Human Resources

Clinical Counselor - Case Manager

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Department: Ctr Student Mental Health Wellbeing
Work Type: Staff Part-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Part Time
Categories: Advising/Counseling

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Michigan Tech and Counseling Services, a unit within Student Affairs is seeking candidates to fill the position of case manager/clinical counselor. This position provides clinical services and is also involved in care coordination for students who are hospitalized or deemed high risk by the Early Intervention Team or Counseling Services. This position will flexibly provide services to students in and out of the office through a variety of interventions, referrals, and follow up services. Responsibilities include psychosocial needs assessment, case management, and collaboration with university offices and external agencies. The case manager/clinical counselor will ensure that services are consistent with the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs and the University, and contribute to the richness of the student experience and quality of student life.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Provide individual and group mental health counseling assistance to assigned students.
2. Provide services and care coordination for students who have been hospitalized or on medical leave (mental health related).
3. Provide, coordinate, and manage treatment plans for students deemed at elevated risk for hospitalization related to mental health needs.
4. Develop a clinical case management system to monitor and follow up on high needs students.
5. Develop and maintain an ongoing liaison relationship with university community, student success center, state agencies, and departments for mental health.
6. Consult with faculty, staff, students, and family members who are concerned about a student.
7. Facilitate referrals to other campus offices and community agencies when appropriate.
8. Maintain clinical documentation.
9. Provide crisis intervention, including evening and weekend rotating on-call assignments.
10. Participate on university committees as assigned.
11. Initiate and organize the flow of mental health information in accordance with the Michigan Mental Health Code and ethical standards between various university offices.
12. Provide culturally and gender expression sensitive psychological services to students.
13. Ability to work independently on tasks and meet deadlines.

14. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives. 

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Master's degree in an appropriately accredited/licensable mental health training program (social work, mental health counseling, psychology, etc).

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Current mental health licensure or certification to practice as a mental health professional in the state of Michigan.
• Broad generalist clinical experience with assessing and treating a wide variety of mental health disorders.
• Experience in crisis intervention.
• Experience using an electronic medical record system.
• Experience using personal computers and basic software packages.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience providing case management in a mental health or educational setting.
• Superior organizational skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with college students, including those with STEM-focused majors.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with students and parents in stressful situations.
• Experience working effectively with administrative and academic units of a university.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to provide quality and culturally sensitive clinical services.
• Ability to maintain timely clinical documentation.
• Availability to participate in evening and weekend activities/events as assigned.
• Strong knowledge of regulatory and professional standards.
• Demonstrated ability to work appropriately and effectively with others on organization committees, teams, and groups.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of HIPAA and FERPA.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.
• Demonstrated ability to foster a collegial and collaborative work environment through effective outreach and partnerships across identity groups, and administrative levels (i.e. peers, faculty, and administration).

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Demonstrated understanding of student development theory and commitment to student success.
• Demonstrated understanding of a commitment to the comprehensive mission, vision, and strategic plan.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the latest in computing and technology for the student affairs area.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications - No Less Than $48,000

Title of Position Supervisor


Posting Type

Internal & External

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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