Professional Counselor

Bowling Green State University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Jul 10th, '20


07/23/2020 Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Jul 10th, '20

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  • Full Time

Professional Counselors provide counseling and mental health services to students enrolled at BGSU, as well as consultation with faculty, staff, families, and others who may be concerned about students.  Services may include individual, group, and couples counseling; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psychoeducation; referral; and liaison activities.  Counselors may also provide training and supervision for mental health trainees who are providing services at the Counseling Center. Professional Counselors typically serve as a liaison between the Counseling Center and one or more campus areas.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

Clinical services

  • Provide culturally competent counseling for individuals, groups, and/or couples
  • Provide on-call (crisis) and walk-in services
  • Engage in clinical consultation with students

Outreach, consultation, and liaison services

  • Engage in third-party consultation with faculty, staff, families, students, and others about mental health concerns impacting students
  • Facilitate and/or coordinate outreach and psychoeducational programming
  • Perform liaison activities – work collaboratively with staff in offices outside the Counseling Center to identify student needs and develop, provide, and/or coordinate mental health services to meet those needs.  May be assigned to specific functional areas.

Supervision and training

  • Provide training/clinical supervision for Counseling Center trainees, who are enrolled in graduate programs in mental health fields and are providing counseling services to students
  • Facilitate training seminars and programs for Counseling Center trainees

Administration and support

  • Coordinate or oversee various activities and/or functions in the Center (e.g., group services, outreach programming, training experiences, electronic record-keeping systems)
  • Complete documentation and case management
  • Provide service to the Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs, and University by participating in committee work
  • Engage in professional development activities

Bowling Green State University and the Division of Student Affairs place a strong value on diversity and inclusion, and we work continuously to foster and demonstrate those values in our community.

To review the Division of Student Affairs’ Diversity Strategic Plan, please visit the following link:

Additional Information:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Ability to integrate knowledge of social justice, inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power into one’s professional practice.
  • Knowledge of the negative mental health impact of social injustices.
  • Ability to participate in activities that assess and communicate one’s understanding of inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power.
  • Ability to advocate on issues of social justice, oppression, privilege, and power that impact people based on local, national, and global interconnections.
  • Knowledge of ethics/laws pertaining to the provision of mental health care in the State of Ohio.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and consult as needed.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.


    Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world. BGSU is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

    Region Description

    BGSU is located in northwest Ohio in the city of Bowling Green. The city population is approximately 30,000. Built on the edge of the Great Black Swamp, Bowling Green has grown into a thriving community that provides high quality services yet maintains a caring, small town climate. Many major cities are within easy driving distance, including Toledo, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Windsor. With mile upon mile of shorelines, islands and riverbanks shaping the terrain almost wherever you turn, the Northwest Ohio region abounds in striking geographies and abundant nature. More species of freshwater fish and birds make their home here than just about anywhere else in the nation, and an impressive string of parks and reserves makes all this wildlife readily accessible.

    Generations of the region's residents and their neighbors recognized their region's rare combination of opportunity and beauty and made the commitment to strike deep, lasting roots here. The cultural and social investments they made, and the distinctive neighborhoods and communities they created, remain to welcome new generations today.

    For people looking for a true sense of belonging in an era of upheaval and change, the Northwest Ohio region extends a particular welcome. Here, the remarkable combination of affordability and accessibility that one finds only at rare moments and places converges to create a quality of life that others can only dream of.

    And that's entirely right for a region that will attract and retain the best talents from elsewhere as well as within as the heart of the new manufacturing economy, where good ideas can reach global proportions, and life can be good every step of the way.


    Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling or related field is required.  Eligibility for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio.  Must have successfully completed all requirements for licensure including coursework and licensure exams for consideration. 

    The following experience is required:


    Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.


    Cover letter and resume

    Your application must include an additional document that describes your experience and training in work with diverse populations. Your discussion should display explicitly the manner in which multicultural/diversity issues influence your clinical practice and case conceptualization.  When uploading this document, please uploaded the document type as 'other'.  If this statement is not uploaded, your application will not be considered fully submitted.