1. Provides culturally affirming mental health services and serves as a counseling resource to students and employees of the College. Perform such duties as short-term individual therapy and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, training and consultation. This includes an on-call responsibility shared with full time clinical staff of 24-hour a day, 7 day a week emergency consultation and/or intervention and office and/or on-call coverage when the Director of Counseling is away or unavailable.
2. Focus on the safety and wellness of BIPOC students through counseling, crisis intervention, training, and community engagement (i.e. programing, relationship building and liaisonships).
3. Develop relationships with the college community by interacting and initiating contacts with student groups and organizations, residence hall units, and groups serving specific student populations such as commuters and international students. Establish a collaborative relationship with other departments such as Student Involvement, Psychology, Athletic Department, Dean of Students Office, Disability Services, Campus Safety, Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life and Faith & Action.
4. Assist with the assessment process for students dealing with drug and alcohol issues as well as alcohol/drug education programming. Provide drug and alcohol assessments, referral and/or counseling as needed for students referred to the Center through the campus student conduct process.
5. Assist with the assessment process for students dealing with other issues (self-harm, depression, eating disorders, etc.) Provide assessments, referral and/or counseling as needed for students referred to the Center through the campus student conduct process or other referral processes.
6. Advise student groups that have a wellness focus. Provide direction and assistance with student groups doing wellness programming.
7. Collaborate and coordinate with various North Central College departments, including Multicultural Affairs and student organizations to support students who are BIPOC, with a particular focus on Black students.
8. Provide services to student athletes and other students interested in performance-related advancement such as students involved in music and theater, communication majors, and those with test anxiety.
9. Identify and implement strategies and/or programs to improve access to mental health services for BIPOC students.
10. Make appropriate off-campus referrals when necessary. Follow up with students mandated to seek off-campus counseling. Provide reports on student compliance with mandated off-campus counseling to immediate supervisor and/or the Dean of Students.
11. Stay current on health and mental health issues, particularly as they relate to college student populations. Participate in continuing education as required for state licensure.
12. Assist with proactive mental health, psychological and counseling related educational programming resources to the various constituencies of the College. Lead and/or guide the Graduate Assistant and Peer Health Educators to lead workshops, seminars and outreach programming. Topics are to relate to the well-being of students and other members of our community and may deal with issues such as substance abuse, anger management, violence pgrevention, eating disorders, relationship development, mood disorders, depression, decision-making, etc.
13. Participate in logistical activities such as delivering materials to be picked up from print shop, mailroom, vendor facilities, and other locations, sometimes off campus.
14. Perform other related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.
Master's degree in counseling or clinical psychology, social work, or a related field.
Prior experience in individual and group therapies, crisis intervention, outreach and psychoeducational programming and training. Demonstrated knowledge of Black psychology and culture. Some experience in a higher education academic setting is preferred as well as a strong desire to work with young adult/college aged populations. Experience working with Eating Disorders and/or Substance Abuse/Addictions preferred. Experience working with athletes and/or Sport Psychology background preferred.
Licenses or Certifications:
A valid driver's license is required.
This position requires a licensed clinician in the state of Illinois: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist as required by the State of Illinois or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.
This is a 10.5- month Wellness Center staff position that will begin two weeks prior to fall semester and end two weeks post commencement. This position will serve as a counseling resource to the College community by performing such duties as individual counseling (based on a brief therapy model/philosophy), group counseling/therapy, crisis intervention, assessment, case management, referral, and training. In addition, participation in campus events such as orientations and outreach programming for the college community in areas related to the mental health and well-being of the college student population with a particular focus on supporting students who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), with an emphasis on Black students.
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu.