Part Time – Counseling & Psychological Services – Mental Health Counselor – Penn State University – Harrisburg, PA


  • Provide individual counseling for undergraduate and graduate students seeking help for emotional and behavioral concerns.
  • Evaluate students for potential need of referral to a more appropriate service provider and facilitate referral.
  • Assist students in need of local community resources.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions and/or workshops on a variety of topics.
  • Assist with weekly walk-in hours for students.
  • Partner with supervisor and other campus staff to coordinate urgent mental health crisis services.
  • Consult with campus community on issues of care and concern.
  • Create and participate in outreach events.
  • Actively participate in professional associations and training sessions.
  • Requires Master’s degree or higher in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work from an accredited program.
  • Licensed or license eligible Social Worker or equivalent in Psychology or Counseling, in good standing, in Pennsylvania.
  • Employment with the University for this job will require successful completion of the Pennsylvania (PA) Publicly Available Clearances: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal History Background Check.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and unofficial educational transcripts. In addition, candidates should be prepared to provide the names, titles, and contact information (telephone, email, and mailing address) of three (3) professional references, if requested.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Penn State Covid-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements

Penn State is committed to the health of our local and global communities. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements. Click on Penn State Covid-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements to learn about the requirements as well as general COVID-19 information at Penn State.


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