Position Summary: The Clinical Mental Health Counselor provides overall clinical and outreach/training/educational programming services to best meet the needs of the Governors State University diverse student population. Responsibilities include intake, assessment, time-limited individual counseling, alcohol and other drug assessment, sexual respect services, outreach/training, consultation and crisis intervention in mental health and wellness.
-- Provides clinical consultation to the university faculty and staff and serves as the primary point person for parents with mental health questions.
-- Provides crisis intervention services for students experiencing mental health and/or alcohol/drug emergencies, also after normal business hours when necessary. Complete initial intake assessment, implements appropriate interventions and makes referrals to community resources as needed.
-- Serves as a resource and consultant to the campus community, parents and others as appropriate, on issues relating to student mental health issues and problems affecting all students; Member of University's Campus Threat Assessment Team (CTAT).
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the state.
Established in 1969, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online, and off campus offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU is committed to securing and maintaining academic accreditation for programs where accreditation is available. Furthermore, GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities and recently introduced the Dual Degree Program with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time.
The campus, conveniently located in University Park, Illinois, is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760 acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.
Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois. Five years or more or progressively responsible clinical and administrative experience in a university and/or college counseling center.