Job Title: Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internships
Division: School of Education
Evaluation Group: Staff
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Starting Salary: $ 15.60+ per hour
Part Time: 20 hours per week
Reports To: Assistant Dean, Counseling
Positions Supervised: N/A
The coordinator for clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) internships is responsible for the oversight of internship applications and databases. This position conducts internship site audits and schedules in-person site visits as directed.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Maintains current and accurate knowledge about internship requirements for all phases of professional counseling internship experiences
Assists in the determination of professional counseling program internship requirements
Collects and retains professional counseling internship applications, working with students and their advisors to successfully complete submissions
Collects, prepares and presents data regarding students’ internship enrollment, progress and performance
Coordinates with the assistant dean to plan, organize and conduct professional counseling internship site audits
Maintains the professional counseling internship database as well as the internship site contacts list
Maintains current and accurate knowledge of Missouri and Illinois state requirements for professional counseling internships and professional counseling licensure
Facilitates resolutions to student and internship application issues
Continually develops more efficient and effective procedures for processing applications and conducting site visits
Verifies accuracy of internship-related web and print media
Assists in the promotion and distribution of information related to internships
Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
Supports the mission of the School of Education and serves as a positive representative for all programs
Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
Engages collaboratively with the assistant dean, academic advisors, internship applicants and internship faculty to facilitate successful internship experiences
Coordinates with off-campus internship site supervisors to organize and complete internship audits and site visits each semester
Communicates internship-related issues to the appropriate parties
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Master’s degree with an emphasis in professional counseling
Provisional licensure or valid state counseling license
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Knowledge of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) requirements in Missouri
Comprehensive knowledge of professional counseling internship processes and requirements
Strong technological skills
Knowledge and ability to work with data collection systems and procedures
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, most notably Excel
Strong leadership and coaching skills
Excellent organizational skills
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Excellent presentation skills
Ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, academic advisors, professors, internship site supervisors and administrators
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
This position requires physical visits and transportation to and from various internship locations, training events and informational meetings
Some evenings and weekends may be required
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.