Columbia College Chicago is an acclaimed undergraduate and graduate institution that provides a comprehensive education in the arts, communications and public relations. We constantly aim to reach our full potential as an educational innovator, incubator of new creative practice and generator of real-world success for young creatives. We are located in the heart of Chicago, across the street from historic Grant Park, and housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the South Loop.
Columbia College Chicago a private urban institution of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, four-year College offering a distinctive curriculum that blends liberal arts, creative and media arts and business is currently searching for a Director, Counseling Services.
Under the direction and guidance of the Associate Dean of StudentHealth and Support,the Director of Counseling Services will oversee the daily clinical operations including supervision and evaluation of clinical and non clinical staff. The Director will identify key issues and service needs of the student population and help assess the department's rolein the provision of serviceswhile supporting the missions of Academic and Student Affairs. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining records,monthly statistics and trends while providingservices which promote the psychological health of students.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Plan, facilitate and coordinate fiscalresources to assure availability and accessibility of services.
- Oversee directcounseling, crisisintervention, consultation and outreach services.
- Provide intake assessments, individual therapy,crisis intervention and advocacy for students when needed.
- Supervise clinical and non-clinical Counseling Services' staff. This includes developing individual and team goals, assessing progress, and perform or effectively recommend employment actions. Additionally, complete annual performance evaluations and manage employee performance.
- Manage master-level internship training program.
- Determine quality and effectiveness of services provided,and if necessary, develop and implement new processes and procedures.
- Build and maintainpositive working relationshipswith administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents when appropriate.
- Develop support systemstomeet student’s needs byidentifying and coordinatinga variety of available servicesexternal to the College.
- Serve as team member on various Student Affairs Committees, including the Dean of Students' Crisis ResponseTeam; represent Counseling Services at variouscampus functions.
- Work with Student Affairs staff and facultyto integrate Counseling Services into an array of early warningsystems.
- Develop and present workshops, trainings, and seminarsas needed.
- Prepare monthly and yearly statistical reports, and other reportsas needed.
- Perform other relatedduties and/or responsibilities, as assigned or required.
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related discipline.
- Professional licensure and/or certification in the state of IL (LCPC/LCSW).
- Atleast5years'of progressively increasingexperiencein operating a counseling service center and developing programs.
- Experienceinclinicalsupervision,staffsupervision,andknowledgecomputer programs preferred.
- Knowledgeof theories and foundations of counseling.
- Knowledgeofcommunitybasedsocialservices,mentalhealthandstudentsupportagenciesorfacilities,andtheir functions.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.
At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.
We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.
Position subject to a background screening.
This is a non-union position.
This position is not overtime eligible.
Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.