Remote Contract Mental Health Counselor

Job description

Remote Contract Mental Health Counselor

LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypePart-Time Non-Benefited

DepartmentCounseling Service

Knox College seeks an experienced Mental Health Counselor in Counseling Services to provide contract clinical hours on an as needed basis. Counseling Services staff is composed of individuals who are dedicated to providing mental health services in a safe and welcoming environment by promoting the emotional, interpersonal and academic success of a diverse student body. This is a contract, hourly position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Wellness/Director of Counseling Services. The successful candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be self aware, genuine, creative, function as a team player, understand the need to decolonize therapeutic practices, be trauma-informed, anti-racist, and provide high-quality mental health care.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide professional, short-term, goal-focused individual & group counseling, as needed
  • Promptly complete necessary and required clinical and administrative paperwork consistent with professional standards and office expectations

Required Education/Licensure

  • Master’s degree in a mental health related discipline
  • Licensed mental health professional (e.g. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor) in the state of Illinois

Required Skills and Experience

  • Two years’ experience in the mental health counseling field
  • Multicultural competence with the ability and desire to work with a diverse student body
  • Experience providing evidence-based counseling services
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, providing group counseling; brief/time-effective therapy
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to work independently and within an interdependent team
  • Have the proper equipment, including internet access, access to a confidential setting to provide services via telehealth

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience providing mental health care in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical work and cultural competency
  • Experience advocating with/for multicultural causes and diverse populations during professional service and while delivering counseling service.

To apply please complete the Knox College Employment Application below by selecting Apply for this job. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: [email protected]

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 4/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time