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Mental Health Therapist

Job Info

Position Title: 

Mental Health Therapist

Job Type

Exempt – 10 Months


Student Success Center

North Central University  Mission Statement

North Central University is a dynamic Christian learning community educating students for lives of service throughout society, the marketplace, and the church.  In keeping with its Pentecostal heritage and mission, NCU models and expects excellence in both academic practice and Christian faith.

Position Purpose

The University Mental Health Therapist is responsible to deliver therapeutic services within the Student Success Center (SSC). The Mental Health Therapist provides short-term, psychotherapeutic interventions in individual and group therapy, risk assessment, career development, and psychoeducation. This position also supports the oversight of graduate clinical interns. The position advocates for holistic student support.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

(70%) Provide clinical therapeutic oversight and therapeutic intervention

  • Maintain caseload of short-term counseling clients
  • Provide crisis counseling support as needed
  • Facilitate and schedule therapeutic groups as needed
  • Coordinate and present psychoeducation across campus
  • Provide and maintain referral services
  • Provide counseling interpretations of career inventories
  • Maintain confidential clinical records and oversee archived files
  • Update therapeutic services information and documentation

(10%) Provide day-to-day support of clinical counseling interns

  • Consultation with graduate counseling interns (MA, LPC/LPCC licensure track)
  • Contribute to weekly case consultation and group supervision
  • Provide oversight of intern calendars
  • Assist in coordination and execution of intern training

(20%) Collaboration of Student Success Center events and social initiatives

  • Plan and participate during special events, including New Student Orientation, Seminars, Momentum Week, etc.
  • Support expansion of Student Success social initiatives
  • Participate in weekly SSC team meetings
  • Assist the SSC team in supporting students in career related and accessibility services
  • Contribute to annual reporting and evaluation

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education and experience

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field. Minnesota license eligible/in process or preferred LPC/LPCC, LP, LICSW, LMFT.
  • At least two years’ experience in clinical work with adolescents and/or young adults and higher education or milieu treatment.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrated Christian character and servant leadership
  • Commitment to University mission and statement of faith
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality
  • APA Research skills
  • Experience and competence in working with diverse populations
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate and relate with students, staff, and faculty effectively
  • Ability to work in a supervisory, collegial, and/or mentoring relationship
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn student database programs: Familiarity with Microsoft products, Colleague, Starfish
  • Ability to maintain composure and resolve conflict with students, parents, and staff/faculty professionally and effectively
  • Effective coordination of multiple projects and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated, creative, organized, decisive, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to analyze and interpret assessment information from outside resources
  • Ability to plan and execute reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Knowledge of general higher education context and expectations

Working conditions and frequency

Environmental Conditions

  • Work is performed in a Christ-centered urban environment

Equipment and Tools

  • Use of a PC and telephone

The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.  Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.