Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist 3 (Counselor)

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Global Programs
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Abington’s Office of Global Programs & Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and seeks a full-time Licensed Mental Health Therapist/Clinical Social Worker to provide clinical services for university students with psychological concerns. This position reports to both the Director of the Office of Global Programs and Coordinator of Counseling and Psychological Services. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated passion for working with a diverse student population, such as international students from China, and helping them to flourish in a campus environment. In addition to providing counseling services, this position will also maintain a presence in the campus community through outreach programming, presentations to classes and at student events, and consultations with members of the campus community on mental health issues. Candidates that have clinical licensure {Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)} or have already passed the relevant licensure exam, accrued the necessary clinical hours, and be in receipt of the clinical license by January 1st, 2020. The successful candidate will be a member of the campus CARE team that serves as a campus-wide intervention effort for students. The successful candidate is self-motivated, independent, creative, and flexible. May include some evening hours.Penn State Abington is a four-year college with a diverse population of 4,000 students in the suburb of Abington, Pennsylvania, 15 miles from the Philadelphia city line. While maintaining a close-knit academic community atmosphere typical of a small liberal arts college, Abington offers its students all of the resources of a major research university. Penn State Abington is the fifth largest campus in the world-renowned Penn State system of 24 campuses. The campus is known for its engaging academic community, robust student programming, and its 13 NCAA Division III teams in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). This is a full-time position with benefits included. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in Social Work or related discipline or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred candidates to have a native mandarin linguistic and cultural facility, experience providing services to diverse populations, such as but not limited to: underrepresented students, international students, LGBTQ+ students, racially and ethnically diverse students, first-generation college students, and students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Experience with college student mental health services is strongly preferred. Other related mental health field and licensure as a Professional Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Clinical Psychologist, and three years of related experience is preferred. Active participation in professional associations and training sessions is also required. 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