Mental Health Specialist
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

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Department Information

The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's Indiana University experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 22 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.

Indiana University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs and integrated within IU's Health Center is a diverse interdisciplinary team located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana a welcoming college town surrounded by hills, forests, lakes, biking, and hiking trails. There are diverse cultural events, a broad array of food, restaurants, and people from across the country and the world.

Job Summary

The Mental Health Counselor role involves the delivery of clinical services to IU students through CAPS, the Student Health Center's Counseling and Psychological Services. The Mental Health Counselor's work in all of these domains is expected to be culturally competent / informed and consistent with the learning objectives of the Division of Student Affairs.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists with reducing stigma associated with mental health services that create barriers for undeserved and marginalized communities.
  • Serves on the triage team when asked by the Director.
  • Collaborates with members of the CAPS multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Serves on after-hours crisis response teams on an as needed basis, in the event of larger scale campus crises.
  • Delivers outreach programs, as needed.
General Responsibilities
  • Conducts individual intake assessments.
  • Provides direct clinical mental health services to individuals, groups, and couples.
  • Manages individual caseload so as to be able to incorporate new clients in an ongoing manner.
  • Maintains accurate, timely clinical notes, following Quality Improvement committee standards.
  • Adheres to relevant ethical and legal standards of HIPAA, relevant professional bodies, state boards.
  • Consults with and refers to other professionals when appropriate (e.g. psychiatrists, medical providers, and dietitians).
  • Utilizes evidence-based clinical interventions and, as appropriate, document in clinical notes.
  • Serves on emergency response teams.
  • Participates in active educational outreach programs.



  • Master's degree in relevant mental health area from an accredited program

  • 4 years of post-degree experience

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon date of hire
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana or license eligible upon date of hire


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents ¿

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices and to position patients. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Advanced

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Health Services

Job Family: Behavioral Health

Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

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