ATSU - Behavioral Health & Wellness Counselor at ATSU

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Kirksville, Missouri

Job Description:

A.T. Still University (ATSU) invites applications for a grant-funded Behavioral Health & Wellness Counselor to promote counseling services, advocate for student mental wellness, coordinate student mental health activities with/for campus clubs and Missouri AHEC affiliates, provide overflow counseling assistance to residential students and significant life partners in Kirksville, and provide local and national counseling resources for off-campus students in Missouri training sites. This position reports to the Director of Behavioral Health & Wellness and works in cooperation with other departments on campus, especially the Missouri AHEC Program Office. This position is grant-funded, with CDC and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services support anticipated through May 31, 2023.

Major Job Duties

  • Become a master trainer for the Mental Health First Aid program and be responsible for training students and ATSU employees.
  • Serve as a resource/expert for Missouri AHEC affiliates who are trained to deliver Mental Health First Aid in rural and underserved Missouri communities.
  • Facilitate a regular series of mental health wellness programs for the student body.
  • Assist with the development/assembly of mental health & wellness resources for use by off-campus ATSU students/AHEC affiliates.
  • Provide subject matter expertise, as needed, in the design of interprofessional mental health cases/scenarios.
  • Provide mental health support/counseling to residential, on-campus ATSU students/partners.
  • Provide information on obtaining community emergency mental health services and/or mental health referral information to students via print, in-person seminars, and electronic formats.
  • Assist off-campus/Missouri students to access resources for mental health providers in their clinical training sites.
  • Collaborate with the other Behavioral Health Wellness Counselors to mutually plan, assess, and implement goals, projects, resources and support programs.
  • Provide regular metric reports on student use of services and programs.
  • Guarantee 100% confidentiality of student/spouse counseling (exception where dictated by law or during threat of safety).
  • Maintain complete and accurate confidential clinical counseling records.
  • Participate on department/University committees as assigned.
  • Ensure students are aware of counseling services via a variety of interactions, publications, etc.
  • Attend student sponsored events as possible to promote visibility.


  • Masters Degree in Counseling, Clinical Social Work or equivalent acceptable
  • License or License eligible in Missouri
  • Knowledge of the following areas:
    • Clinical mental health knowledge and skills covering a full range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, sexual/domestic violence, relationships, survivors, and LGBTQIA Community
    • Demonstrated experience in Higher Education Student Affairs/Services (preferably in counseling, advising, mentoring, wellness)
    • Experienced in presenting psycho-educational information to groups of students/professionals (preferably in healthcare)
    • Demonstrated experience/certification in evidence-based modalities
    • Support wellness programming to include multi-dimensional perspective of wellness
  • A passion for growing, developing and empowering students on wellness initiatives
  • Counseling/therapeutic knowledge and skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate others
  • The ability to build and sustain effective collaboration with university and community partners
  • An ability to quickly assess and problem-solve in complex situations through effective listening, consultation, data analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Strong assessment and analytical skills and a track record of implementing
  • Leadership and organization skills to be able to work on various multidisciplinary teams/committees
  • Ability to represent the university in an ambassadorial position
  • Compassion
  • Innovative team worker that engages well with others
  • Understanding of osteopathic philosophies and ability to integrate this into efforts
  • Ability to work with a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds and gender identities



Masters or better in Social Work or related field.


Compassion Intermediate

Organizing Intermediate

Critical Thinking Intermediate

Listening Intermediate

Problem Solving Ability Intermediate

Collaboration Intermediate

Motivations Intermediate

Leadership Intermediate

Interpersonal Intermediate

Counseling Intermediate


2 year(s): Experience with adult populations, including individual and couples counseling; skilled communicator who is able to deliver clear, concise presentations and reports; lifelong learner
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