Kennedy King College is seeking a caring dynamic individual to head our Wellness Center. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to provide direct services to student needing social-emotional support, develop and execute strategic vision and goals for Wellness center and to work with colleague throughout CCC system to create services/resources for broader impact.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides direction and guidance to staff in the provision of an array of mental health, psycho-social and wellness services and initiatives that enhance students' capacities to be active, engaged and successful learners.
- Manages the day-to-day operations of the Wellness Center, supervising a staff of Clinical Counselors and support staff, and creating a professional and welcoming atmosphere for individuals accessing the center for services, assistance, and information.
- Creates and implements health and wellness initiatives and leads outreach efforts to educate students on the availability and the range of mental health and psycho-social support services offered by the Wellness Center.
- Provides and supervises Clinical Counselors providing counseling and case management services including crisis intervention, individual counseling, group, stress and time management coaching, connection to public benefits and community resources, and confidential sexual harassment/assault support.
- Develops, conducts, and facilitates workshops and presentations to address topics of health and wellness, violence prevention, and other identified needs and issues important to academic and personal success.
- Facilitates professional development opportunities for staff to remain abreast of best practices in mental health and case management services; trains staff on Supportive Intervention Team (SIT) behavioral threat assessment procedures.
- Participates in the interviewing and hiring of staff. Establishes performance standards and conducts performance evaluations. Administers personnel procedures including progressive discipline as required.
- Oversees the center's graduate level internship and practicum training program, providing clinical supervision to graduate students receiving training experience in managing a caseload and providing counseling and case management services.
- Serves as a consultant to college staff and faculty for student development issues, behavioral threat assessment, classroom behavioral management, and the overall behavioral health of the college community.
- Serves on committee to develop policies to ensure compliance with Title IX and other related legislation, working to ensure campus community is informed about violence prevention and how to respond to violence, sexual harassment or assault.
- Oversees the maintenance of case records and data and creates reports on services provided utilizing the Titanium medical records system.
- Ensures the maintenance of a secure, accessible system of confidential medical records in compliance with applicable standards of practice and state and federal laws.
- Doctorate degree (Ph.D., Psy.D.) in Psychology from an accredited college or university, OR a Master's degree in Social Work (M.S.W.); OR a Master's degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology or a related field.
- Doctorate degree in Psychology strongly preferred
- Must be currently licensed by the State of Illinois as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or a Clinical Psychologist
- Three years of program administration experience in a student counseling center within an urban commuter college or university environment is highly desirable
- Demonstrated experience in the provision of counseling services and the supervision of counseling staff
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)