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Montana Tech Mental Health Counselor in Butte, Montana


Mental Health Counselor

Student Affairs

Professional, Full-Time,  AY + 1 Month

Position Start Date:  July 1, 2023


Applications received by August 11, 2023 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established




Montana Technological University, a premier STEM focused institution in Butte, Montana, is seeking a Mental Health Counselor to join the Student Affairs team. This position will support current students’ mental health by providing culturally sensitive individualized counseling, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation to the campus community. There is also an opportunity collaborate with Wellness programming. The successful candidate will be a part of Montana Tech’s internationally renowned, century-old tradition of excellence in higher education located in the heart of one of Montana’s richest historical and cultural communities.



  • Provides effective psychological services to students to include individual counseling, clinical assessments, group/couples counseling and workshops.

  • Responds to crisis situations involving mental health through interventions and/or consultations to students, families, and campus partners.

  • Abides by applicable State and Federal laws, licensure requirements and professional code of ethics.

  • Maintains accurate and timely clinical documentation of client records in accordance with professional standards and state and federal laws.

  • Develops and presents educational programs and workshops related to college student mental health.

  • Maintains knowledge of current information, trends, and resources related to student behavior on college campuses including threat assessment, prevention strategies, etc.

  • Participates in university, divisional, and/or departmental committees, task forces and consultation meetings

  • Completes other duties as assigned to support the mission, vision, and goals of the department and University.


  • Must have obtained a Master’s degree or a doctorate in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work by position start date of July 1, 2023.

  • Licensed in MT as a mental health professional (i.e., LCPC) or license eligible and able to obtain full licensure to offer mental health counseling in the State of Montana within 6 months of start date.

  • Demonstrated clinical experience, preferably with adolescents and young adults

  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


    Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills and the ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to practice effective communications with students, faculty, staff, administration and parents.

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a collaborative team.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and use good judgement in providing services.

  • Documentation in a timely manner, EHR experience preferred, and ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.



    Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed as a LCPC in Montana by start date.

  • Experience and interest in developing and delivering outreach and educational programming

  • Experience providing targeted mental health support to specialized student groups including students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA2S communities, international students, and/or students athletes.



    For full consideration application materials must be complete.   

    Please include: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. 

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    Employment (veteran's) preference form

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

    Why Work at Tech?

    Help meet the changing needs of society by providing a transformative student experience by helping develop leaders for tomorrow by advancing science, engineering and technology.

    In addition, Montana Tech offers an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance with low deductibles and comprehensive coverage.

  • Generous employer contribution toward monthly health care benefits worth $6.08 per hour.

  • 5.9% retirement employer contribution for eligible employees

  • 12 Holidays per year

  • 3 weeks of Annual Leave to start

  • Generous sick leave policy that can be used for sick children, doctor and dentist appointments as well as bereavement.

  • 6 credits of coursework free per year (fees not included)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Reduced tuition for dependents after 4 months of employment for eligible employees

  • Employee Assistance and a Wellness Program

  • Optional Retirement Plan for eligible employees

  • Possible remote work days with supervisor approval and eligible positions.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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