Mental Health Counselor/Assessment Specialist

Seattle Pacific University,

Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Oct 29th, '20



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Oct 29th, '20

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  • Part Time

  • Provides Individual, couple, family, and group counseling services.
  • Conducts counseling assessments and provides referral services.
  • Provides crisis intervention services.
  • Attends and participates in SCC 1:1 supervision, staff meetings, and trainings.
  • Responsible for creating and leading campus outreach and prevention programs
  • Participates in OSL, SPU, and SCC events as expected and required.
  • Participates in SCC co-curricular events and activities in the wider SPU community.

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Statement

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

General Summary: Direct services position involved in a wide range of Student Counseling Center (SCC) activities. Provides a range of therapy related services to SPU undergraduate students. Provides assessments and interventions, particularly for male students with behavioral concerns. Coordinates and presents mental health and relationship focused co-curricular programming on campus. Attends Office of Student Life and SPU events as required. Upholds SCC and SPU policies and procedures, applicable State laws and federal laws (including FERPA), and state laws governing the counseling profession.  Adheres to relevant professional ethics.  Attends regular supervision and SCC staff meetings and trainings.

  • Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, social work, or a doctorate in clinical psychology. 
  • At least two years post-graduate clinical experience.
  • Experience serving culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations.
  • Experience assessing and treating the mental health needs of young adult men.
  • Licensed, or Associate Licensed, in Washington State as a LMFT, LMHC, LICSW, or Clinical Psychologist.
  • Personal commitment to, and ability to, articulate SPU's Christian mission (see: Statement of Faith).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook.
  • Master's in marriage and family therapy is preferred.
  • Experience counseling adolescents and/or college students is preferred.
  • Experience assessing substance abuse treatment needs of young adult men, is a plus.
  • Licensure as an MFT for at least two years is preferred.

  • This is a 20 hour a week position, the annual appointment is September 1 through June 30 (July and August off).
  • Salary: $22,500 - $24,250 annually

    • This is a part time position with benefits. SPU pays a portion of the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee Health Savings account and also contributes to an employee 401(a) retirement plan after eligibility requirements are met.


    Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.