Graduate Counseling Program

Job Opportunities

Coursework in this program prepares students for licensure as a licensed professional counselor and/or licensed school counselor.

Current Openings

There is a high school counselor position available for Alpena High School for next school year.  This is a 7-12 position. Alpena is located in North Central Arkansas and is 20 minutes from Harrison, 35 minutess from Branson, MO and only a little over an hour away from Fayetteville. Contact Laura Rhein lrhein@alpenaleopards.org 

Buffalo Island Central School District will be hiring an elementary counselor for the 2019-2020 school year. The elementary serves grades K-6 in a brand new school building located in Leachville, Arkansas. Leachville is a 40-minute drive from Jonesboro. The application can be found at Please send by fax 870-912-0184 or email  

My name is Dr. Matthew Thornton, CEO for The Center for Children & Families, a non-profit agency devoted to making a difference in the communities we serve. We are currently seeking counselors to fill positions in our Louisiana offices located in Monroe, Rayville, Shreveport and Crowley (Lafayette region.) We have exciting opportunities for Master’s level graduates seeking to start their career in a supportive and life-giving workplace.  Our competitive pay rates, flexible hours, high quality supervision and the ability to qualify for federal loan forgiveness are just a few of the many benefits graduates could receive by contracting with our agency. Find out more about our agency by visiting If you would like to speak with someone directly they can email to set up an initial phone call. Adam McDonald, our Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator, is available to answer any questions and help start the process of partnering with our agency.

The Child Advocacy Center of Independence County is looking for an additional team member! Provide immediate intervention and crisis stabilization counseling services to reduce victim trauma. Provide appropriate therapeutic clinical services to victims based on a comprehensive intake assessment and develop a plan of treatment. Provide non-offending family members with support and referral information to enable the family to cope with the crisis and sensitively interact with the victim(s). Work collaboratively with the District Attorney’s office and Center staff to provide victims and their non-offending family members with court preparation services when appropriate. Develop and maintain confidential files on each client served. Data collected could include such things as demographics, ethnicity, age, and type of abuse experienced for the agency’s client population. Participate in required court proceedings including supplying documentation and testimony for the purpose of providing clinical information and observations. Education and skills required; Master’s degree and licensed in the State of Arkansas to practice therapeutic services. Must be TF-CBT certified or willing to become certified. Prior experience and/or professional certifications with victims of trauma issues surrounding abuse preferred. Good organizational and time management skills and the ability and willingness to work well with a variety of professional disciplines. Knowledge and sensitivity to family systems and child victimization. Please send resume to

There is an anticipated HS Counseling position at Cotter High School for the 2019-20 school year. If you are interested please contact the High School Principal, Doug Corley at 870-435-6323 or email him

Des Arc High School has an opening for a 7th -12th grade school counselor for the upcoming year. Please contact Tonya Whitworth if you have questions. Her phone is 870-256-4166 ext 23. The fax is 870-292-3545.

FAMILIES INC. COUNSELING SERVICES is a private counseling agency with outpatient facilities throughout Northeast, North Central and Central Arkansas providing a variety of therapeutic services for all ages on an individual, couple, family and group basis. Families Inc. offers FLEXIBILITY, a wide range of BENEFITS, and GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT with a commitment to WORK/LIFE BALANCE for all its employees. With immediate openings for Mental Health Professionals and mental health para-professionals in many of our 11 locations, Families Inc. may have the opportunity you’re looking for. To start your career, visit us at, email your resume to, or call Bobby Long, Director of Human Resources at  870-206-9482.  There will be two new opportunities available soon; one for Melbourne schools  and one for Southside schools. If you are interested, please visit the job postings at then reach out to Shawn Dennis, clinical director, via email at

Families Inc. has several job openings for MHP’s in the Jacksonville clinic. Those interested can apply online at  Or call the clinic supervisor: Amanda Rowe at (501) 982-5000. Located at 2126 N 1st St Ste. F, Jacksonville, AR 72076

Forest Heights Elementary in Harrison has a full time K-4 Counselor's Position. Contact Kimberly Liggett at 870-391-5264 or

Kids for the Future, Inc. is an outpatient mental health company in northeastern Arkansas. We are seeking Arkansas licensure counselors and social workers to work in the Wynne and Helena Clinics. Kids, Inc. offers student loan reimbursement, a $2,000 sign on bonus, competitive fee for service rates and benefits.  Please send your resumes to Donna Diebold at if you are interested in applying.

Life Strategies in Batesville has openings in Newport, Earle, and Forrest City.  Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 870-702-7111. If interested or seeking more information, contact Linda Brown at

LPC position open at a growing private practice, Life Within Counseling Group, LLC in Beebe, AR. This position would include office and school based hours working with teens and adults. Please call Thomas Ritchie at 501-434-0000 or email for more information.

Mercy Community Hospital in Franklin, TN has an immediate need for a Clinical Therapist - Tier 3 Counselor. This position provides wrap-around services to 10-12 students with high needs. These students have demonstrated the need for intense mental-health services and often present with behavioral issues as a result. Counselor will provide individual, family, and group therapy and the coordination and provision of therapeutic services for clients and their families, including participation in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, termination and referral process. Mercy's Mission: Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families. If you're looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others and work in a Christian environment, this is your opportunity. Please email me your resume if you are interested at

MHPP/QBHS with Methodist Family Health in Heber Springs is hiring therapist. If you are look for a special team of people in a new office, growing, and working to serve the Cleburne County and surrounding areas then we are the place for you. We have need for therapists and case managers as we enter the new school year. Please contact Alicia Mullins @ Office: 501-365-3022, Cell: 501-218-6050.

Midland High School in Pleasant Plains, AR has an opening for a school counselor for grades 7-12. If interested, contact Principal Keith Madden at 501-345-2610 or 501-733-0460 or by email at
Mid-South Health Systems has several therapist and other support staff positions available: Batesville, Searcy, Newport, Jonesboro, Corning, Paragould, Brinkley, Helena, West Memphis, Walnut Ridge, Trumann, Forrest City, and Wynne. Go to to see openings and to apply.

There are four school counseling positions posted to the Rogers Public Schools website for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Information can be located at the following link:

Unity Health jobs

Vilonia High School has a 10th - 12th grade counselor opening. Contact Principal, Ronnie Simmons at 501/796-2111.  

Whetstone Boys Ranch in Mountain View, MO is hiring a therapist/counselor. Licensed Mental Health Professional will provide weekly individual sessions, facilitate group counseling, and conduct family therapy sessions. Will maintain a caseload of 9 young men who are between 11 and 15 years old. In partnership with the Program Director, will help create and maintain a therapeutic milieu which enhances a healthy, safe, and growth focused learning environment for our young men and their families. Salary & Benefits: Annual Salary: up to $45,000 based on experience & credentials; Insurance Stipend: additional $300 per month; 3 weeks annual vacation leave; 8 paid Holidays; Extensive training in applicable certifications and continuing education; 6 days annual sick leave; 4 personal days; 401k available after one year of employment. Contact Jeremy Thompson by phone (417) 934-1112 or Web -