Counselor for Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach

Galesburg, Knox County
Apr 23, 2014
Knox College invites applicants for a Counselor for Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach at the Student Health and Counseling Center. The Center is dedicated to providing health and mental health services in a safe and welcoming environment, promoting the emotional, interpersonal and academic success of a diverse student body. This is a full-time, twelve-month position reporting to the Director of Counseling. The Counselor for Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach will provide mental health counseling, sexual assault prevention and response, and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) counseling and education. Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials. Responsibilities include providing short-term, goal-focused individual and group counseling; providing crisis intervention counseling, including on-call response to students who may have experienced a sexual assault; providing on-going counseling to survivors of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct; developing, implementing and evaluating educational outreach in the areas of sexual health and assault prevention, alcohol and drug education, communication skills and consensual relationships. Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in a counseling-related field, mental health licensure in Illinois, two years experience in the counseling field, multicultural competence with the ability to work with a diverse student body, and experience with sexual assault prevention and counseling experience; evidence of 40 hours sexual assault training and graduate coursework; training and experience in crisis intervention skills, and demonstrated skills and ability to work independently and within an interdependent team. Desired qualifications include program planning, implementation and evaluation at the individual, group and institutional levels; demonstrated expertise, training, experience and interest in higher education and AOD prevention. Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community. To apply, send a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to Barbara Schulze at Knox College, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.