Cookeville, Tennessee

Tennessee Technological University

Position Information

Position Information

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Counseling Center

Job Purpose

Provide counseling services and outreach programming/workshops to university students. Counseling is provided through individual, group and couples therapy.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

Counsel university students regarding personal, academic and career concerns by conducting intakes (initial counseling appointment), individual, couples or group therapy. Consult with university staff and others (e.g., parents), regarding student concerns. Develop and present psycho-educational and academic workshops/outreach programming. Assist in the supervision of graduate level practicum and intern students. Participate in professional development, as required for licensure. Serve on university committees and other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Mental Health Counseling (60 hour degree), Social Work, Psychology or Educational Psychology. Three years of counseling/therapy experience. Current TN license/eligible (license must be obtained within 6 months of hire date) in one of the following helping professions: Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Senior Psychological Examiner.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in counseling college students. Experience with clinical supervision of counseling interns/practicum students. Experience in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and sexual abuse issues.

Work Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Additional hours if/when needed.

Compensation and Benefits


Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details

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Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), copy of license, and complete contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts
  4. Licenses/Certs
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have at least a Master's degree from an accredited institution in Mental Health Counseling (60 hour degree), Social Work, Psychology or Educational Psychology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum three years of counseling/therapy experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you hold a current TN license/eligible (license must be obtained within 6 months of hire date) in one of the following professions: Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Senior Psychological Examiner?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)
Posted: 08/17/2022