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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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 

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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

Sous Chef (full time, permanent) at Concordia Language Villages
JFS MGR Kinship Engagement Supervisor (2692-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Direct Support Professional - Community Based at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Family Advocate at Reach Dane
Behavior Technician at Balance Autism
Emerging Leader Program at SpringHill
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator at Prelude Behavioral Services
Employment Consultant at Best Buddies International (Headquarters)
AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2021-22) Tulsa, OK at Reading Partners
Serve as the representative of Reading Partners within the community! at Reading Partners
AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, Baltimore, MD at Reading Partners
Serves as the representative of Reading Partners in the community! at Reading Partners
Mental Health Therapist - Refugee and Immigrant Services at Lutheran Services in Iowa
Family Support Worker at Lutheran Services in Iowa
Direct Care Staff at Hope Harbor
Coordinator, High School Flagship at College Possible
Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Heart of Mary Cluster
Program Coordinator, Educational Access and Equity at Dartmouth Center for Social Impact
Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator at Grand View United Methodist Church
Fellows Events Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
PSD Mobilizer at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Sign Languages Worker at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Scripture Engagement Consultant at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Overseas Coordinator for Interns and Volunteers at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Children's Services - Assessment Supervisor (2693-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Research Study Coordinator at Northwestern University
Non profit Operations Manager at AIM Institute
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: EthnoArts Specialist / Ethnomusicologist at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Child Care Resource Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
IT Service Delivery Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Literacy Worker for the Roma at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: ESL Teacher at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Education Consultant at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Translation/Scripture Engagement Worker for the Roma at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Language Technology Specialist at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Writer at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Global Workforce Planning Consultant - Americas at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Direct Care Professional at Allendale Association
Universal Worker (Healthcare/Activities/Dietary) at Inspiring Lives
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! Direct Support Professional - New Hampton area at Inspiring Lives
Direct Support Professional - Program Specialist at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Behavior Therapist - Austin, MN at Nexus Family Healing
Bilingual Social Worker at Brooklyn Community Services
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) at Little City
Missionary Kid Station Teachers Assistant at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY Recruitment Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: EthnoArts Worker at Wycliffe Bible Translators
HR Assistant, Orlando, FL at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Accounting Clerk at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Child Welfare Specialist at Adult and Child Health
Job Coach- New Higher Wage at Handicapped Development Center
Youth Counselor at Woodward Academy
Youth Recovery Specialist (Mason City, IA) at YSS
Behavior Technician at Balance Autism
Skills Development Specialist - School Based at Adult and Child Health
Resident Counselor at Crotched Mountain School
Case Manager/Social Worker - 4 year degree in Human Services, Psychology or related field- SIGN ON BONUS! at Meridian Services
Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Youth Recovery Specialist (Ames, IA) at YSS
HR Assistant, Dallas, TX at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Campus Ministry - Field Staff at Cru
Family Support Worker at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
Human Services & Psychology Professionals (Bachelors) at Inspiring Lives
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Language Programs Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Publications Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Children's Services Worker- After Hours Response Worker 25303-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Bolshoi Field Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Regional Center Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
IT Project Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Language Program Manager (Southeast Asia) at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Service Team Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Office Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Foster Care Specialist, CEDARS Foster Care Program at CEDARS
Guidance Consultant (Clinical EAP Intake & Triage) at ComPsych
Guidance Specialist (EAP Intake & Triage) at ComPsych
Family Services Worker (Posting # 1245-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services

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

Training and Professional Development Intern at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Fall Graduate Internship - Women's Health Program at Community Catalyst
Summer School Teacher - CfUT 2022 at Center for Urban Teaching
Middle East Policy Fall Internship: Maxwell Graduate at Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)
Grant Writer for Sign Language Translation at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Program Facilitator Internship at Camp Fitch YMCA
Internship - Volunteer Services - Fall 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Internship - Education - Fall 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Internship - Early Childhood Education - Fall 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Virtual TESOL Teaching Summer Internship at PLUS U.S. Corporation
Spanish-speaking/ELL Volunteer Tutor at Pandemic Professors
Paid Spring 2022 Internship - Academic Interventions - Mid Year Graduates (Travel & Housing provided) at Southwest Region School District (AK)

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ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT FRENCH SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER at The Creative Process
Case Manager - AmeriCorps Service Member at Partnership 4 Kids
Seeking volunteer math tutors to help students impacted by school closures at Mastery Learning Hour
Children's Ministry Fall 2021 Internship at First Baptist Church of Tahoe City
Visual Communication Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Corporate Social Responsibility Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Education & Program Dev. Internships at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Marketing Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Human Resources Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Graphic Design Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Digital Brand Manager Intern at Frame Change
Communications Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Program Management Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Program Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Gender Equality Data Collaborative (GEDC) Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Substitute Teacher at Norwalk Community School District
Fall Writing/Communications Internship at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
Social Media Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
Elementary Classroom Teacher (K-5) at The International Christian School of Budapest (Nemzetkozi Alapitvany)
Secondary Art Teacher-Fine Arts at The International Christian School of Budapest (Nemzetkozi Alapitvany)
Blog Article Writer at Inizian, Inc.
Air Force Chaplain Candidate (Internship) at United States Air Force, Chaplain Corps Recruiting Service
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