Bethel University

Mental Health Counselor

1 week ago(1/8/2018 2:59 PM)
Position Number
# of Openings
Counseling Services
FLSA Status
Months per year
Benefit Eligible
Benefit Eligible

Job Summary

The Mental Health Counselor works with the Counseling Services staff to provide mental health counseling for students and to consult with staff and faculty regarding student mental health concerns.



  • Provide individual mental health counseling/psychotherapy to Bethel University and Bethel Seminary students and occasionally provide relational counseling for students.
  • Prepare appropriate documentation and reports.
  • Participate in weekly Counseling Services staff meetings, chapel, and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Develop psychoeducational programming and/or provide mental health consultation at Student Care and Concerns meetings
  • Provide clinical or administrative support to practicum interns when the Director and supervisory staff are not available.
  • Provide psycho-educational training for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Participate in professional development and maintain credentials consistent with the position.

Required Skills

  • Clinical skills in mental health assessment, treatment planning, intervention, and crisis response.
  • Ability to work supportively and effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to provide clinically and developmentally appropriate triage for students’ presenting issues and to direct them to appropriate resources.
  • Ability to maintain timely and accurate counseling records.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic skills in using office equipment (computer, scanner, printer, etc.)
  • Clinical skills in providing mental health counseling for trauma survivors and 1-2 years of experience assessing and providing mental health counseling for young adults preferred.

Required Experience

Minimum: 1 year of experience assessing and providing mental health counseling for university students.
2 years of practice post-licensure and experience charting in an Electronic Medical Record preferred.

Required Education

Required: Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or closely related field.

Required: Provisionally licensed as a mental health provider in the State of Minnesota (LAMFT or LPC).

Preferred: Licensed, or license eligible, as a mental health provider in the State of Minnesota (LP, LMFT, or LPCC) by November 1, 2018.


Additional Information

Must be able to work in a sitting position for extended periods of time.
Position works 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday, 9 months per year. Position generally works August 27 to May 26.
Limited vacation approved when the College of Arts and Sciences classes are in session.


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