Under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Counseling Services, the primary function of the counselor is to provide high-quality, professional counseling to address the developmental and mental health needs of MBI students from a holistic perspective. A secondary responsibility of the counselor is to participate, as a departmental team member, in the creation and implementation of programs that meet student growth needs from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. This is a non-teaching, faculty status position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Provide clinical assessments, counseling (individual and/or group), psychoeducation, recommendations and referrals, depending upon the presenting developmental and mental health needs of individual students and the larger student body.
Provide referrals and recommendations for students who need assistance beyond the capabilities of the Counseling Services Department staff.
Be available during normal business hours to assess and intervene in crisis situations.
Provide clinical assessments, recommendations, and advocacy for students who are facing disciplinary sanctions or whose behavior is disruptive to the community.
Provide education to the larger Moody community regarding the developmental and mental health needs of students, as time permits.
Maintain the confidentiality and privacy of student information and records, in accordance with the ACA Code of Ethics. Follow the ACA Professional Code of Ethics as well as Student Development’s Code of Ethics.
Attend Student Development staff meetings and in-services, Counseling Services staff meetings, and faculty meetings. Attend other regular or special meetings, as required.
Maintain accurate and updated student files, as required by the counseling profession.
Keep informed of current trends in the counseling field. Develop growing clinical expertise by attending conferences, workshops, classes, and other such opportunities, as time and budget permit.
Engage in reading and/or research in areas related to the counseling field and/or relevant developmental concerns of college students.
Maintain a valid professional license in Illinois and adhere to all ethical guidelines, as well as to all state and federal laws governing the counseling profession.
Prepare oral and written reports as required.
Become trained as a Confidential Advisor per requirements stipulated in IL law and as determined/required by the Title IX Coordinator.
Assist in the selection, training, and supervision of interns in their professional development.
Other duties as assigned
This position begins the first business day in August, and concludes the last business day of May. Although the responsibilities of this position largely fall between August 1 and May 31, an occasional need may arise in June or July for the employee to attend a meeting or provide input into an important discussion.
This position functions in an office or home office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and printers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
This is a full time position: Hours vary, M-F (40 hours per week). Travel is no required for this position.
Moody Bible Institute is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation. Candidates must align with MBI’s Christian identity. Employees are expected to sign a Statement of Faith and adhere to the Community Standards.
We comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and any other applicable legally protected category. As a religious institution, we have the right to, and do, require that employees hold beliefs consistent with our Doctrinal Statement and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with our religious beliefs, as explained in our Community Standards.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field
Illinois state licensure within six months of hire (LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LCP)
Minimum of 2 years of experience in counseling related field.
Passion for working with students, be comfortable with public speaking, presenting, training, interacting with faculty, and be proactive to work cross-departmentally.
Strong relationship skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be committed to lifelong learning and personal development.
Able to work in the US legally without sponsorship
Knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time with a competitive benefits package
Internal Number: 4961
About Moody Bible Institute
Moody Bible Institute is a Christian-based Higher Education and Media Ministry. We exist to equip people with the Truth of God’s Word. If you are mission-minded, and have a servant’s heart, join us as we look to further impact the Kingdom of God.