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Mental Health Counselor

Dakota State University
South Dakota, United States
$42,000.00 - $48,000.00
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Dakota State University is accepting applications for a Mental Health Counselor. This 10-month position will be responsible for providing counseling, life coaching, structured mentorship, and wellness programming around social and life skill development for students at DSU. The position will provide counseling services to address the mental health concerns of current Dakota State University students. Additional responsibilities would include providing campus outreach and education and training as it pertains to mental health initiatives, drug & alcohol prevention, and wellness.
  1. Provide general counseling support for students experiencing general psychosocial difficulties and academic issues.
  2. Develop and implement education and support programs for students.
  3. Collaborate with others on campus or in the community to provide services and resources for students.
  4. Develop and implement campus outreach initiatives in mental health, drug and alcohol prevention and wellness for the Counseling Center.


Minimum Qualifications:
  1. A master’s degree required in counseling or related discipline such as psychology, sociology, social work or human services and behavior sciences.
  2. A minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in higher education working with students in the areas of counseling, education, or administration.
  3. Professional license in the state of South Dakota. If not currently licensed, the ability to work towards licensure completion is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. A certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors is preferred.
  2. Experience as a licensed professional counselor.
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume and supporting references, including email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.   DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.
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