Mental Health Counselor Premium

Eastern Kentucky University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Sep 14th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Sep 14th, '21


Mental Health Counselor

Position Number: S00901P
Position Type: Staff
Position Category: Fulltime Professionals
Search Type: External
Posted Salary Information: (Click here for EKU Salary Grades)
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Department: University Diversity
Unit: Counseling Center
FLSA: Exempt
Contact Person: Dr. Melissa Bartsch
Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)
Additional Schedule Details:
Funding Source: Institutional
Retirement: KTRS

Position Summary:
An EKU Counselor provides for the psychological needs of the university student community through the development and application of research-based psychological principles and techniques within the context of the University's and Counseling Center's mission to promote the personal, social and academic development and overall success of the university students.

Minimum Education:
Master’s degree or higher in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Social Work or Family Studies with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field, required.

Minimum Experience:
At least 1 year of related experience is required. Experience working in an accredited university counseling center preferred.

Demonstrates commitment to inclusive excellent and multicultural competence. Expertise in providing clinical services to students of color and other marginalized student groups.
Strong theoretical understanding of multicultural issues in mental health.

Minimum Licensure and Certification:
Must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Kentucky by the Board of Psychology or fully licensed at the independent practice level in the state of Kentucky by the Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy licensing boards. If pursuing licensure by the Kentucky Board of Psychology, must meet all requirements for Licensed Psychological Associate licensure by start date and licensure at the independent practice level (Licensed Psychological Practitioner) is expected to be obtained within 6 years from hire. If pursuing licensure as a Psychologist, must meet all Kentucky Board of Psychology requirements to initiate licensure as a Psychologist by start date and be fully licensed at the independent practice level within 18 months of start. Individual will be responsible to maintain their license thereafter.

Qualification Equivalencies:

Desired Qualifications:
Individual should have experience and training in: time-limited modalities, crisis intervention, group counseling. Desired experience/training addressing issues related to: trauma, substance abuse, meditation, and/or eating disorders. Must be able to work effectively with college students and university faculty/staff; must also be able to work closely and effectively as a team member with counseling center staff and within organizational and administrative structure of a university counseling center.

Job Functions:
Provide individual and group psychotherapy to enrolled EKU students.
Obtain consultation and/or supervision when indicated or as required by the Board of Psychology and accreditation guidelines to ensure standard care and quality of services provided.
Participate in professional development and continuing education opportunities by attending trainings, maintaining membership(s) and professional licensure, developing and facilitating trainings at conferences, and delivering seminar information to approp
Develop, provide and evaluate outreach programming on mental health issues to the university community.
Consult with the university and local community on psychological issues to provide workshops to the university on detecting troubled students and referral procedures.
Provide crisis management for university students, faculty and staff.
Support the office function by completing all other duties as assigned.

Posting Number: S00901P
Number of Vacancies: 2
Job Open Date: 08/23/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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