Reporting to a Clinical Director - Wellness Center and under general supervision, a Clinical Counselor, Wellness Center provides a range of counseling and case management services to students, faculty and staff. Assists with the clinical supervision and training of graduate level interns participating in the Clinical Training Program. Contributes to the best-practices operations of the Wellness Center and participates in promoting a holistic plan of health and wellness initiatives for CCC students.
- Provides individual and group psychotherapy and case management to a diverse student population across a broad range of presenting issues.
- Conducts best practices crisis assessment and intervention and arranges emergency psychiatric assessment as needed.
- Meets with walk-in clients to assess their immediate or emergency needs, and provides crisis counseling and intervention services as needed. Provides referrals to appropriate health and social service agencies for additional services as required.
- Provides short term counseling and coaching to clients to address problems and develop coping mechanisms and skills to deals with issues of stress, time management and organization.
- Provides clinical supervision to graduate level trainees, develops and implements training modules, and participates in the recruitment and selection of interns/externs.
- Serves as consultant to college staff and faculty for student development issues, behavioral threat assessment, classroom behavioral management, and the overall behavioral health of the college community.
- Develops and implements educational and prevention outreach programming, especially for undeserved or special populations, and which demonstrates cultural responsiveness.
- Conducts workshops and professional development for students, faculty and staff on critical topics such as Mental Health 101, stress and time management, violence prevention/verbal de-escalation, healthy relationships, and veterans' issues.
- Utilizes the Counseling Center Assessment Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) to assess mental health needs of college students at intake and to monitor their progress and effectiveness of therapeutic services.
- Maintains case records and data on services provided by the Wellness Center, and creates reports evaluating the effectiveness of services, using Titanium medical records system.
- Creates and maintains a professional, welcoming environment for individuals visiting the Wellness Center for services and information.
- Doctorate degree (Ph.D., Psy.D.) in Psychology from an accredited college or university, OR a Master's degree in Social Work (M.S.W.); OR a Master's degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology or a related field.
- Doctorate degree in Psychology strongly preferred
- Must be currently licensed by the State of Illinois as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or a Clinical Psychologist
- Counseling experience in a student counseling center within an urban commuter college or university environment is highly desirable
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)