Student Counselor- IL- Student Services
Midwestern University
 Downers Grove, IL

Requisition Number: STUDE02628

Summary

The Student Counselor assists students in resolving personal and academic problems that produce emotional stress and adversely affect their educational progress. The position reports to the Manager of Student Counseling. Must be able to work until 7:00 pm one day per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with students one-on-one to discuss personal problems and develop strategies to resolve those problems
  • Meet with students one-on-one to discuss personal problems and develop strategies to resolve those problems
  • Develop educational/supportive materials for students to help disperse information regarding solutions to common personal and academic issues students experience
  • Assess and develop treatment plans and modify plans for students continued success. Refer for outside care as needed.
  • Present and distribute educational/supportive material including presentations to faculty/staff, classes and student groups as a means of outreach
  • Be present and available to offer emotional support to students experiencing unanticipated crises
  • Provide consultations as need to faculty and staff regarding student concerns
  • Provide psycho-educational presentations to faculty,staff, and students as assigned
  • Develop and facilitate therapeutic groups to students
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

A Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work or equivalent from a University or College is required. Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. Have 3-5 years of experience with individual and group counseling required.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

Language Skills

High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management and boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability

High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment can be fast-paced depending on the scheduling of exams and the need of the students. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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