Student Wellness Advocate-Temp
The Student Wellness Advocate, under supervision of the Dean of
Students (with a reporting line to the Vice President for Student
Development), will provide short-term individual counseling, crisis
management, and group counseling services. Works closely with a
Case Management Coordinator to connect students with off-campus
referrals when deemed necessary and appropriate. Provides services
both in-person and remotely via video or telephone. Provides
consultation to team members, Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT),
faculty, staff, students, and parents of students (FERPA released)
regarding concerns and issues. Collaborates with other on-campus
and off-campus organizations to further promote mental health
efforts and develop relationships for the coordination of
Position requires ability to serve students at all JJC’s campuses
and ability to travel between campus. Some evening hours and
participation in a rotation scheduling of crisis phone during
after-hours will be necessary.
1. Provide short-term individual and group counseling services and
make appropriate referrals for students in need of more intensive
mental health support.
2. Provide crisis management, which includes responding, assessing,
diagnosing, referring, and following up with providers and students
3. Maintain knowledge and skills in performing intake assessments,
mental health diagnosis and treatment.
4. Maintain students’ records adhering to professional and college
5. Serve as a member of JJC’s Behavioral and Threat Assessment Team
and Behavioral Intervention Team ( BIT ) to provide
psychological/behavioral perspective and consultative support as
6. Provide confidential support to students reporting Title IX
violations on campus.
7. Participate in counseling staff meetings and consultations and
discuss any counseling issues and/or concerns, including developing
and maintaining counseling policies and protocols.
8. Participate in on-call system and respond to student crises as
assigned. This includes being available to respond to after-hours
and/or weekend emergencies on a limited basis. Crisis phone is
rotated on a weekly basis.
9. Provide training for faculty and staff when working with
students in distress and other topics related to mental health
10. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with College’s
departments and community agencies that help facilitate students’
access to College and/or community services such as mental health,
housing, food banks, and other necessary resources.
11. Develop, implement, and maintain on-going mental health
outreach efforts, including such topics as: sexual assault and
prevention, suicide prevention, LGBTQIA issues, substance abuse,
and work with underrepresented student populations, including but
not limited to Latin, African-American, LGBTQI, and International
12. Participate in on-going professional development and maintain
13. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
1. Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or clinical/mental
2. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ( LCPC ), Licensed
Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ) or equivalent license in the State
3. Two (2) years of counseling related experience in a mental
4. Previous experience working in multi-disciplinary groups or
teams and/or interdepartmental communication and
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the
ability to write and present educational programs and to make
presentations to large groups.
6. Demonstrate a commitment to building and maintaining
relationships with multi-culturally diverse students and
colleagues. This includes prior experience, an ongoing commitment,
and relevant ability to engage and work with a multi-culturally
diverse student population, including LGBTQIA .
7. Ability to work flexible hours including some evening hours
consistent with student needs is necessary. Ability to be on-call
after regular hours during scheduled crisis-phone shift.
8. Ability and means to travel between campus locations and to and
from community events.
1. Experience working in a university/college counseling
2. Interest and experience working with a range of diverse student
identities and needs; e.g., international, historically
underrepresented or underserved students, LGBTQ identified
students, and student with disabilities.
3. Experience and skills with use of online and social media to
4. Certification in tele-mental health is a plus or ability to be
certified within 6 months of hire. Experience in providing
counseling via remote methods, such as video or phone.
5. Skill in using record keeping systems, Titanium Schedule.
6. A student-centered leader with deep passion for student life and
associated best practices in context of higher education.
7. Professional liability/malpractice insurance.
1. Normal office physical demands
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from
3. Ability to travel in state and nationally.
1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor
2. This position will focus its efforts towards our Romeoville and
City Center Campuses. Must possess flexibility when working between
these two extended campuses and our main campus.
Full Time/Part Time:
Union (If Applicable):
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