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Case Manager-Level II - Wellness Center --- Grant Funded

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024


City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Wellness Centers provide counseling, case management, and other social services to support students in maintaining their personal well-being and achieving their academic goals. Located at each of the seven colleges, Wellness Centers provide best-practices mental health and psycho-social services to students, faculty, and staff including: crisis intervention, case management with linkage to community-based resources and public aid programs; individual counseling, support groups, evaluation for learning disabilities, wellness education and outreach; and consultation and training for faculty and staff.

The Wellness Center of Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks a Case Manager-Level II to provide a range of counseling, case management, and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff. This role assists with the clinical supervision and training of intern trainees participating in the Clinical Training Program. The position 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. The Case Manager-Level II will provide services at Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, the satellite campus of Wilbur Wright College, as needed.

This position is funded by the Mental Health Early Act on Campus (MHEAC) grant.

  • 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 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • 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 deal with issues of stress, time management, and organization.
  • 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 which demonstrates cultural responsiveness in coordination with the Clinical Director, especially for undeserved or special populations.
  • Conducts workshops and professional development sessions 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 the effectiveness of therapeutic services.
  • Represents the Wellness Center and advocates for mental health and wellness on college committees as assigned.
  • Creates and maintains a professional, welcoming environment for individuals visiting the Wellness Center for services and information.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) OR Master’s Degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology or another clinical mental health field required.
  • Must be currently working on obtaining licensure 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).
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to support evening coverage (anticipated to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays) on a rotating basis with the Wellness Center staff.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between Wilbur Wright College and Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, as needed.
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

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