Buena Vista University invites applications for the position of University Mental Health Counselor. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. This position is responsible for providing mental health services for BVU students at the Storm Lake campus. This is a direct service position that requires consultation, assessment, and counseling through individual and/or group sessions, on-call/after-hours rotation for crisis intervention, and educational programming.The counselor will work in collaboration with faculty and staff to provide appropriate support and guidance in the management of student behaviors and assist with intervention if needed.As a member of the Student Success staff, the University Mental Health Counselor will develop and implement proactive educational experiences to address the mental health needs of faculty, staff, and students.
A Master’s degree is required. Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Psychologist or the ability to obtain a license in the State of Iowa is required. The ability to supervise other mental health and/or substance abuse providers based on experience and/or licensure is preferred.
A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.
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About BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY
Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. In 2000, BVU became the nation’s first “wireless community” when we gave laptop computers to all full-time students and faculty at the Storm Lake Campus. Through our commitment to rural Iowa, we currently have 15 bachelor’s degree completion locations across the state, as well as online bachelor’s and master’s degree opportunities.
In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a vari...ety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at BVU.edu/StormLake.