Staff Therapist/Psychologist

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Staff Therapist/PsychologistJune 02, 2021

Lake Forest College invites applications for the position of Staff Therapist/Psychologist. The ideal candidate will join a staff of providers who are committed to meeting the mental health needs of students of color, work from an anti-racist lens that assists in reducing stigma and stereotypes that can discourage students of color from seeking counseling, and be passionate about social justice and upholding equity in mental health.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Health and Wellness, the Staff Therapist/Psychologist provides a range of culturally informed counseling, outreach, and training services. The successful candidate will have a commitment to liberal arts education; a demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with the developmental concerns of traditional-age college students; demonstrated experience and skill in multicultural counseling, supervision and outreach with diverse populations; strong clinical supervision skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups. Strong crisis intervention and risk management skills, communication and interpersonal skills, energy, flexibility, and enthusiasm are required for this position.

Lake Forest College is a small, private liberal arts institution located just 30 miles north of Chicago. The College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The majority of our STEM pool identifies as female and also includes a significant number of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. The Health and Wellness Center, as a service provider and a training program, strives to support and celebrate staff identities and values representation of a diversity of identities. It is essential that candidates for this position have the ability to interact effectively within our culturally diverse environment, and provide culturally competent clinical services, outreach, and supervision/training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide culturally informed individual, group, and couples counseling to Lake Forest College diverse students.
  • Assist in the wellness and prevention education of our community members through planning and implementing workshops, seminars, and other structured psychoeducational and outreach programs designed to enhance personal development.
  • Respond to crisis situations during the day and participate in our after-hours on-call rotation.
  • Provide culturally competent supervision and training to doctoral interns and practicum trainees.
  • Participate in peer review, case conference, and supervisory and staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with other offices in the Division of Student Affairs and serve on college committees or task forces as appropriate.
  • Consult with faculty, staff, and university offices on personal development issues affecting students’ success.
  • Perform related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:

For Masters-level Clinicians:

  • Master’s degree in mental health discipline.
  • Experience in a college counseling center in areas such as clinical assessment, therapy, crisis management, and consultation.
  • Experience and expertise in providing mental health services to under-served client populations (i.e., ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, nationality, religious/spiritual background, varying ability levels, etc.).
  • Qualified candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in providing culturally competent supervision of trainees.
  • Licensed as a mental health counselor or clinical social worker at the time of application (please specify jurisdiction and date license was granted)
  • Eligible for licensure as a LCPC or Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and gain licensure within 6 months of hire.
  • Security sensitive position – must pass background check before an offer will be made.

For Doctoral-level Clinicians:

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Experience in a college counseling center in areas such as clinical assessment, therapy, crisis management, and consultation.
  • Experience and expertise in providing mental health services to under-served client populations (i.e., ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, nationality, religious/spiritual background, varying ability levels, etc.).
  • Qualified candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in providing culturally competent supervision of trainees.
  • Must be currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Start Date: August 1, 2021

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to Siobhan Michelotti, Department Assistant, Counseling Services, [email protected] For more information, contact Mary E. Grigar, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]).

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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