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Staff Counselor

Montana State University Bozeman, MT
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number
STAFF - VA - 20017

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Cheryl Blank at 406-994-4531 or

Classification Title
Health Professional

Working Title
Staff Counselor

Brief Position Overview

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is hiring a professional counselor or social worker to provide counseling, crisis intervention, outreach, and consultation to the campus community.

This is a .75 FTE (30 housr/week), academic year position that runs from August 16 - May 15.

Position Number

UHP Counseling & Psych Services

Division of Student Success

Appointment Type

Contract Term
Academic Year


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Union Affiliation
Exempt from Collective Bargaining


Benefits Eligible

$31,598.4375 at .75 FTE for a 9 month appointment

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Position Details

General Statement

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is a department within University Health Partners which seeks to empower successful students through health and well-being. CPS is an IACS accredited counseling center and is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team who specialize in college mental health. Staff provide group, individual, and couples counseling; consultation to parents, faculty, students, and staff; and outreach and preventive programming to the campus community. CPS serves as a training site for future mental health professionals and the doctoral internship in psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Counseling and Psychological Services holds a central value of respect for diversity and differences. We endeavor to create an agency that is a culturally sensitive and maintains core principles of respect, safety, and trust.

CPS welcomes and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for the counselor position.

Duties and Responsibilities

+ Individual, couples, and group psychotherapy

+ Intake assessments

+ Crisis intervention

+ After-hours on-call coverage

+ Consultation and outreach

+ Participation at CPS staff meetings and with other programmatic needs as directed

+ Potential involvement in supervision and training of pre- and post-Master's interns in counseling

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ Master's degree or higher in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Social Work.

+ Licensed as an LCPC or LCSW in Montana, or able to complete licensing within 2 years of hire. Post-degree supervision provided for license-eligible candidates.

+ Demonstrated clinical experience working with adults including crisis assessment and intervention.

+ Experience and commitment to providing multi-culturally competent services.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

+ Licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Montana by start date.

+ Experience working in a university counseling center.

+ Experience and interest in group psychotherapy.

+ Demonstrated interest and training in the provision of clinical supervision.

+ Experience providing outreach, consultation, and psychoeducational workshops.

The Successful Candidate Will

+ Demonstrate respect and value for diversity and a commitment to ongoing multicultural awareness and humility.

+ Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, students, and parents.

+ Possess the ability to be flexible and respond quickly to urgent needs that arise from the campus community including occasional evenings/weekends.

+ Demonstrate the capacity to work autonomously and also engage in collaborative team efforts.

+ Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

+ Have the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

+ Have the ability to complete documentation in a timely manner in accordance with agency policies and ethical standards.

+ Maintain confidentiality of records and information.

+ Have the ability to effectively use computer programs and office equipment to complete job duties and assist in agency functioning.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This is a .75 FTE, academic year position that runs from August 16 - May 15.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on July 26th, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

Montana State University


Bozeman, MT