Crisis Counselor - Division of Public Safety (142207)
Division of Public Safety
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Applications are being sought for a Crisis Counselor in the Division of Public Safety. Founded in 1867, the University is one of the nation’s original 37 public land-grant institutions. An internationally acclaimed comprehensive public research university, it is the largest university in the University of Illinois System and a member of the Big Ten, American Association of Universities and other notable peer organizations. Current student enrollment is diverse and dynamic with a total enrollment of nearly 48,000. The student body is composed of more than 33,500 undergraduates and approximately 14,500 graduate and professional students. The university is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus facilities, while others live in private housing in close proximity. The University community also includes a diverse group of 11,000 faculty and staff. The campus is located in central Illinois within the cities of Champaign and Urbana and works closely with public safety units to provide a safe environment for students, staff and visitors.
The Crisis Counselor serves as a member of the Crisis Intervention Team and works in collaboration with police officers responding to individuals in crisis who may need mental health services and additional care. The Crisis Counselor is responsible for conducting assessments, offering intervention, and coordinating care.
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model is a solution focused community response to helping people with mental illness. CIT programs bring stakeholders together from the law enforcement, behavioral health and advocacy sectors, along with people with lived experience with mental illness, to develop solutions for safely re-directing people in crisis away from the judicial system and into the health care system whenever appropriate.
This is a 100% full-time, benefits-eligible, Academic Professional position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position requires shift work including evening and weekend hours and on-call availability for critical incident response. Work hours may fluctuate as needed. Any offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of a thorough background investigation. Consistent with University of Illinois policies and practices in the law enforcement profession, this process may include, but is not necessarily limited to, criminal record review, psychological assessment, reference interviews and a medical exam, including drug testing.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu.eeo/.
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APPLICATION PROCESS: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by March 29, 2021. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information about this position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at [email protected].
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.
College Name or Administrative Unit:Office of the Chancellor Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Crisis Counselor - Division of Public Safety (142207) Open Date:03/01/2021 Close Date:03/29/2021 Organization Name:Division of Public Safety