STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST - WELLNESS CENTER
MALCOLM X COLLEGE
Malcolm X College is currently seeking a Staff Psychologist.
Reporting to a Clinical Director - Wellness Center and under
general supervision, the Staff Psychologist - Wellness Center
provides a range of counseling and case management services to
students, faculty and staff. Participates in the areas of clinical
services, graduate-level training program, wellness initiatives and
daily operations. Has primary clinical supervision of assigned
graduate level trainees and collaboratively participates in the
group training of all graduate-level 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.
The 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 mission of Malcolm X College is to provide accessible liberal
arts and health-focused education that fosters personal and
professional achievement. To fulfill this mission, we focus on the
following core values: accountability, community, diversity,
empowerment, learning, and respect.
- May be assigned by the Clinical Director – Wellness Center to
provide as-needed day-to-day direction of clinical activities and
monitoring of all trainee services provided. May be assigned to
address administrative-level time-sensitive concerns,
inter-department meetings, or requested consultations.
- Contributes to the development and implementation of
evidence-based and best practices initiatives and services.
- Assists in identifying and developing additional clinical
competency training materials for graduate-level trainees.
- Contributes to the ongoing development of the training program,
including the recruitment, interviewing and monitoring of the
- Provides doctoral-level clinical supervision to graduate-level
- Supervises doctoral-level trainees in psychological assessments
and report writing. Conduct assessments when necessary.
- Participates in triage of walk-in clients or crisis counseling
or services. Meets with walk-in clients to assess their immediate
or emergency needs, and provides crisis counseling and intervention
services as needed or delegates appropriately to clinical staff or
graduate level trainees.
- Provides referrals to appropriate health and social service
agencies for additional services as required.
- Conducts best practices crisis assessment and intervention and
arranges emergency psychiatric assessment, as needed.
- Provides individual and group psychotherapy and case management
to a diverse student population across a broad range of presenting
- Provides short-term counseling and coaching to clients to
address problems, develop coping mechanisms and skills to deals
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
- Develops and implements educational and prevention outreach
programming, especially for undeserved or special populations,
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 veteran’s issues.
- 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 and Counseling
Center Assessment Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS).
- Creates and maintains a professional, welcoming environment for
individuals visiting the Wellness Center for services and
When applying, please attach your professional resume and copy
of your current State of Illinois Clinical Psychology
- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology,
or closely related field.
- Only those who have held a license as a doctoral-level
Psychologist (Illinois or another state) for a minimum of two (2)
years will be considered.
- Active licensure by the State of Illinois as a Clinical
Psychologist within six (6) months of hire is required.
- At least two (2) years of experience providing mental health
services to college students or populations with trauma.
- At least two (2) years of experience providing clinical
supervision to doctoral-level trainees. (This may include those
trainees at the internship or post-doctoral level.)
- Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in
working with a multi-cultural population and demonstrate a
commitment to providing culturally competent services to our
diverse student population.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
- Knowledge and experience in administration of psychological
assessment tools including cognitive, achievement, and personality
- Knowledge of clinical supervision theories and/or styles.
- 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
- Excellent organizational skills.
- 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.
Applications accepted through 11/02/2021.
Excellent health benefits at a low cost;
Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS Retirement Plan;
Generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition
Reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits please
visit our benefits page.
For the second time in three years, Malcolm X College was selected
as aPromising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner!
The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and
Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization
committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and
leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues
in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.
MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff
recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working
environments, and meaningful community service and engagement
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within
6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
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