Clinical Therapist Premium

Iowa State University,

Student Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 8th, '21



Start Date:

August 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Jun 8th, '21

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  • Full Time

Iowa State University’s Student Counseling Service (SCS) seeks Clinical Therapist candidates to provide direct client care to a dynamic and diverse student population. The Clinical Therapist provides psychological services to assist students in attaining their educational, academic, and personal wellness goals. These services include individual assessment and counseling; hospitalization follow-up and service determinations; case management; crisis service system support; group counseling; and psycho-educational and outreach programming to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families. Candidates will also be expected to work closely with the varying level of student trainees in the counseling center.

The successful candidate will be innovative and creative; function as a team player; and be able to assess, manage, and ensure high quality mental health counseling. The successful candidate will be licensed to provide clinical services (i.e. clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist), and within 6 months of start date must be licensed within the State of Iowa.

There are two positions available, with one being embedded at Veterinary Medicine.

This position serves at the pleasure of university administration and is exempt from certain P&S policies.

Example of Duties
• Provides individual, couples, career, and group psychotherapy to students.
• Assesses client needs through interviews, tests, and observations.
• Conducts psychological, substance abuse, and eating disorder assessments.
• Attends to and evaluates the client’s report of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
• Provides treatment through psychotherapy and other resources.
• Writes notes and reports on progress.
• Conducts intake interviews of clients.
• Assesses client needs and make appropriate referrals to other professionals and community resources.
• Provides intervention during client crisis.
• Coordinates a program area as assigned.
• Researches and develops educational and prevention presentations.

Level Guidelines
• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals
• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude
• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action
• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices
• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff
• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)
• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist
• Provides guidance to students

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Time Type:

Full time

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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  • Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

    Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

    All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.


    Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email 

    If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

    General ISU compensation information can be found here:


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in counseling and 3 years of related experience


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience providing clinical counseling services in a University setting, or with a young adult population.
Experience working with varying levels of clinical trainees.
Experience working with a diverse client population.


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Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.