Requisition ID
Mercy College
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
Mercy College


Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher education, rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, guided by our core values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence.


  • Provides professional counseling services to students with academic, personal, and emotional needs.
  • Completes formalized intakes, assessments, and interventions. Completes and maintains well-documented counseling session notes.
  • Provides mental health and crisis counseling to students and suggests referral services.
  • Provides students with academic support.  Identifies and recommends appropriate services designed to address students’ academic needs. Creates student education plans and monitors students’ academic goals.
  • Assists in the development, coordination, facilitation, and evaluation of student success seminars, workshops, and informational materials.
  • Provides consultation support to faculty, staff, and administration regarding student concerns.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related area.
  • Professional licensure in mental health counseling or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of related experience in mental health counseling.
  • Demonstrated ability with assessment, diagnosis, and interventions for issues frequently faced by college students.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with diverse populations including first generation and low-income students.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
  • Experience in counseling for higher education students preferred.



It is Mercy College of Health Sciences’ policy to conduct all academic programs and business activities in a manner that is free from unlawful discrimination and to provide equal opportunity for and equal treatment of students and employees regardless of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion/creed, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U. S. veteran or any other factor protected by law.  Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs or the Human Resources’ Business Partner at 515.643.3180, 928 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309,



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