Licensed Professional Counselor / Licensed Clinical Social Worker (multiple positions)

University of Missouri,

MU Student Health and Well-Being - Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Feb 4th, '21


Priority consideration given to applications received by Feb. 26, 2021; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start Date:

This position is available by early August 2021; specific date may be negotiable.

Last Updated:

Thu, Feb 4th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Counseling Center is part of the MU Student Health and Well-Being unit, which includes the Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and Wellness Resource Center. The Center is an APA-accredited doctoral internship site and serves a multiculturally diverse and international student community. The Counseling Center focuses on multicultural competence, affirmation and inclusive excellence, and the staff seeks like-minded professionals to join a team engaged in the efforts to enhance campus services to better support all students.  

The successful candidate will be a licensed, masters-level clinician who possess specific interests and experience in providing services which support the mission of an active and inclusive university counseling center.  The Counseling Center is ever evolving as we strive to meet the growing and changing needs of today’s college students. Anticipated changes include increasing our staff size, implementing a rapid-access model, and eventually moving into a shared space housing all three offices within our unit. Inquiries and applications are encouraged from professionals representative of all aspects of diversity as well as from persons possessing a range of levels of professional experience.

Job Duties Include:

·       Complete culturally competent initial evaluations to determine appropriate treatment recommendations and manage referral processes

·       Provide therapeutic interventions including brief individual and group therapy as well as time limited workshop series to treat a broad range of presenting psychological concerns and diagnoses

·       Perform crisis and consultation services during regular business hours that require complex clinical decision making as part of a crisis team

·       Design and implement outreach and prevention programming to students and the broader campus community

·       Conduct supervision and training for post-doctoral residents, doctoral interns in our APA-accredited doctoral internship, and graduate students in training (as allowed by licensure status)

·       Contribute as a member of the MUCC team to the development and implementation of goals, philosophies, policies, and procedures for meeting the psychological needs of the University of Missouri students and cultivating a culture of well-being on campus. Serve on relevant MUCC and/or University committees as requested.

In addition to general duties, MUCC staff are encouraged to assume expertise in specific areas of personal interest including a mode of service delivery, clinical issue/need, and/or work with a specific identity group on campus. While candidates should not exclude themselves from consideration for a position, preference will be given to applicants demonstrating interest and experience in the following areas:

·       Racial Trauma

·       Substance use/recovery services

·       Autism spectrum disorders and/or ADHD

·       Complex anxiety including OCD

·       Eating Disorders/body image

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills; value a multifaced approach involving linked clinical and training efforts; show a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus partners, and student groups; have a commitment to actively engage in practice with diverse populations (racial/ethnic, LGBTQ+, ability, gender, SES, and beyond); interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor; an awareness of the importance of life balance and a commitment to the importance of the developmental perspective of counseling services. 


About MUCC


The University of Missouri Counseling Center (MUCC) has a long-standing tradition of excellence.  Started as a departmental clinic of the MU Counseling Psychology Department in the 1960s, the MUCC later moved to the Division of Student Affairs where it currently resides.  The MUCC has over thirty clinicians including psychologists; licensed masters-level therapists; and trainees including post-docs, doctoral interns, and advanced Ph.D. students in counseling and clinical psychology.  We are proud to host the second oldest APA-accredited counseling center doctoral internship in health service psychology (since 1970) and have trained and employed many national leaders in the field.  While our model and methods have evolved to keep up with innovations and increased demand, core values of inclusion, collegiality, and hard work within a warm and interpersonally laid-back work environment have persisted over time. 


About the Division of Student Affairs at Mizzou


The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Missouri is committed to designing exceptional out-of-classroom learning experiences and to improving the quality and cost of our programs — ultimately helping Mizzou students succeed on campus and after graduation.

The Division of Student Affairs encompasses the departments of the Dean of Students, the Disability Center, MizzouRec, Residential Life and Student Health & Well-Being, which includes the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center and the Wellness Resource Center.

The Division of Student Affairs is led by Dr. William Stackman, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.  Dr. Stackman is fairly new to Mizzou and has already made significant strides on campus and has excited staff with his vision.


About Mizzou

The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou), with approx. 30,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19 colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 65-member universities. The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. Mizzou is a member of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following links provide more information:

Region Description
Columbia, Missouri ( with a population of approx. 122,000 offers a high quality of life with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, art, music, sports, shopping, and community service. In addition to MU, Columbia College and Stephens College are located in the city and five other colleges and universities are within 30 miles of Columbia. Columbia Public Schools are highly regarded and have a solid reputation for quality: ranks Columbia as the 30th best place to live in the U.S. Columbia’s centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City (each within a 2-hour drive), as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. Columbia Regional Airport offers service via American Airlines and United Airlines with direct flights to Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Denver.

Columbia is also a regional center for medical services (including the MU Medical school and MU Hospitals and Clinics) and a home to several major insurance companies and light industry.

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.


A Master’s degree in counseling or social work is necessary. Two or more years of post-degree experience in counseling is required. Must be licensed or license eligible in the state of Missouri and licensure must be maintained as a requirement for employment. 


In addition to desired specialty areas previously noted, preference will be given to applicants with experience in supporting and working with individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities. Additionally, a minimum of one year of clinical experience working in a college counseling center (this may include practica, internship or post-doctoral experience) is desired. 


$56,600 - $84,500 annually, depending on experience and other qualifications


Applicants must complete all sections of the University’s electronic job application process found on the MU Human Resources website:  Click on the “prospective employees” link. In addition to the online application, please include the following materials: 1) a letter of application highlighting relevant experiences and fit with the position and addressed to the Search Committee Chairperson; 2) a current vita; and 3) contact information (including e-mail addresses) for at least four professional references. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.  Materials should not be e-mailed or mailed. 

Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to finalizing offers of employment.

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Human Resource Services ( or 573-882-7976). For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Christine Even ( or Dr. Jenny Lybeck-Brown ( at 573-882-6601.