Job Information Student Mental Health Counselor NGO Information
Contact Name American University Of Iraq Baghdad
Contact Email [email protected]
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Baghdad
Job Shift
Nationality International
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2023-03-16
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2023-03-17
Deadline Date 2023-04-28
[Baghdad,Iraq ]

General Description:
The Student Mental Health Counselor provides counseling services and programming designed to help students in the AUIB learning community improve their emotional wellbeing and develop the personal skills needed for successful university life. Services include crisis intervention, problem-solving, evidence-based psychotherapy and mental health counseling, psychological assessment, psychiatric referrals, and education and prevention programs. This newly created position will be a key player in ensuring that the AUIB Wellness Center be accessible for students in the upcoming Spring 2023 semester, and that students will have access to the mental health services that they need. The Wellness Center will initially have a primary focus on the offering of counseling and psychological services but will also offer student accessibility services as well as act as a campus safety center where students will be able to report their concerns, seek emergency help, or go for crisis intervention.


Strategic goals

Ensure that the wellbeing of the AUIB learning community is taken care of in a well-defined, well-executed strategy.

The Student Mental Health Counselor supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the AUIB.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing clinical services (intake, individual, group, and emergency/crisis counseling, and individual assessment), outreach and consultation services, training, light administrative duties.
  • Maintaining an active caseload of weekly counseling clients, for students.
  • Providing an ongoing program of personal, substance use, psychological, crisis intervention, and other types of counseling services to the students.
  • Accepting referrals from staff and faculty for students suspected of experiencing emotional, psychological, or personal difficulties.
  • Collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or University offices (HR and line managers) to support employee wellbeing.
  • Providing input for professional staff development programs for the Departments of Student Life and Student Services, and other University divisions or departments.
  • Assisting in developing and facilitating wellness programming for residence halls and First-Year Experience classes on relevant topics as needed. Topics may include substance abuse, sexuality, relationships, depression, and stress management.
  • Assisting in designing and coordinating programs for faculty and staff on identifying and dealing with students struggling with substance abuse, depression, hostility, family problems, etc.
  • Assisting in the coordination of care for students who are receiving mental health treatment off-campus.
  • Designing and conducting special interest counseling groups as needed focusing on mental health needs of the student population (e.g., substance use, relationship issues, sexual assault, academic pressures, etc.)
  • Preparing and maintaining treatment records, reports, and other required documentation while ensuring the confidentiality of all student information.
  • Providing programs and resources in support of AUIB-wide wellbeing initiatives.
  • Fulfilling other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills


  • This position has a 12-month work schedule.
  • Position requires, at a minimum: a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or equivalent, full licensure by the relevant licensing authority for psychotherapy/counseling services, and no less than 5 years of counseling experience.
  • Additional licensure in clinical addictions counseling is preferred.
  • Evidence of the ability to work effectively and collegial in cross-functional teams
  • Evidence of ability to participate in planning and participating in cross-functional collaboration regarding holistic student wellbeing.
  • Evidence of strategic thinking and leadership.
  • Ability to speak and work in both English and Arabic.
How To Apply

Application Procedure:

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of Passport Data information page.
  • References (contact details) for up to three individuals who are familiar with your work.
  • Copies of all formal academic degrees and certificates.
  • Copies of your Transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address: [email protected] 


You MUST put the position title in the Subject line.


If an applicant has any relatives working at AUIB this must be disclosed in writing in the cover letter.

If you have not heard back from us after 3 weeks, it means that your application was not successful.

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