Mental Health Counselor--Athletics Focus

Job description

Job Title:

Mental Health Counselor - Athletics Focus

Position Number:

8300767

Job Category:

University Staff

Job Type:

Part-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Department Name:

WELLNESS CENTER

Location Code:

WELLNESS CTR LSC (03830A)

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

Yes

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provides high quality counseling and psychological services for Loyola student-athletes enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
—Provides initial visit intakes, group counseling and brief individual psychological counseling focused on student-athlete success.
—Maintains clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts in compliance with legal and ethical standards and best practices.
—Consults with psychiatrists in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients.
—Consults with parents, physicians, coaches, athletic-trainers, faculty/staff when appropriate, in order to provide quality care to students-athletes.
—Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, and hospitals, when appropriate.
2. Provides athletics performance consultation to student-athletes
-Has knowledge and familiarity with NCAA Division 1 Athletics culture
- Has knowledge and familiarity with, and will abide by, NCAA Division 1 Athletics rules and regulations
-Has understanding of psychological issues related to injury and rehabilitation in competitive athletes
-Experience teaching mental skills training (e.g. imagery, motivation, relaxation, concentration) to individual student-athletes and/or teams
3. Provides crisis management services to student-athletes, as needed.
—Provides crisis and risk assessment, urgent and emergent counseling services as needed.
—Develops safety plans and facilitates psychiatric hospitalizations as necessary.

4. Provides outreach and consultation to students-athletes, coaches, athletic-trainers, and other athletics staff.
—Conducts outreach and other student learning and wellness programs, as requested
—Provides consultation and education for coaches, administrators and staff regarding student-athlete well-being, academic success, athletic performance, and emerging team needs.

—Participates in campus-based mental health initiatives organized by Wellness Center such as suicide prevention programs.
—Stays current on relevant research and best practices regarding psychological services to the college student-athlete population.

5. Participates in regular Wellness Center staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training.
—May serves on Wellness Center and/or Student Development and university committees by request or as appointed by the Director of the Wellness Center or the Director of Counseling.
—Develops didactic and psychoeducational presentations to groups inside and outside of the Wellness Center
—Organizes and presents in team meetings and clinical case conferences to Wellness Center staff members based on areas of specialty and clinical expertise.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Master’s degree in social work and one-three years of related experience. Licenses: (LCSW) in Illinois

Qualifications:

- Must be comfortable working with a variety of disciplines, and have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Experience in working with adolescent and young adult groups and competence in developmental and related issues common in the college age population.
- Willing to work with therapy dog.

-Has knowledge and familiarity with NCAA Division 1 Athletics culture
- Has knowledge and familiarity with, and will abide by, NCAA Division 1 Athletics rules and regulations
-Has understanding of psychological issues related to injury and rehabilitation in competitive athletes
-Experience teaching mental skills training (e.g. imagery, motivation, relaxation, concentration) to individual student-athletes and/or teams

- Ability to work evening hours as required

Certificates/Credentials/Licenses:

Current valid LCSW or LCPC in State of Illinois preferred, will consider LCP or LSW and provide supervision toward licensure for an exceptional candidate

Computer Skills:

Familiarity with basic office software suites required; experience in using or ability to learn electronic medical record system

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No

Required operation of university owned vehicles:

No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? :

Yes

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

Irregular Hours

Open Date:

01/06/2021

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14879

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 4/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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