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Counseling Center Post-Masters Fellowship (INTERN)

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

MU Counseling Center - Student Affairs

Job Description

The Counseling Center (MUCC) is part of the MU Student Health and Well-Being unit, which includes the Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and Wellness Resource Center ( ). The MUCC provides clinical services—including brief individual therapy, group therapy, crisis support, and referral services—and serves the larger campus through outreach, consultation, and responding to campus needs during challenging times.

Training is and has been a highly valued part of the MUCC’s identity for decades. Staff are dedicated to providing a supportive environment that promotes professional growth for our trainees. The Post-Masters Fellowship is the newest of 3 distinct training programs within the MUCC.

We strongly believe that in order to be competent, clinicians must have an understanding of multicultural principles and a commitment to embracing and working with individuals who are different from themselves. The Counseling Center works to ensure a supportive and encouraging learning environment through the recruitment and retention of staff and trainees who are committed to diversity, social justice, and training.

The Counseling Center is ever evolving as we strive to meet the growing and changing needs of today’s college students. We recently moved into a newly renovated and centrally located space on campus with all new furnishings. Inquiries and applications are encouraged from professionals representative of all aspects of diversity as well as from persons possessing a range of professional experience.

The Post-Masters Clinical Fellowship is designed to prepare individuals intending to obtain licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for independent practice by providing experiences that promote clinical and professional development. In addition to their status as employees at the MUCC, Fellows are also trainees. Therefore, ideal candidates for this position are motivated to learn and hone their clinical skills through in-depth supervision, training seminars, and independent professional development time. Clinical duties will be supervised by licensed staff (Licensed Psychologists or Licensed Professional Counselors) at MUCC, who are approved by the State of Missouri for supervision of LPC hours. It is an expectation that Fellows will take the National Counseling Examination (NCE) and obtain their provisional license (PLPC) by the end of the fall semester.

The Post-Master's Clinical Fellowship operates within MUCC’s “learning by doing” philosophy of training, which is centered upon development through application of established knowledge and clinical skills and promotes self-reflection, feedback, and consultation. The Fellow will have opportunities for supervision and consultation from licensed clinical professionals with a range of areas of expertise and operating from various theoretical orientations.

Description of Job Duties:
  • The primary role of this position is to provide direct clinical services to university students. Clinical activities will be predominately comprised of individual therapy (including intake evaluations). Opportunities for sub-specialization with certain populations or presenting concerns may be available.
  • Fellows are expected to be physically located at MUCC during work hours—with few exceptions that must be approved by MUCC administration.
  • Additionally, the Fellow will be tasked with leading or co-leading one of MUCC’s many group therapy offerings each semester, with the Fellow’s group preference being considered along with clinical needs.
  • Fellows will also receive training and experience in the development and provision of outreach services to the university community.
  • Formal training opportunities include at least two (2) hours of individual supervision per week—provided by a primary supervisor who oversees a majority of individual clients and (potentially) a case supervisor who oversees 3-4 clients—as well as supervision of group therapy and a weekly team consultation meeting.
  • Other activities include staff meetings (biweekly), didactic training seminars (monthly), professional development time, preparation and records, and a clinical/administrative project that incorporates the Fellow’s training interests and the needs of the center.

Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires 1) c ompletion of a Masters degree from a mental health counseling program (e.g., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counselor Education, Community Counseling, etc.) or counseling psychology program by the start date (August 5, 2024) AND 2) completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE) by August 5, 2024. Fellows are also required to obtain their provisional license (PLPC) by the end of the first semester.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills; show a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus partners, and student groups; have a commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations (racial/ethnic, LGBTQ+, ability, gender, SES, and beyond); interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor; an awareness of the importance of life balance and a commitment to the importance of the developmental perspective of counseling services.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary: $40,000

University Title: Intern

Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Applicants must complete all sections of the University’s electronic job application process found on the MU Human Resources website: . Click on “academic jobs” and the “prospective employees” link. In addition to the online application, please include the following materials: 1) a letter of application highlighting relevant experiences and fit with the position and addressed to the Search Committee Chairperson; 2) a current vita; and 3) contact information (including e-mail addresses) for at least three professional references. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Materials should not be e-mailed or mailed.

Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to finalizing offers of employment.

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Human Resource Services ( or 573-882-7976). For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Nathan Booth ( at 573-882-6601.

Application Deadline

Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by April 1, 2024 but applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Other Information

Shift & Start Date:

This position is available from the summer 2024 through summer 2025 with the specific start date TBD based on Fellow’s needs. There may be the potential to renew for a second year, provided interest from both the Fellow and MUCC.

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with occasional after-hours due to programming or clinical needs.

Community Information

The University of Missouri ( ) (MU, Mizzou), with approx. 31,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19 colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 64 member universities in total. The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. Mizzou, is a member of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following links provide more information:

Ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research as one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia combines small-town comforts, community spirit and a low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our city of about 126,000 people lies midway between Missouri’s largest metro areas: St. Louis and Kansas City. It is home to nationally-recognized public schools and other colleges and educational centers. It is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues; home to multiple parks and outdoor recreation sites such as Rock Bridge State Park and the MKT Trail; and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals. Come see why Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Men’s Journal, and others have all named Columbia one of the best places in the country to live.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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