from date-of-hire
  • Curry Health Center (CHC) strongly encourages all employees to be current with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on immunizations for Health Care Worker (HCW). This will ensure a safe work environment for our employees as well as our patients. The employees who have not been vaccinated will not be able to work if an outbreak occurs.


About Curry Health Center and UM

Curry Health Center is the primary health care provider for the students of The University of Montana. We fulfill our campus role of promoting student success by providing direct health care to students; enhancing personal health and development; supporting the campus community through education and public health activities; and providing a variety of learning opportunities for students.

In particular, it is the Counseling Service’s mission to provide brief, focused psychological counseling by identifying and addressing those problems and needs that can reasonably be considered within the time constraints of a semester or less.

Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus is described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.



Position Details

Position Title: Counselor (Psychology Specialist)

Position Number: 010000; NEW

Department: Health Center Administration

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Spring and Fall), 10 months/year, (30 Hours a week)/summer.

Salary: $28.00/hr – exempt from overtime.

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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