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Alcohol and Other Drugs Counseling Specialist

Employer
Western Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Alcohol and Other Drugs Counseling Specialist

Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department: COUNSELING CENTER
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Dec 15, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Human Resources.


Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: This is a 10 month appointment, with an expected start date of March 18, 2024.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide individual mental health counseling services via time-limited individual, crisis and group modalities that support emotional and academic development of all students.
  • Provide alcohol and other drug related services including DUI services, prevention education, evaluation, treatment and aftercare services.
  • Provide educational/prevention programming during regular office hours and on occasion after hours.
  • Document sessions accurately in Electronic Health Record system in accordance with legal and ethical standards and established University Counseling Center and AODRC policy.
  • Participate in committee work (departmental, and/or university wide) and special projects as needed.
  • Maintain a current knowledge base and Illinois clinical license through continuing education.
  • Provide consultation services for faculty, staff, parents, students, and others.

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.


Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's or higher degree in Counseling, Psychology or Clinical Social Work.
  • Applicants will acquire an LCP or LSW within three months of employment or will already be licensed through the state. (Applicants who do not have LCSW or LCPC will be provided weekly clinical supervision with the expectation they are qualified and sit for their National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam or National Licensed Clinical Social Work Exam within three years post-employment).
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical and therapeutic skills and to foster positive therapeutic relationships with a diverse population of students.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical theories, diagnoses, interventions, and referral services both on campus and local community providers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with providing substance abuse prevention, evaluation and treatment services.
  • Experience working with State of Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery
  • Experience in a University Counseling Center
  • Experience providing group counseling
  • Multicultural competence, including but not limited to, experience and expertise in working with students of color, students from lower income backgrounds, first generation students, and LGBTQ students.
  • An understanding of the social, developmental, and psychological issues and challenges faced by diverse populations of students within a higher education setting.
  • Experience with public speaking.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.


Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. The Alcohol and Other Drug Resource Center is accredited by the Illinois Division on Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. The staff currently employs seven master level clinicians, all of whom are licensed and/or certified in their respective disciplines. For additional information, visit http://www.wiu.edu/ucc.

THE UNIVERSITY:

About WIU

Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
  • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
  • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
  • Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.

Academics

More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources

More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.

Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League


Application Instructions:

Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

5) Copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses are also required at the time of application; official copies will be requested of the selected candidate.

Upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on January 2, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: hr-recruitment@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at hr-recruitment@wiu.edu.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.



To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=171003&CNTRNO=6&TSTMP=0



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