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Professional Mental Health Counselor
Post Date: 08/25/2020
Close Date: 09/25/2020
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive

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$30,000 - $49,999

Dickinson, ND

Job Description:
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Provide confidential clinical counseling and consultation services DSU’s residential and distance students. The Professional Mental Health Counselor is responsible for: assessment, treatment, care coordination and collaborative support services for students; coordination of intervention and education; consultation and presentation for faculty, staff, administrators, and academic classes.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs & University Relations


Master’s degree or higher in Counseling, Counseling and Guidance, Counseling and Development, Clinical Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Psychology, or Clinical Social Work
Licensure in the state of North Dakota as a counseling/mental health professional (LPC or LPCC)
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations, including acute crisis and distress.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated dedication to providing caring counseling services.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Must be flexible and willing to learn and adapt to changing work processes including moving from in-person to Telehealth and back as needed or requested by supervisor.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality, professionalism, and integrity.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; including effective time-management, strong organizational and project coordination skills.
Demonstrated ability to stay focused and perform a large variety of interrelated tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; while remaining flexible and accommodating new priorities and frequent interruptions.
Effective and efficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and other relevant computer-based programs.


Experience counseling students in a college or university setting.
Experience with mental health assessment and crisis management.
Knowledge of national trends in mental health and health and well-being.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
Awareness of and/or expertise in mental-health-related issues facing young adults.
Comfort working in an interdisciplinary setting with a wide range of trainees, faculty and staff.
Multicultural competency and experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and identity including but not limited to LGBTQI students, international students, students from all economic backgrounds, and first- generation students.
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written skills.

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $40,000 - $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience (salary will be pro-rated for the first contract term). And a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

LOCATION: Dickinson, ND

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible


Mental Health Counseling
Outreach and Prevention
Service to the University


This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.


Band: 3305 Medical Professional

Term: 10 months (August 1 – May 31)

Status: Part-time (75%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications will be reviewed as received. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application athttp://www2.dsu.nodak.edu/jobopenings/openings.aspx , specifically including contact information for three (3) professional references, then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, a current resume, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts by the date stated above.

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

Applicants who are eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire; sponsorship will not be considered.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional comprehensive institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota. The University’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the State of North Dakota.

For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, religion, gender identity, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, political belief or affiliation, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Dickinson State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, or employment opportunities as required by Title IX. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. Inquiries concerning Title VI, VII, ADA, ADEA, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, May Hall, Room 309, Dickinson, ND 58601, (701) 483-2370, dsu.titleix@dickinsonstate.edu or the Director of Human Resources at (701) 483-2476 or DSU.HR@dickinsonstate.edu.
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