MERS/MO Goodwill Industries Counselor in West Plains, Missouri

MERS Goodwill is looking for passionate, high-energy individuals to join our MWA team. The position is full-time weekdays, has excellent benefits, will serve participants in MWA program and provide counseling directed at resolving issues prevented to self-sufficiency. This position will travel to deliver counseling services in the office, home, or locations as needed to meet client needs. and will be serving Howell and Surrounding Counties.

Please apply to the link provided below.Applying requires completing an application on our company's website

Primary Duties Include:

  • Perform formal and informal assessment of consumers to reveal strengths, weakness, desires, and barriers to self-sufficiency.

  • Provide individual counseling directed at the active resolution of issues that prevent self-sufficiency.

  • Establish and maintain professional/confidential/ethical/helpful relationship with consumers, agency personnel and external partners.

  • Enter case notes and update Individual Service Plan within data system to document services and track progress toward goals.

  • Advocate and make referrals. Work with a diverse population with a wide variety of challenges preventing them and their families from being self-sufficient.

  • Travel over several county areas routinely to deliver counseling services in the office, home or other location as needed to meet client needs.

  • Work independently.

  • Spend approximately 50% of time seeing clients out of the office.

  • Provide crisis intervention.


  • Bachelors degree required; and experience in a social service field required as providing direct services to clients. 2+ Experience servicing a diverse population in a social service setting preferred.

  • LPC, LCSW, LSW preferred.

  • Requires excellent listening, critical thinking, intervention and problem-solving skills.

  • Valid drivers license, current auto insurance, and independent transportation required.



MERS/ MO Goodwill considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability or any other legally protected status.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested by contacting HR and are provided whenever reasonable to assist the employee's in the performance of job duties.