Mental Health Counselor/Clinical Supervisor

Job description

The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a Mental Health Counselor/Clinical Supervisor to provide short-term counseling to students on a variety of issues which may impact the student’s academic success or quality of life as well as conduct training and clinical supervision for graduate level counseling interns.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

Some of the main responsibilities of this position include:  Providing informational, evidence-based psycho-educational programming to students; Maintaining relationships with outside resources in order to facilitate appropriate referrals for students as needed; Providing on-call response, clinical and administrative leadership in the absence of the Director of Counseling Services as directed; and Offering crisis intervention to students in distress.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Completed graduate degree program in Counseling or related discipline. Minimum of four years of clinical mental health counseling experience. Current second level licensure, i.e., LCPC under the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation is required. Completion of mandatory clinical supervision trainings as required for licensure; experience providing clinical supervision preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of college student development theories and practice. Demonstrated experience providing clinical experience with a wide range of presenting issues, including assessment, managing risk and treatment of serious mental health concerns (i.e. suicide risk assessment). Must demonstrate knowledge and skill in the area of crisis intervention, trauma informed response to gender based violence, program development, consultation, and outreach. Must present demonstrated competence with multicultural and other diverse populations. If requested to serve as campus confidential advisory role for Title IX – must compete approved 40 hour training in sexual violence pertaining to role.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years plus counseling experience. Provision of clinical supervision experience preferred and working with college students in university setting highly preferred.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/7/2019
Application Due: 3/8/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills & experience + tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefit