Helping & Counseling

  • Do you consider yourself to be supportive, generous, or empathetic?
  • Are you interested in learning about mental health, criminal probation, or community development?
  • Does it sound like fun to empower others, handle a crisis, or develop resources?
  • Could you see yourself working at a clinic, a community center, a non-profit organization, a church, or starting your own private practice?

Careers in this community focus on understanding people, supporting them through difficult times, and equipping them to grow and thrive.


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Upcoming Events of Interest (free for students & alumni)

  • Social Work Grad School Virtual Fair, October 8, 2019.  Register and learn more about participating schools.  Masters, PhD and Graduate Certificate programs represented.

  • Psychology Grad School Virtual Fair, October 9, 2019. Register and learn more about participating schools.  Masters, Ed.S., Ph.D., Psy.D. programs represented.

Examples of Related Jobs

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  • Adoption Specialist
  • Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Development Specialist
  • Elder Services Administrator
  • Employment Specialist
  • Family Advocate
  • Food Bank Administrator
  • Grant Writer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Human Services Worker
  • Industrial/Org. Psychologist
  • Instructor/Trainer
  • Life Coach
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Mediator
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Non-Profit Program Director
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Health Educator
  • Recruiter
  • Religious Leader
  • Residential Treatment Worker
  • Rural Development Specialist
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Victim Advocate
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Development Specialist
  • Vault for UI Students
    • Click on Guides, Other Industries, & then Social Services Jobs, Eldcare Jobs, Childcare Jobs, or Human Resources
    • Click on Guides and Nonprofit 

To research various UI majors, minors and certificates, visit Find Your Program

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to helping/counseling at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 
Some examples of organizations that may be of interest are:

  • Best Buddies
  • The Sociology Club
  • Rape Victim Advocacy Program
  • Camp Adventure
  • Iowa Student Psychology Association
  • Under Your Wing
  • HEART Workshop
  • Food Pantry at Iowa
  • American Sign Language Club

 Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

If you don’t want to join a club or don’t have the time, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

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Check out student employment, internships & post-graduation full-time jobs in Handshake.  Employers targeting University of Iowa students & alumni use this recruiting system to connect with you!

 

 

Finding opportunities to launch your career is a skill of its own.  We also have tips for the search process for volunteering, internships, and jobs on other parts of our site.     

If your goals include graduate or professional school, make sure to plan ahead  and if applicable, research licensure requirements.

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

 

Sample of Helping & Counseling Full-Time Jobs & Fellowships in Handshake

Family-Teaching Partners at Boys Town
Case Manager-first shift at Rosecrance
Primary Service Coordinator - Now Offering Hiring Incentives at Youth Villages
Primary Service Coordinator- MS - *Hiring Incentives Available* at Youth Villages
Victim Advocate at QUANADA
College Possible – High School Coach – College Access – Full Time Starting August 2020 St. Paul, MN at College Possible
Entitlement Specialist at The Center for Disability Services
Grassroots Organizer at Clean Water Action-Michigan
College Possible – College Success Coaching – Full Time Starting August 2020 – St. Paul, MN at College Possible
Native English Teachers at US International Education Center
Government Relations Officer at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
AmeriCorps Member at Impact America
Certified Medical Assistant at Prelude Behavioral Services
Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness
Youth Recovery Specialist at YSS
Media Relations and Digital Content Officer at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
SALT: Serving and Learning Together at Mennonite Central Committee
Support Counselor at Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
Kids Club Site Supervisor at YSS
Consulting Services Training Manager at RAINN
Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Family Advocate - Elyria at Career Prep Schools (Formerly Life Skills High School)
Recovery Specialist-2nd Shift Adult Crisis Residential Services at Rosecrance
PULSE Fellow: 2020-2021 at PULSE
Direct Support Professional - Program Specialist at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Direct Support Professional - Vocational Specialist/Job Coach at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Family Services Worker (Posting # 1245-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Academic Progress Manager at InGenius Prep
Child & Youth Advocate at Cornerstone
Full Time Licensed Social Worker at New Horizons Adoption Agency, Inc.
Case Manager at Alleghany Highlands Community Services
Housing Specialist at Children's Community Services
Housing Specialist at Children's Community Services
Case Manager at Children's Community Services
Community Organizer at The Direct Action & Research Training Center
Youth Counselor at Forest Ridge Youth Services
Bilingual Supports Coordinator at Quality Progressions
Case Manager/QIDP at Search, Inc.
DoD Safe Helpline Shift Manager (3 pm - 11 pm) at RAINN
College and Internship Developer at Children's Relief International
Youth Development Professional at HomeSafe
Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Supports Coordinator at Quality Progressions
Mental Health Specialist at Allendale Association
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
Manchester Community Health Center-Child Health Services at Families in Transition VISTA Program
Harbor Homes-Development VISTA at Families in Transition VISTA Program
Milieu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place
A Launch Year Program! at Ramapo for Children
Behavior Technician - Needham at Bierman ABA Autism Center
Bilingual Peer Advocate (Spanish/English) at Central City Hospitality House
Street Outreach Specialist/Family Partner, CEDARS Street Outreach/Bridges Program at CEDARS
Family Partner- CEDARS Bridges Program at CEDARS
AmeriCorps VISTA at Families in Transition VISTA Program
Case Manager/QIDP at Search, Inc.
ISACorps, Community Worker at Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Social Worker, Case Manager or Initial Response Worker at Ho-Chunk Nation Child and Family Services

Sample of Helping & Counseling Internships & Student Employment Jobs in Handshake

Junior Camp Administration Internship (Camp Counselor) at Banner Day Camp
Camp Administration Internship at Banner Day Camp
Health Officer (Summer 2020) at SpringHill
Social Studies Assessment Intern at Edulastic
Residential Case Manager Intern at Orchard Place
Juvenile Justice Direct Care Worker at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Special Education High School Aide at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Public Policy and Advocacy Fellow at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Family Foster Care at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Middle East Policy Internship at Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)
Program Specialist/Counselor at Camp Akeela
Young Writers and Artists Curator / Community Organizer / Educational Initiatives Coordinator sought for a National and Regional Project at The Creative Process
Young Writers and Artists Curator / Community Organizer / Educational Initiatives Coordinator sought for a National and Regional Project at The Creative Process
Young Writers and Artists Curator / Community Organizer / Educational Initiatives Coordinator sought for a National and Regional Project at The Creative Process
Art School Internship at Ah Haa School for the Arts
Internships for Arts and Education Majors at Kansas City Young Audiences
Summer of Service Experience at Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church
Internship - Events - Spring 2020 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Internship - CEHJ Science Communication - Spring 2020 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Network of Community Ministries Programs VISTA (Year 2) at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.
Smithsonian Associates Special Events Intern (Summer 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
Smithsonian Associates Adult Education Programming Intern (Summer 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
Smithsonian Associates Summer Camp Intern (Summer 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
Summer Internship - Special Needs Camp Program Specialist at Camp Starfish
Summer Internship - Special Needs Camp Waterfront Specialist at Camp Starfish
Summer Internship - Special Needs Youth Camp Group Specialist at Camp Starfish
Summer Internship - Camp Specialist: Young Adult Life Skills Advisor at Camp Starfish
Social Media Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
Elementary Teacher at Doulos Discovery School
January/Winter Term Internship (Spring 2020) at PEN/Faulkner Foundation
National Civilian Community Corps- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA CORPS (National Programs)
FEMA Corps- Disaster Response- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA CORPS (National Programs)
Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand at Humanitarian Affairs Asia
Summer Camp Internships at Fox Valley Christian Action
CHILDREN AT RISK Education and Community Engagement VISTA (Dallas, TX) at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.
Teach Math This Summer: Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship 2020 at Memphis Teacher Residency
MTR Camp Educator in Training, Summer 2020 at Memphis Teacher Residency
Project Assistant- Urban & Rural Planning- Federal Program at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA CORPS (National Programs)
Project Assistant- Disaster Response- Federal Program at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA CORPS (National Programs)
Project Assistant- Construction & Infrastructure- Federal Program at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA CORPS (National Programs)
Project Assistant- Community Services- Federal Program at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA CORPS (National Programs)
Volunteer Teach in Honduras 2020 - 2021 at Bilingual Education For Central America (BECA)
Volunteer Teach in Honduras (January to June 2020) at Bilingual Education For Central America (BECA)
Volunteer Coordination Intern at International Rescue Committee
Computer Science Curriculum Development Intern at Coder Kids
Internship - Community School at Center for Supportive Schools
Longterm Volunteer Leadership Position in Ecuador (3-13 months) at Manna Project International
Shelter Intern at Crisis Intervention Services
AmeriCorps Member at St. Bernard Project (SBP)
Camp Ministry Intern (Summer) at Share Foundation
Art Teacher -All Grades at The International Christian School of Budapest
Academic and Student Support Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Athletic, Health, and Wellness Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Development Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Volunteer at Dream at DREAM Charter School
Spring 2019 Volunteer Tutor at DREAM Charter School
2019 Volunteer Baseball and Softball Coach at DREAM Charter School
Wordpress Ninja / Full Stack Engineer / CTO at CapSource
Editor (volunteer)(two positions available) at The Intelligence Brief
International Summer Internship (Ecuador) at Manna Project International
History Intern (Gallery Docent) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Crisis Counselor Volunteer at Crisis Text Line
Interpretive Services Assistant at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Public History Intern (Permanent & Special Exhibition Galleries) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Case Management Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Volunteer Engagement Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Behavior Support Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Day Services Assistant Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Milieu Treatment Counselor Intern at Orchard Place