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Mental Health Therapist

Job Info

Position Title: 

Mental Health Therapist

Job Type



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 provide a variety of services to assist students in their development process by providing and overseeing short-term, psychotherapeutic interventions, including but not limited to; clinical counseling, group therapy, risk assessment, case management, career development and educational resources.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

(65%) Provide short-term psychotherapy and oversight of clinical interns

  • Provide individual therapy in mental health and personal development issues
  •  Construct and carry out treatment planning to assist in student success
  •  Provide diagnostic assessments and risk assessments
  •  Maintain current referral resources and relationships
  •  Provide referrals off campus and supportive counseling for continuity of care.
  •  Facilitate psychosocial, psychoeducational, & therapeutic groups as needed
  •  Coordinate and present mental health education workshops.
  •  Collaborate with faculty and staff to promote health and wellness

 (20%) Maintain therapeutic services records

  • Maintain necessary clinical records, update forms, policies and procedures
  • Update therapeutic services information on all internal and external websites as
  •  Provide reports to various areas of the University as needed

(10%) Career Development Counseling

  • Assist students seeking counseling related to life-calling and career development goals
  • Provide counseling interpretations of career inventories and career personality
    assessments as needed
  • Assist the Student Success Center team in supporting students in career related
  • Provide oversight for clinical interns to practice and experience career-related counseling
    activities with students seeking support

(5%) Assist the Director of Student Success Center with various special projects to
further unify the team and to accomplish necessary large-scale tasks

  • Provide training in areas of expertise for various student, staff and faculty groups
  • Provide support and/or participate during special events, i.e. New Student
    Orientation, Retreats, Seminars, Momentum Week

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.
  • At least two years’ experience in clinical work with adolescents and/or young adults and higher education or milieu treatment.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Experience providing short-term individual and group therapy, crisis
    intervention, outreach, and consultation services
  • Experience with clients with complex and severe psychopathology
  • Ability to handle complicated, fast-pasted clinical situations
  • Proficiency in suicide and homicide risk assessment and intervention
  • Familiarity with college-age normative development
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team for the purpose of wrap around
    support and continuity of care
  • Computer/technological competence
  • Highest standards of maintaining confidentiality
  • Candidates should also be committed to establishing active relationships
    with the campus community; be team-oriented and collaborative with
    students, colleagues, and Colleges stakeholders; have broad generalist
    clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders,
    concerns, and degrees of pathology; and have experience in a college
    counseling center setting.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects with few
    details given
  • Ability to handle multiple people and their needs while maintaining
    personal health and wellness

Working conditions and frequency

Environmental Conditions

  • Daily exposure to repetitive motions of the fingers, hands and wrists.
  • Position is located in an urban, Christ-centered environment.

Equipment and Tools

  • Use of a PC and telephone, photocopier and facsimile machine approximately 95% of the workday

North Central University employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

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.