Licensed Counselor with Nutrition Focus (Part-Time)

Northwest University
Kirkland, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Licensed Counselor with Nutrition Focus (Part-Time)Position DetailsJob ID #21-039DepartmentWellness CenterReports ToClinical Director of Counseling ServicesEssential Functions

1. Provide counseling to students experiencing emotional or psychological distress

  • Application of appropriate skills in assessment, goal setting, and treatment planning.
  • Manage weekly schedule and client sessions.
  • Provide referrals and collaboration as needed and manage termination process.
  • Complete intakes for urgent walk-in clients.

2. Direct client care

  • Conduct nutrition assessments, develop treatment plans, and assist students who have various health challenges (eating disorders, celiac disease, food allergies, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, weight issues, and other concerns).
  • Support students who desire to increase and apply nutrition knowledge.
  • Support student athletes to develop healthy nutrition practices to help improve athletic performance and overall well-being.

3. Administrative tasks

  • Establish and maintain client records with required documentation.
  • Participate in meetings relevant to the position’s functions (e.g., supervision, staff meetings, consultations, etc.).
  • Collaborate with other professionals as needed.

4. Perform other duties as assigned

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university and current licensure in Washington State in good standing as a LMHC/LMHCA, LMFT/LMFTA, or LCSW/LCSWA.
  • Degree or certification in nutrition science or related field or experience working in the field of nutrition, including experience working with individuals with eating disorders.
  • Completion of a clinical internship including application of counseling theory and practice with demonstrated competency in assessment, goal setting, treatment planning, interventions, and outcome evaluations.
  • Ability to respond to a wide array of mental health issues and crisis response.
  • Commitment to a client-centered, holistic, and integrated model of health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with students, and an understanding of mental, physical, social, and spiritual issues of the university population.
  • Ability to integrate Christian faith with counseling and nutrition practices.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to think and plan strategically and the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, deal professionally with colleagues and clients, contribute positively to the development of a cohesive work team, and collaborative work environment.
  • Knowledge of, and compliance with, professional ethics/standards and federal/state laws related to clinical services (WAC, RCW, HIPAA, ACA, etc.).
  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
Working Environment
  • Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting.
  • Some weekend/evening work may be required.
  • Position works with strictly confidential information and in compliance with federal and state privacy laws.
  • Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.
Physical Demands

The functions are usually performed while sitting at a desk, but may involve some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists, and other movements. The abilities of seeing, hearing, and speaking are also required.


Provide individual, relational, and group counseling to the student population at Northwest University and support the operations of counseling services and the health promotion programs of the Wellness Center. Collaborate as a team member with other Wellness Center professionals to develop integrated/holistic health care services and programming that promotes lifestyle practices supporting physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health and wellness. Provides back-up to the front desk when necessary. Provides back-up to the front desk when necessary. Part-time, 0.28 FTE

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail or email.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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