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Apply now Department: 3670009190 Counseling and Psych Services
Job no: 516530
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Health Profession
Pay Grade: 09A


About This Role:

The Therapist is responsible for providing mental health support and counseling services to veteran and military-affiliated students at Kansas State University. This role requires a deep understanding of veteran students' unique challenges and experiences and a commitment to helping them navigate the transition to academic life while addressing their mental health and well-being needs. Position will be jointly housed within Counseling and Psychological Services and the Military-Affiliated Resource Center.

Clinical Duties

• Individual Counseling: Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with veteran and military affiliated students to address a range of mental health concerns, including but not limited to PTSD, depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues.

• Develop individualized treatment plans which may include recommendations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Systems Family Therapy, Seeking Safety, Trauma Informed Care, Referral to Higher Level of Care, and Family Support Services such as Parenting and Marriage Seminars.

• Group Therapy/Workshops: Facilitate therapeutic support groups tailored to the needs and experiences of veteran and military affiliated students, fostering a sense of community and mutual support.

• Assessment and Treatment Planning: Conduct comprehensive assessments to determine the mental health needs of veteran and military affiliated students and develop personalized treatment plans.

• Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and confidential records of counseling sessions and treatment plans in compliance with university policies and legal regulations.

• Crisis Intervention: Provide immediate crisis intervention services for veteran and military affiliated students experiencing acute mental health crises, collaborating with university resources and external agencies when necessary.

• Provide professional counseling and psychological services to individuals, couples, groups, and consultations to the general student population.


• Outreach and Education: Organize and participate in outreach efforts to raise awareness of mental health resources available to veteran and military affiliated students. Deliver educational workshops and presentations on mental health topics relevant to veteran and military affiliated students.

• Consultation: Collaborate with university staff, faculty, and administrators to support veteran and military affiliated students in academic and non-academic settings, offering guidance on best practices for working with this unique student population.

• Professional Development: Stay current with the latest research and best practices in veteran and military affiliated mental health and counseling through ongoing training and professional development.

• Cultural Competency: Continuously enhance cultural competence related to military culture and veteran experiences to provide effective counseling and support.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.


Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a master's degree in psychology, social work or marriage and family therapy
  • One year of relevant experience
  • Must be licensed to practice as a mental health professional in the state of Kansas.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in counseling and mental health services, with a focus on veterans preferred.
  • Military experience/service.
  • Sensitivity and understanding of the unique experiences and challenges faced by veteran students.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of professionals and students.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations related to mental health counseling.
  • Ability to present to campus and community partners about the issues the veteran community faces.
  • Knowledge of resources for chemically dependent clients and resources for support.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Licensed by the State of Kansas Behavioral Science Board.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$50,000.00 - $60,000.00annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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