Mental Health Counselor/Health Educator

Penn State University

Penn State Scranton
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – I – Exempt
  • 04 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Worthington Scranton
Student Services and Engagement
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Worthington Scranton is seeking a Mental Health Counselor/Health Educator to join our campus team. Responsibilities include providing triage services and intake evaluations of students; short-term individual and group therapy; crisis evaluation and intervention; outreach and/or consultation services; health education and/or promotion. In addition, this position includes the maintenance of clinical records; provision of referrals to on and off-campus services; service to on campus and university committees; and a strong commitment to the development of a welcoming and inclusive campus. Health and Wellness in higher education emphasizes the creation of supportive environments for students. This involves a portfolio of programs that optimizes student learning and engagement in healthy living, the development of strong community values, and positive lifestyle choices. Health promotion interventions enhance student awareness, strengthen their ability to understand and respond to health challenges, support their efforts to adopt healthier behaviors, and create environments that keep students well and may help them flourish. Counselor involvement in health promotion interventions is critical. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in Social Work or related discipline or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preference will be given to candidates with particular interest and experience in one or more of the following areas: college counseling, college health promotion/education, eating disorders, sexual assault recovery, campus community outreach, expertise in working with diverse student groups both international and domestic, fluency in other languages. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088