Provide short-term therapy to Morton College students presenting with mental health challenges. Provide wellness programming and outreach, focusing on the student’s needs. Provide interventions including one on one counseling, educational groups, referrals and coordination of services on campus and community support services.
• Must adhere to the Code of Ethics accordingly to state license requirements. • Provide individual and/or group therapy sessions utilizing psycho-education and proper therapeutic techniques for students enrolled at Morton College. • Interpret all relevant diagnostic documentation specific for each student and create appropriate treatment plans that will aid in student social, emotional and academic success. • Educate faculty/staff campus wide on topics relevant to behavioral health and academic success. • Perform suicidal assessments and involuntary hospitalization when needed. • Assist student with transitioning back to school upon discharge from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. • Provide immediate crisis intervention and assessment to support the mental health concerns and safety of the student body. • Provide appropriate referrals for behavioral health services off campus. • Maintain confidential files on all students served. • Document direct service hours into school database system for annual statistical review. • Generate fiscal year reports. • Create and implement workshops/events focusing on student mental health. Participate in professional development and continuing education units in order to maintain active licensure • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
Master’s degree in Social Work or Master’s degree in Counseling. Must be fully licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) or clinical counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Bilingual (English/Spanish). Must have experience with assessments, creating and carrying out treatment plans, providing evidence based interventions and proper termination processes. A demonstrated high level of cultural competence and a desire to work with under-served and underrepresented student populations. Basic computer skills in word processing and data base management, preferably Titanium.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.