Job Details

A.T. Still University
  • Position Number: 3079584
  • Location: Kirksville, MO
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

ATSU - Behavioral Health & Wellness Counselor

Job Category: Student Affairs
Requisition Number: ATSUB001941
Full Time
Kirksville, MO 63501, USAKirksville, MO 63501, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University (ATSU) invites applications for a grant-funded exempt 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. The 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
  • 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

The starting salary for this position is $57,040.00.

ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit:





Critical Thinking


Problem Solving Ability










Masters or better in Social Work or related field.



2 years: 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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