A.T. Still University (ATSU) invites applications for a grant-funded exempt Behavioral Health & Wellness Counselor to promote counseling services, advocate for student mental wellness, coordinate student mental health activities with/for campus clubs and Missouri AHEC affiliates, provide overflow counseling assistance to residential students and significant life partners in Kirksville, and provide local and national counseling resources for off-campus students in Missouri training sites. The position reports to the Director of Behavioral Health & Wellness and works in cooperation with other departments on campus, especially the Missouri AHEC Program Office. This position is grant-funded with CDC and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services support anticipated through May 31, 2023.
Major Job Duties
- Become a master trainer for the Mental Health First Aid program and be responsible for training students and ATSU employees.
- Serve as a resource/expert for Missouri AHEC affiliates who are trained to deliver Mental Health First Aid in rural and underserved Missouri communities.
- Facilitate a regular series of mental health wellness programs for the student body.
- Assist with the development/assembly of mental health & wellness resources for use by off-campus ATSU students/AHEC affiliates.
- Provide subject matter expertise, as needed, in the design of interprofessional mental health cases/scenarios.
- Provide mental health support/counseling to residential, on-campus ATSU students/partners.
- Provide information on obtaining community emergency mental health services and/or mental health referral information to students via print, in-person seminars, and electronic formats.
- Assist off-campus/Missouri students to access resources for mental health providers in their clinical training sites.
- Collaborate with the other Behavioral Health Wellness Counselors to mutually plan, assess, and implement goals, projects, resources and support programs.
- Provide regular metric reports on student use of services and programs.
- Guarantee 100% confidentiality of student/spouse counseling (exception where dictated by law or during threat of safety).
- Maintain complete and accurate confidential clinical counseling records.
- Participate on department/University committees as assigned.
- Ensure students are aware of counseling services via a variety of interactions, publications, etc.
- Attend student sponsored events as possible to promote visibility.
- Masters Degree in Counseling, Clinical Social Work or equivalent acceptable
- Knowledge of the following areas:
- Clinical mental health knowledge and skills covering a full range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, sexual/domestic violence, relationships, survivors, and LGBTQIA Community
- Demonstrated experience in Higher Education Student Affairs/Services (preferably in counseling, advising, mentoring, wellness)
- Experienced in presenting psycho-educational information to groups of students/professionals (preferably in healthcare)
- Demonstrated experience/certification in evidence-based modalities
- Support wellness programming to include multi-dimensional perspective of wellness
- A passion for growing, developing and empowering students on wellness initiatives
- Counseling/therapeutic knowledge and skills
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate others
- The ability to build and sustain effective collaboration with university and community partners
- An ability to quickly assess and problem-solve in complex situations through effective listening, consultation, data analysis and critical thinking skills
- Strong assessment and analytical skills and a track record of implementing
- Leadership and organization skills to be able to work on various multidisciplinary teams/committees
- Ability to represent the university in an ambassadorial position
- Innovative team worker that engages well with others
- Understanding of osteopathic philosophies and ability to integrate this into efforts
- Ability to work with a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds and gender identities
The starting salary for this position is $57,040.00.
ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit: atsu.edu/employment/benefits.