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Counselor

Employer
Morton College
Location
Cicero, IL

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job Title:

Counselor

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Associate Dean of Student Services

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Social Work or Master’s degree in Counseling. Must be fully licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) or clinical counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Bilingual (English/Spanish). Must have experience with assessments, creating and carrying out treatment plans, providing evidence based interventions and proper termination processes. A demonstrated high level of cultural competence and a desire to work with under-served and underrepresented student populations. Basic computer skills in word processing and data base management, preferably Titanium.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 3 years’ experience providing personal, emotional and social guidance to individuals, preferably in a college environment. Strong oral and written communication and training skills, including the ability to develop and conduct presentations for a variety of student audiences. Ideal candidate will be detail oriented, possess strong organization skills and professional demeanor to collaborate with diverse population in a multicultural environment. Knowledgeable of community resources.

Job Summary:

Provide short-term therapy to Morton College students presenting with mental health challenges. Provide wellness programming and outreach, focusing on the student’s needs. Provide interventions including one on one counseling, educational groups, referrals and coordination of services on campus and community support services.

Specific Job Duties:

• Must adhere to the Code of Ethics accordingly to state license requirements.
• Provide individual and/or group therapy sessions utilizing psycho-education and proper therapeutic techniques for students enrolled at Morton College.
• Interpret all relevant diagnostic documentation specific for each student and create appropriate treatment plans that will aid in student social, emotional and academic success.
• Educate faculty/staff campus wide on topics relevant to behavioral health and academic success.
• Perform suicidal assessments and involuntary hospitalization when needed.
• Assist student with transitioning back to school upon discharge from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
• Provide immediate crisis intervention and assessment to support the mental health concerns and safety of the student body.
• Provide appropriate referrals for behavioral health services off campus.
• Maintain confidential files on all students served.
• Document direct service hours into school database system for annual statistical review.
• Generate fiscal year reports.
• Create and implement workshops/events focusing on student mental health. Participate in professional development and continuing education units in order to maintain active licensure
• Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

Salary Range:

Range VI

Posting Number:

P00336PU

Desired Start Date:

01/03/2022

Open Date:

11/04/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Position is grant funded.

Organization

Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.

Goals:

Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

Find Us
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Telephone
708-656-8000
Location
3801 S. Central Ave
Cicero
IL
60804
United States
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