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 

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 Partner II, CEDARS Ecological In-Home Family Services at CEDARS
Adolescent and Young Adult Social Worker Assistant – Murtha Cancer Center at Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Family and Community Wellness Extension Agent - Kingman County at K-State Research and Extension
American Connection Corps Fellow - Mercer County, Illinois at Lead For America
Bilingual (Spanish) Family Counselor at Youth Villages
2022 National Hometown Fellowship (Applicant-Led) at Lead For America
Mental Health Practitioner at Reach for Resources, Inc.
Behavior Technician at Hills and Dales
Behavior Technician - Burlington, IA at Balance Autism
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist at Prelude Behavioral Services
Employment Development Specialist at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Home Home Supervisor at Mosaic
Children's Services Worker- Specialized Assessments Caseworker (2749-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Youth Specialist II- Afternoon/Evening, CEDARS Pioneers Center at CEDARS
AmeriCorps VISTA Goodwill NNE (Two positions available (1) Outreach Coordinator (2) Training/Quality Assurance Coordinator) at Goodwill NNE
Waiver Case Manager at Reach for Resources, Inc.
Direct Support Professional - Program Specialist at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Green Corps Organizer at Green Corps
Campus Ministry Serving Internationally at Cru
Mental Health Practitioner II - SFT Nexus-FACTS at Nexus Family Healing
Clinical Program Coordinator at Nexus Family Healing
Mental Health Practitioner II - Early Childhood Day Treatment - Masters level at Nexus Family Healing
JFS Manager-CHS- 241-KIDS After Hours Supervisor (2702-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Behavior Technician - Altoona, IA at Balance Autism
Behavior Technician - Clive, IA at Balance Autism
Behavior Technician - Cedar Rapids, IA at Balance Autism
Behavior Technician - Waterloo, IA at Balance Autism
Behavior Technician - Quad Cities, IA at Balance Autism
Manager, Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy (ICED) at Miami Dade College
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Outdoor Educator - $4,200 + $1,600 education award - fall, or all year positions available at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Youth Counselor at Four Oaks Family & Children Services
College Readiness Specialist at Miami Dade College
Direct Support Professional - Job Coach at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Behavior Technician - Iowa City, IA at Balance Autism
Direct Care Staff at Hope Harbor
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Art Teacher at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Teacher in a Non-Traditional Setting at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Education Programs Facilitator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Middle School Youth Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Fellows Events Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Fellows Recruiter at Wycliffe Bible Translators
PSD Mobilizer at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Scripture Engagement Consultant at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Overseas Coordinator for Interns and Volunteers at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Language Technology Publicity Writer at Wycliffe Bible Translators
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
Universal Worker (Healthcare/Activities/Dietary) at Inspiring Lives
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! Direct Support Professional - New Hampton area at Inspiring Lives
HR Assistant, Orlando, FL at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Accounting Clerk at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Child Welfare Specialist at Adult and Child Health
Substance Abuse Treatment Professional (SAT-PRO) at Inspiring Lives
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
Full Time Residential Youth Counselor at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
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
Bolshoi Field Coordinator 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
Guidance Specialist (EAP Intake & Triage) at ComPsych
Family Services Worker (Posting # 1245-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Milieu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place

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

Recreation Internship at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education
Educator Apprentice, Elementary at Spring Lake Park Schools
Camp Summer Staff at Camp Pine Lake - Church of the Brethren Camp
Paid Summer Camp Internships at Tyler Hill Camp
Coed Summer Camp Looking for Male Staff - Paid Internships Available at Tyler Hill Camp
Summer School Teacher - CfUT 2022 at Center for Urban Teaching
Summer Ministry Internships at YouthWorks
Easterseals Wisconsin Camps- Summer AmeriCorps Member at Easter Seals Wisconsin
Sales, Partnership & Sponsorship Strategies Virtual Remote Internship at National STEM Honor Society (NSTEM)
Staff Development Intern at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Grant Writer for Sign Language Translation at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Program Facilitator Internship at Camp Fitch YMCA
Paid Internships for Education Majors and Student Athletes at Tyler Hill Camp
Spanish-speaking/ELL Volunteer Tutor at Pandemic Professors
Academic Interventions Spring 2022 Internship - Mid Year Graduates at Southwest Region School District (AK)

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT ITALIAN SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process
Case Manager - AmeriCorps Service Member at Partnership 4 Kids
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)
Camp Administration Internship at Banner Day Camp
Substitute Teacher at Norwalk Community School District
Social Media Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
Elementary/Lower School 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