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Student Counselor- AZ- Student Services

Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Student Counselor assists students in resolving personal and academic problems that produce emotional stress and adversely affect their educational progress. The position reports to the Manager of Student Counseling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with students one-on-one to discuss personal problems and develop strategies to resolve those problems
  • Meet with students one-on-one or in the company of their partner to discuss personal problems and develop strategies to resolve those problems
  • Develop educational/supportive materials for students to help disperse information regarding solutions to common personal and academic issues students experience
  • Assess and develop treatment plans and modify plans for students continued success. Refer for outside care as needed. 
  • Present and distribute educational/supportive material including presentations to faculty/staff, classes and student groups as a means of outreach
  • Be present and available to offer emotional support to students experiencing unanticipated crises
  • Support Student Services staff with assistance at student-centered activities and during orientation of new students
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                                   

A Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work or equivalent from a University or College is required. Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with certification from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. 3-5 years of experience with individual and group counseling required.

Computer Skills                                               

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment can be fast-paced depending on the scheduling of exams and the need of the students. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois, and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the healthcare team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long-term disability, and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care accounts. We offer a work-life balance with a competitive time off package including paid holidays, sick/flex days, personal days, and vacation days. We offer a 403(b)-retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, childcare subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection, and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us, and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.





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