Staff Position

Counseling Services Supervisor

Position Details

Job ID # 17-930
Department Wellness Center
Reports To Vice President for Ministry and Relations

Position Summary

Provide leadership and oversight for counseling services at the Wellness Center, including program development, administration, regulatory and ethical compliance, quality assurance, clinical training of counselor and interns, supervision, recruitment of interns, and management of student health and wellness training. .83 FTE benefit-eligible. This is a (10) month position (August – May).

Essential Functions

  1. Deliver counseling services, including crisis intervention, risk assessment and appropriate referrals
  2. Supervise counseling staff, intern, and extern counselors & be responsible for clinical training.
  3. Provide consultation/training for the university community regarding student mental health concerns.
  4. Develop and implement counseling policies and procedures in accordance with best practice standards and applicable laws.
  5. Program development and evaluation.
  6. Develop and maintain professional partnerships with community mental health providers, and referral sources.
  7. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  1. Doctorate or master’s degree in counseling or related field.
  2. Licensed in the State of Washington as a mental health counselor (LMHC), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), or psychologist for a minimum of two years.
  3. Washington State DOH approved supervisor.
  4. One to two years of experience in university counseling and awareness of college population current challenges/risks preferred.
  5. Experience in acute crisis assessment and intervention.
  6. Knowledge of, and compliance with, professional ethics/standards and federal/state laws related to clinical services (WAC, RCW, HIPAA, etc.).
  7. Leadership skills and experience in management and supervision.
  8. Communication and interpersonal skills.
  9. Demonstrate professional cooperative skills with students, faculty, staff, and university constituents.
  10. Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  11. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Working Environment

  1. Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting.
  2. Some weekend/evening work required.
  3. Travel, including overnight travel, may be required.
  4. Position works with strictly confidential information.
  5. Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Physical Demands

The functions are usually performed while sitting or standing, but may involve some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, repetitive motions of the hands or wrists, and other movements. The abilities of seeing, hearing, and speaking are also required.

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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