Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  Include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Is available at any time during the day to address critical issues which may affect individuals, groups of individuals or students, faculty and staff campus wide. 
  • Provides assessment and short-term focused therapy for current enrolled students, faculty and/or staff as the need arises.
  • Provides mandatory assessments (along with clinical recommendations) of at-risk students, within the context of the campus Behavioral Intervention Team.
  • Provides assessment, referral and consultation.
  • Provides outreach to the campus community.
  • Serves as a consultant and resource person for faculty and staff regarding the mental health of individual students, faculty and/or staff and the factors affecting the adjustment and mental health of the population.
  • Consults with and/or makes referrals to other professionals and outside agencies.
  • Maintains accurate and complete case files with legal and ethical guidelines of clinical practice.
  • Maintains licensure in good standing with state governing body, including participation in ongoing clinical supervision if applicable.
  • Attends appropriate local, regional and national meetings and conferences for professional development and to represent the University and Canyon Health and Wellness Center.


QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellent judgment and ability to make difficult decisions in potentially life-threatening situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct case conceptualization and treatment plan formulation for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders required.
  • Knowledge of voluntary/involuntary hospitalization procedures required.
  • Functional knowledge of HIPAA/FERPA laws.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations, and ability to work with culturally diverse peoples.
  • Sound analysis, judgment, critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Strong desire to positively impact people’s lives.
  • Characteristics which inspire respect, trust and confidence.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Adheres and models the code of ethics associated with specialty, license and/or certification.
  • Excellent coping skills and ability to handle an array of human problems and stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of psychological and counseling theory, principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of social and psychological basis of dysfunctional behavior.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately recognize and prescribe solutions to problems.
  • Ability to operate a PC or laptop and a proficiency with basic office software.
  • Maintains currency in licensing, knowledge, contemporary ideas and trends through training.
  • Must undergo and successfully pass background checks.
  • Willing to work various hours and days of the week as necessary.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s degree in counseling, mental health, psychology, therapy or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Possesses current licensure (in good standing) as an LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC, MSW, or LAMFT from the state of Arizona is required.
  • Clinical experience as a generalist; able to effectively treat many different mental health diagnoses required.
  • Experience working with young adults in a highly relational setting is desirable.
  • Experience working effectively with a wide range of people, inclidnig persons from diverse backgrounds is desirable.
  • Experience in a college or university counseling center is desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following physical demands are estimated by the amount of time spent.  Usually, the amount of time spent will be estimated on a daily basis, but depending on the position could be estimated on a weekly basis or a monthly basis.

Constantly:  60%+ or 5-8 hrs/shift                  Occasionally:  10%-25% or 1-2 hrs/shift

Frequently:  25%-60% or 4-5 hrs/shift            Rarely:  <10% or less than 2 hrs/shift

  • Work is performed primarily in a professional environment and is more than 50% sedentary.
  • Work occasionally involves using a computer keyboard preparing reports which involves the use of hands, wrists, fingers, shoulders and forearms.
  • Occasionally involves the use of a computer monitor or computer output to peruse, assess, compare, research, interpret, analyze data and information from a variety of sources including manuals, journals, internet sources, documents and spreadsheets.
  • Occasionally involves standing, walking, reaching, grasping, bending, stooping, climbing.
  • Rarely involves lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Frequently involves the ability to communicate with others through a variety of means including in person, telephonically or other readily available technology and utilize active listening and accurate decoding of information.
  • Occasionally requires the ability to move about the medical clinic, campus and office environment which may involve climbing stairs.
  • Rarely involves hazardous situations where physical harm is a possibility.
  • Constantly requires mental acuity to follow protocols; for planning, organizing, assessing information, analyzing data; the ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities, tasks and activities; and the ability to cope while under stress.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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