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Director of Counseling Services

Aurora University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The Director of Counseling Services is responsible for the overall development, planning and operation of Aurora University's counseling services program. This includes intentional management of referrals to TimelyCare, AtJ's 24/7 medical and mental telehealth service. The Director serves as a key member of the University's Behavioral Intervention Team, which is responsible for determining appropriate interventions for students who may be disruptive or distressed. The Director provides ongoing review of services offered, including assessment of student needs and utilization of services, both in-person and via TimelyCare.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Implement screening, assessment, diagnosis, case management and treatment planning tools to provide students with needed services via telehealth referrals and/or in-person clinical services.
  • Serve as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team.
  • Provide short-term clinical counseling services within a culturally competent framework to university and undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Make referrals to outside providers and services as appropriate.
  • Serve as a campus community mental health expert offering consultative services to faculty, staff, administrations, athletic staff and families in a variety of modalities ranging from informal individual consultation to structured workshops and trainings
  • Provide risk assessments and make appropriate recommendations and referrals,
  • Provide substance abuse or behavioral health assessments after disciplinary violations to provide recommendations regarding treatment and to inform necessary sanctions or corrective actions.
  • Participate in campus outreach initiatives and activities.

  • Essential Job Requirements:


    • Masters or Doctoral degree in a mental health discipline (SocialWork, Counseling or Clinical Psychology) and licensed as a mental health provider in the state of Illinois required


    • A minimum of four years post-licensure supervised experience or equivalent combination of education, experience and licensure preferred.
    • Experience in a higher education environment (preferred) and/or with adults and young adults required,


    • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, with a high degree of independent organization, communication, and ethical practice.
    • Clinical experience relevant to working with college students or young adult populations.
    • Experience providing crisis intervention.
    • Well-developed public speaking skills; interest and comfort in providing outreach and consultation to groups.
    • Ability to develop strong collaborative working relationships with all campus constituencies.

    Special Requirements:

    • Be available outside of work hours ("on call") for consultation regarding referrals to the Behavioral lntervention Team and/or other crises as appropriate.
    • Eligible for state licensure as a mental health provider as outlined b the Illinois Department of FinanciaI and Professional Regulation ( ).

    Physical Requirements:

    • Sitting, standing, moving about campus, and computer use.

    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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