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Staff Therapist/Psychologist

Employer
Lake Forest College
Location
Lake Forest, IL

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Staff Therapist/Psychologist

Lake Forest College invites applications for the position of Staff Therapist. The ideal candidate will have an interest in 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 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; 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 Description:

The staff therapist will engage in the following:

  1. Provide culturally informed individual, group, and couples counseling to Lake Forest College diverse students.
  2. 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.
  3. Respond to crisis situations during the day and participate in our after-hours on-call rotation.
  4. Participation in the training of doctoral interns and practicum trainees.
  5. Participate in peer review, case conference, and supervisory and staff meetings.
  6. Collaborate with other offices in the Division of Student Affairs and serve on college committees or task forces as appropriate.
  7. Consult with faculty, staff, and university offices on personal development issues affecting students’ success.
  8. 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 areas such as 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.
  • 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 LCSW in the state of Illinois and gain licensure within 1 year 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 areas such as 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 psychology doctoral interns and practicum trainees.
  • Must be currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois within 1 year of hire.
  • Security sensitive position – must pass background check before an offer will be made.

Preferred Start Date: on or before August 1, 2022

Equal Employment Opportunity: Lake Forest College offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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]).

Organization

Working at Lake Forest College 

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,450 students from over 45 states and 65 countries. 

At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation.  The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community.  Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and other members of historically underrepresented groups.

The College’s 107 acres are spread out across three campuses that are divided by wooded ravines. It is home to more than 250 species of naturalized plants and 187 bird species.
With classic 19th and 20th Century architecture, mature oak trees, and numerous green spaces, the College has been and remains a popular place to film movies.

Our students come from 47 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 78 countries.

Lake Forest professors regularly include undergraduates in their primary research and supervise independent research projects.

They receive fellowships and grants from such notable organizations as the Fulbright Program, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, Freeman Foundation, Mellon Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Getty Trust, Goldsmith Foundation, and Kemper Foundation.

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