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Clinical Counselor—Wellness Center

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 14, 2023

Clinical Counselor—Wellness Center
Harold Washington College

The mission of the Harold Washington College Wellness Center is to provide mental health and psycho-social support services to students, faculty, and staff to further the individual’s and community’s holistic well-being and academic success. We are currently in search for a full-time Clinical Counselor. This role provides a range of counseling, case management and outreach services to students, faculty and staff. Assists with the clinical supervision and training of intern trainees 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. Performs related duties as required. Are you a people-person with a talent for quickly solving problems and achieving results? Do you have a desire to work in a welcoming environment making college a reality for a large, diverse student population? If so, this is the opportunity for you!

Your Responsibilities
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy and other direct clinical interventions to a diverse student population across a broad range of presenting issues.
  • Prepares and plans for therapy sessions. Completes clinical documents in accordance with HIPPA standards.
  • Conducts best practices crisis assessment and intervention and arranges emergency psychiatric assessment as needed.
  • Creates and maintains a professional, welcoming environment for individuals visiting the Wellness Center for services and information.
  • 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 individual and group psychotherapy and other direct clinical interventions to a diverse student population across a broad range of presenting issues.
  • Provides formal clinical supervision to intern trainees, as well as crisis consultation and impromptu supervision as needed. Participates in the recruitment and selection of interns/externs. (Note: incumbent of position must be qualified to provide doctoral-level supervision to diagnostic and therapy interns).
  • 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.
  • Plans, develops and implements educational and prevention outreach and programming in coordination with Clinical Director, 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.
  • Represents the Wellness Center and advocates for mental health and wellness on college related committees as assigned.
  • 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.
Your Qualifications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of individual and group psychotherapy and counseling theories and practices
  • Knowledge of case management and coordinated care techniques.
  • Knowledge of treatment principles, modalities and techniques
  • Knowledge of community resources and social service agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City College of Chicago.

Harold Washington College , located at 30 East Lake Street in Chicago's Loop, is a student-centered institution that empowers all members of its community through accessible and affordable academic advancement, career development and personal enrichment. At HWC, employees contribute to the success of our students while enjoying competitive compensation and outstanding benefits packages. Build your future at City Colleges of Chicago and ensure more students complete their curricula - college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals. This is an exciting time in the history of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), District 508, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation.

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