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ATSU - Behavioral Health & Wellness Counselor

A.T. Still University

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ATSU - Behavioral Health & Wellness Counselor

Job Category: Student Affairs
Requisition Number: ATSUB002649
Full Time
Kirksville, MO 63501, USAKirksville, MO 63501, USA

Job Details

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, 2024.

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
  • Compassion
  • 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:





Critical Thinking


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Masters or better in Social Work or related field.



2 years: Experience with adult populations, including individual and couples counseling; skilled communicator who is able to deliver clear, concise presentations and reports; lifelong learner

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A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.

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