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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Health/Counseling Services

Position Summary:

Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a Counselor. A counselor provides professional mental health counseling and consultation services for the campus community, incorporates a brief therapeutic model to address the emotional and behavioral needs of students, creates developmental programming to increase healthy lifestyle and coping behaviors across campus, and provides strategic direction and advocacy for university mental health policy and initiatives. Position involves assessment/screening of needs, consultation, outreach, crisis management and professional counseling services (individual, couples and group).

This is a full-time benefit and paid leave eligible position working 10 months out of the year with a break during the summer months. Salary of $45,000 - $47,000 commensurate with experience. This position involves work expectations outside of normal UW-Platteville office hours (night hours, weekend commitments, travel out-of-town, etc.)



  • Provide individual, group, or couples counseling to students struggling with developmental and/or personal health issues by adhering to a brief psychotherapy model that is time sensitive and goal oriented.
  • Refer students to appropriate community resources.
  • Administer and interpret inventories and tests given to students in conjunction with individual or group counseling.
  • Provide crisis intervention with students and support for other involved persons.
  • Consult with the director and other UCS staff regularly regarding case management issues.
  • Provide counseling and/or information and referral services to faculty and staff
  • Make appropriate referrals.


  • Develop, plan and facilitate outreach and success programming to educate and increase awareness of the mental health needs of college-age students to promote a healthy campus.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and process-oriented groups.
  • When appropriate, consult and work with other University staff or campus units in the development and presentation of programs


  • Adhere to administrative policies and procedures of UCS specifically and the University as a whole.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough electronic medical records.
  • Assume leadership in one of the following department functions:
    • Assessment
    • Website management
    • Programming
    • Social Media/Marketing
    • Group Programming
  • Provide liaison support to the individual colleges (Dean and faculty).
  • Develop, plan and provide in-service training and programs for other University departments as requested or otherwise appropriate.
  • Embrace and support diversity as part of the educational process.
  • Assist in UCS publicity and public relations efforts as outlined or requested by the director.
  • Develop and assist in the distribution of reference materials for students in line with their perceived personal, educational, and vocational needs.
  • Assist in the supervision of student employees as specified by the director.
  • Consult with community counseling or psychiatric personnel/agencies as needed.
  • Serves on multidisciplinary campus committees.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:


  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field
  • Professional licensure in counseling or social work, or be eligible for licensure as a Professional Counselor or Social Worker in Wisconsin within 6 months.
  • Experience providing mental health counseling.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, particularly in matters relative to sensitive or confidential student records, personnel, or organizational matters.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule with flexible hours including some weekend and evenings.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


  • Minimum of 5 years mental health counseling experience is desired.
  • Familiar with electronic medical records
  • Proficient in providing short-term, developmentally-focused psychotherapy

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: August 2, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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