CLINICAL COUNSELOR – WELLNESS CENTER
WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE AND HUMBOLDT PARK VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
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.
Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks a
Clinical Counselor – Wellness Center to provide a range of
counseling and case management services to students, faculty and
staff. This position assists with the clinical supervision and
training of graduate level interns participating in the Clinical
Training Program. The Clinical Counselor 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. This position will provide services at Humboldt Park
Vocational Education Center, the satellite campus of Wilbur Wright
College, as needed.
- Provides individual and group psychotherapy and case management
to a diverse student population across a broad range of presenting
- 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 deals
with issues of stress, time management, and organization.
- Provides clinical supervision to graduate level trainees,
develops and implements training modules, and participates in the
recruitment and selection of interns/externs.
- 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
- Develops and implements educational and prevention outreach
programming, 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
- 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.
- Creates and maintains a professional, welcoming environment for
individuals visiting the Wellness Center for services and
- 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.
- Doctorate Degree in Psychology strongly preferred.
- 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
- Knowledge of individual and group psychotherapy and counseling
theories and practices.
- Knowledge of case management and coordinated care
- Knowledge of treatment principles, modalities and
- Knowledge of community resources and social service
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication
- Skill in applying solid clinical judgment to cases.
- Ability to shift between clinical and non-clinical duties to
meet organizational needs.
- Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse student
body, faculty and staff.
- Ability to work effectively with different levels of staff
within the organization.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Bilingual/Bilcultural Spanish/English preferred.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within
six (6) months of hire.
- 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.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!