Kansas City University,

Counseling and Support Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Dec 21st, '20


Open until filled.

Start Date:

Depending on availability of candidate.

Last Updated:

Mon, Dec 21st, '20

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  • Full Time

The Counselor offers services to students in the areas of academic and emotional development to assist them in meeting their academic and professional goals. Key components of the position include identifying and addressing key challenges, providing counseling, and making referrals as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, couple, and group counseling for students (in person and/or virtually, via telepsychology).
  • Offer virtual and in-person presentations as well as other outreach services, as needed (e.g. new student orientation, workshops on test anxiety, time management, relationships, coping skills, etc.).
  • Participate in crisis response during a student mental health emergency.
  • Maintain professional licensure by completing continuing education and all other requirements.
  • Collaborate with Learning Enhancement team and other departments across campus to provide student support and programming.
  • Represent Counseling Services department and KCU favorably, in accordance with established core values and expectations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.

Supportive Functions:

  • Contribute writing for informational and educational outreach (e.g., emails, Canvas/website content) to students on psychological and wellbeing topics.
  • Complete other administrative tasks (e.g., report-writing, maintaining Titanium calendar, progress notes).
  • Assist in developing department goals and objectives.
  • When appropriate, consult with faculty and staff regarding students’ mental health needs. Participate in interdisciplinary support committee meetings for at-risk students.
  • Attend regular team meetings and other required University activities.

Kansas City University (KCU) is one of the nation’s founding colleges of osteopathic medicine. We welcomed our first students in 1916, and we’ve been on the forefront of innovation in health sciences ever since. Today, KCU is constantly creating new programs to meet the needs of patients, and we’re continually renewing our commitment to research and our communities through partnerships and outreach. In recent years, these efforts and more came together in the historic opening of our second campus location in Joplin – the first new medical school in Missouri in nearly 50 years and the announcement of a new College of Dental Medicine to open in 2022.

  • KCU is the largest medical school in Missouri
  • KCU is the 8th largest medical school in the nation
  • KCU is the leading producer of physicians for Missouri
  • KCU delivers much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 30 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwide

Come grow with us.

As KCU continues to grow as a leader in health sciences education, we are focused on building a diverse workplace for our diverse students.

Our University offers award-winning benefits, facilities and workplace security along with the pride of making a difference in the communities we serve. In fact, in 2019 KCU was named as one of the United States “Great Colleges to Work For.”

KCU was recognized in two categories for the second year in a row: Compensation & Benefits and Facilities, Workspace & Security. 




Based upon experience. Competitive salary and benefits.


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